Staff at The San Diego Foundation address the region’s most pressing challenges and identify opportunities by working with donors and partners to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans.

Thank you for your interest in the work of The San Diego Foundation. To learn more about our work and inquire about joining our team, contact

Employment Opportunities:

Senior Accountant

Purpose of Position

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the general accounting function.  S/he collaborates with the Controller and Chief Financial Officer to ensure accurate and timely accounting and finance activities.  The Senior Accountant interacts with management, auditors, donors, and internal staff to ensure confidence in the accounting process as well as responds to inquiries.  The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering financial transactions into Financial Edge (fund accounting application) to track activity in individual donor funds, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Principal Duties/Goals

Investment Accounting: Monthly review, analysis, recording, and reconciliation of Foundation managed and separately managed investment accounts to ensure that all income from interest/dividends, market activities and relevant fees are appropriate recorded and applied to individual funds.  Monthly rebalancing of investment portfolio and work with the Chief Investment Officer to complete and send correspondence for the transfer of funds.

Other Assets: Responsible for accounting and reconciliation of all transactions related to assets of The Foundation including prepaid expenses, accounts receivable, fixed assets (including additions, deletions and depreciation and the maintenance and updating budget to actual for capital purchases) and Notes Receivable.

Fee Calculations: Responsible for tracking and ensuring administrative fees are properly calculated and recorded on a monthly basis.

Planned Giving: Responsible for tracking all planned gifts and bequests and coordinating with other departments as needed. Responsible for electronic archival of statements on a quarterly basis and following up on outstanding statements. Preparation of year-end calculation and recording adjustment for Financial Audit preparation related to present value of future gifts.

Financial Reporting: Responsible for preparing monthly financial statements including, budget to actual, Consolidated Statement of Financial Position and Consolidated Statement of Activities, as well as Affiliate Financial Reporting (SDCREF; SDWF, SDRDF and Sol Price Retailing/Service Scholarship Program). Responsible for preparing bi-weekly financial highlights report.

Fund Statements and Research: Assist with performing internal review of quarterly fund statements as well as ad-hoc research from Donor Relations or constituents relating to specific fund accounting items.

Year End Audit: Prepare schedules and reconciliations pertinent to the areas of responsibility as needed for the annual audit. Work with external auditors to address questions and provide additional information as requested and provide support to Controller during preparation of Financial Statements as needed.

Annual Form 990: Primary resource for the compilation and review of the annual 990s that the Foundation is required to remit and work closely with external tax auditors.

Other Duties:

  • Assist with implementing sound internal controls and best practices
  • Ad-hoc reporting for a variety of funds
  • Provide support to CFO and Controller and perform additional duties as requested.



Supervision Received

Reports directly to Director, Controller



  • Employees
  • Board members
  • Committee members
  • Affiliate members


  • Current and prospective donors
  • Auditors
  • Fund Advisors
  • Community and private foundations
  • Nonprofit organizations

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required with a minimum of 3 years of experience in progressive full cycle accounting
  • Experience in GAAP including ability to research issues
  • Experience with fund accounting preferred
  • Experience working with outside auditors
  • Experience and ability to analyze and interpret financial data, and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Professional attitude and demeanor to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels within and external to the organization
  • Proven ability to work independently and successfully organize, prioritize multiple projects and meet or exceed deadlines in delivering solid deliverables
  • Experience in a people-oriented, fast paced and changing environment
  • Regularly takes initiative to recognize and anticipate opportunities and challenges, and to think critically, and provide and explain alternatives clearly
  • Quality improvement orientation
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading capability
  • Advanced knowledge, experience, and expert proficiency with computer software applications: MS Windows, Outlook, Word, and particularly Excel
  • Experience with financial applications; Blackbaud experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong emotional intelligence with excellent interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Nonprofit sector experience or interest in mission-based organization helpful

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently

Judgment/Reasoning Ability

  • Use of good judgment and own initiative
  • Logical thought process

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for up to two hours
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend and stoop

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking, professional office environment.
  • Fast paced working with multi-level distractions.

Special Conditions

  • Ability to work extended hours as needed.

Apply Today

Interested applicants can apply by emailing Salary Expectations, a Resume and Cover Letter to Please use the subject line: Senior Accountant.

Fund Service Administrator

Purpose of Position

To provide outstanding customer service to TSDF stakeholders, related to daily fund-related inquiries via phone, email and web-based communication. The Fund Service Administrator will collaborate and coordinate with team members to provide administrative services to the Donor Relations department.  The position is also dedicated to maintaining, supporting and enhancing the database-related functions critical to providing outstanding customer service.

Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

To coordinate and provide the daily flow of administrative support for TSDF stakeholders related to their fund by performing the following tasks:

  • Provide extraordinary service to existing donors and fund advisors
  • Assist donors, fund contacts and fund advisors with time-sensitive and/or straightforward fund administration-related inquiries regarding their fund at TSDF.
  • Document and track issues until resolution.
  • Coordinate dissemination of required paper statements to fund advisors Support and maintain an accurate database
  • Support and provide documentation support for Fund Service policies and procedures
  • Cross-train in principal functions and provide back-up support to CGT and Donor Relations Administrators

 Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum three years of administrative experience in professional office environment, nonprofit experience preferable
  • Experienced providing superior customer service, including excellent verbal telephone skills.
  • Strong aptitude and experience with database applications, data entry and management, and report generation,
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and utilizing administrative organizational systems with attention to detail, timeliness and record keeping
  • Ability to work independently and successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, to include, writing, editing and proofing skills
  • Advanced knowledge and expert proficiency with computer software applications: MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Ability to be flexible and open to change with successful experience working in a fast-paced environment


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree helpful but not required

Language Skills

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently

Work Environment

  • Fast-paced working environment

Apply Today

The Foundation offers an excellent benefits packet and competitive compensation.  Join us! Interested applicants can apply by emailing Salary Requirements, a Resume and Cover Letter to Please use the subject line: Fund Service Administrator.