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Database Manager and Gift Processor position

Accountant Position

Job Classification: Full-time Non-Exempt – Accountant
Position Reports to: Controller/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Works closely with: Senior Accountant and Gifts Processor & Database Manager

The Accountant supports the finance team in performing general accounting activities and financial reporting in order to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the SBCC Foundation. The primary areas of responsibility include timely processing of receipts and disbursements to ensure financial information is always current and accurate.

The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students. The Foundation provides more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, and other critical needs of the college in order to support SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals.


General Accounting:

  • Contributions: Prepare cash receipts and in-kind gifts for processing.
  • Bank accounts: Update and maintain check signature authority. Process deposits of cash receipts. Reconcile bank accounts.
  • Accounts Payable: Process payments of all invoices, contracts, and other obligations of the Foundation. Prepare 1099s for vendors.
  • Prepaid: Maintain and reconcile prepaid expenses.
  • Fixed Assets: Maintain capital assets and calculate monthly depreciation.
  • Accounts Receivable: Create invoices for SBCC District and Cottage Health for cash receipts
  • SBCC Promise: Maintain and reconcile the SBCC Promise Fund

Financial Reporting:

  • Audit: Prepare audit schedules for the Foundation’s year-end financial audit.
  • Budget: Assist with developing the Foundation’s annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Tracking: Maintain, monitor, and report on actual expenses vs. budget during the year.
  • Committees: Assist with committee reports.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Storage: Administer files kept at offsite storage facility (pickup, retrievals, and destructions)
  • Merchant Accounts: Manage all online giving platforms and merchant accounts.
  • General: Order office supplies for office. Drop outgoing and retrieve incoming daily mail.
  • Other: Provide general assistance with Foundation events and other related duties as assigned


  • Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Finance or appropriate field or at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Nonprofit experience is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrate initiative and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities and challenges.
  • Working knowledge of the computerized office environment; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs; experience with Financial Edge preferred.

This job description does not list all the duties of the position. Other duties, as assigned or deemed necessary by management, may be required. Performance evaluations will use the contents of this job description as a basis for review.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to:

SBCC Foundation
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 or send by email to: morris@sbccfoundation.org
No phone calls, please.

Open until filled
Competitive Salary
References will be required at a later date.


Author: Jen LeMay


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