Accounting Manager/Senior Accounting Manager

Oakland CA Full-time


Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that we can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Our work – both rapid response and long-term campaigns for change – amplifies the voices of Black folks and our allies, building power and delivering meaningful wins that create consequences for racial injustice and build momentum for implementing solutions that move Black people and all people forward.



The Finance Team is currently comprised of the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Finance & Accounting, a Finance Associate and a Contracted Accounting Consultant. The Finance Team directs and manages the financial operations of three COC entities, Color Of Change Education Fund, a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation; Color Of Change, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation; and Color Of Change PAC, a 527 political action committee. We interface with and support all operating departments of COC, including the Boards of Directors, senior management, staff, members and vendors.



Color Of Change is seeking a full-time (exempt) Accounting Manager/Senior Accounting Manager, based in our Oakland, CA office. The right candidate has experience with non-profit accounting and is committed to achieving results in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities. This position is an excellent opportunity to be a critical problem-solver within a growing, mission-driven organization. The Accounting Manager/Senior Accounting Manager will be responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable and grants, general ledger maintenance, month-end closing, and financial reporting.


This position reports to the Director of Finance and Accounting, and will supervise the Accounts Payable Specialist (once hired).



The Accounting Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Reconcile all bank accounts
  • Review and record grant agreements and payments
  • Assist with processing payroll
  • Prepare and record journal entry for payroll in Intacct
  • Remit and record retirement plan (401k and 457b) contributions
  • Reconcile Payroll Quarterly
  • Adjust vacation accrual balance quarterly in Intacct
  • Reconcile and verify balance sheet accounts for month end closing
  • Review and reconcile intercompany (Due To/Due From) accounts
  • Interact with Campaign Finance consultant to prepare FEC reports
  • Conduct Depreciation and Amortization
  • Provide Audit support
  • Additional duties and support as required

Leadership & Teamwork

  • Directly supervise the Accounts Payable Specialist (once position is hired).
  • Act with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills - both verbal and written.
  • Use effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Apply strong judgment & critical thinking skills consistently.
  • Utilize leadership skills by assisting Finance team members and COC colleagues in learning new systems, processes, and general Finance/Accounting principles.



The Accounting Manager/Senior Accounting Manager will be a hands-on professional, with 5 to 7 years of experience managing accounting operations in a Nonprofit environment. They will have a strong customer service mentality, and a passion for racial and social justice. Skills required include general ledger accounting; ability to keep account for separate companies in one accounting system, thorough understanding of Intacct and GAAP as it pertains to nonprofit fund accounting.  


We’d love to see you bring in some, or all of the below strengths, experiences, or skills:

  • At least 5 years of Accounting or Bookkeeping experience including processing accounts payable and accounts receivable, preparing journal entries and financial reporting.
  • Direct supervisory experience and leadership/coaching skills.
  • Experience using Intacct automated accounting system.
  • Thorough knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of Nonprofit Accounting and Bookkeeping standards on both the revenue and expense side.



Click below and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.



Salary is commensurate with experience, and Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package. This is a full-time exempt position.


Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.