Payroll and Accounting Assistant

Payroll and Accounting Assistant

Job Description


Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Staff Accountant will support the finance team with various accounting and administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity to grow in learning and building skills in the non-profit and performing arts sector.


SFJAZZ is one of the world's most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million Center launched in 2013 and the 34-year-old non-profit organizat ion now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2016-17 Season is more than $16 million with more than half coming from ticket revenues.


  • Assist Senior Accountant with semi-monthly payroll including processing timesheets, proper departmental coding, and payroll reports. 
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations 
  • Assist in the preparation of daily, weekly, and monthly journal entries for artist merchandise sales, postage usage, and prepaid insurance. 
  • Perform various AP, AR, and Deposit processing on a weekly basis including responsibility for maintenance of all vendor files 
  • Work with HR Manager to ensure all employee records are maintained accurately 
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements 
  • Assist in the preparation of actual to budget reports by departments, reforecasting of annual budget, and assisting in the preparation of the annual budget. 
  • Assist with quarterly and annual audit preparation, including reconciliations and schedules 
  • Assist Director of Finance with financial reports, special projects and administrative reports 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting or Finance 
  • 2+ years accounting/finance experience required 
  • Highly detail oriented; ability to meet deadlines and effective problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision 
  • Advanced MS Excel 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management 

Working Conditions:
The work schedule is usually customary office hours to unpredictable hours during critical periods (especially in preparing for the annual audit.)

To Apply

Please send your resume in .doc or .pdf format, along with a cover letter explaining your interest in SFJAZZ, and salary history to: with Staff Accountant in the Subject line. Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO phone calls please.