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IBS Has Job Opening for Senior Accountant

The Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California, is looking to hire a full-time Senior Accountant.

The responsibilities include:

  • Performing month-end close, and preparing monthly account reconciliations and journal entries.

  • Reviewing and preparing endowment-related schedules. Reviewing investment statements, investment manager summaries, and preparing monthly reconciliation of endowment schedules.

  • Preparing and processing monthly payroll.

  • Reconciling the monthly payroll to 941 quarterly payroll tax report.

  • Assisting in the preparation of financial reports and analysis including monthly, quarterly, year-end reporting (W-2s and 1099s) and other outside reporting.

  • Assisting with the annual audit preparation and providing audit support.

  • Assisting with the preparation of the organization’s tax returns.

  • Assisting with A/R and A/P as needed.

  • Performing additional duties as assigned.


  • B.A. degree in accounting.

  • Seven to 10 years of progressive experience in accounting,

  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent understanding of accounting rules and procedures including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Strong understanding of account reconciliation.

  • Payroll experience desired.

  • Higher education, endowment and or broad-based accounting experience desired.

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner.

  • Sage experience is a plus.

Benefits include:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and capability.

  • Hybrid/remote work schedule.

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision).

  • Generous vacation, floating holidays, sick and the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • 401K retirement plan and annual employer retirement contribution.

  • Great work life balance – flexible hours.

Anyone interested is urged to contact IBS President Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto at:


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