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Project Accountant

Who we are:  Harder+Company helps nonprofits, public agencies, and foundations to pursue their missions through high-quality research and consulting services. We provide data-driven analysis to help organizations understand the results of their programs and initiatives—and translate that data into actionable improvements. Our expertise spans a wide range of social impact areas, such as healthcare, social services, community development, educational achievement, arts and culture, and violence prevention. Consulting services provided by our firm include program evaluation, strategic planning, community engagement, and nonprofit capacity-building. For more information about our firm, visit our website:


How we do our work: We engage our clients as partners in an ongoing process of programmatic and organizational learning. Whether it is a needs assessment, evaluation, or a planning process, we work closely with our partners to ensure that our approaches meet their needs as well as the needs of their stakeholders. We strive to develop an engaging, dynamic process with our clients to make certain that organizational learning is achieved throughout the project by regular, ongoing, and practical feedback. This allows our clients to make midcourse adjustments and encourages them to be partners in the change process both for their organization and the communities they serve. This transfer of knowledge also encourages clients to begin the critical process of organizational reflection and skill-building. We uphold the highest level of rigor possible within a project and at the same time we make adjustments to research designs, tools, and approaches to ensure that our work is accessible, culturally responsive, and meaningful given real-world resource and timeline constraints. Our clients see our research, evaluation, and planning as an opportunity to improve and leverage new information to strengthen programs and create lasting systems change.


At Harder+Company, we know firsthand that diversity encompasses a broad range of cultures and lived experiences. For the last decade, we have formalized our work on this front through an internal Culturally Based Consulting (CBC) workgroup. CBC draws on the insights and expertise of our own diverse staff, and provides both general guidance for working in diverse communities and targeted support for individual projects. CBC reflects our ongoing learning and awareness of our own cultures, as well as the cultures of the many stakeholders and communities we interact with, to promote genuine and respectful collaboration—in turn producing quality, accessible, and practical products that help our clients advance social change.


Who we are looking for: Harder+Company seeks an experienced Project Accountant to work closely with the organization’s finance team. Using the company’s automated financial system, Deltek Vision, the Project Accountant will be responsible for supporting the general accounting functions of the organization. This position will report directly to the Controller.  The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, thrive in a team environment, and have a solid understanding of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative and possess the ability to prioritize multiple, competing deadlines. Experience working in fast-paced professional service firm is preferred.


Specifically, we seek to hire a Project Accountant whose roles will include:

  • Client Billing and Project Accounting
    • Ensure accurate processing and documentation for all accounting transactions
    • Prepare and provide information for project audits
    • Work closely with project managers to set up projects
    • Review contracts to ensure proper contract compliance
    • Prepare monthly invoices
    • Manage client (accounting) communication
    • Manage accounts receivable collections
  • Accounts Payable
    • Manage vendor records and payments
    • Research and resolve vendor queries
    • A/P Management
    • Record, classify and obtain approval for invoices and expense reports within guidelines
    • Prepare and mail 1099’s
  • Financial Statement Reporting
    • Communicate with Executive level-management
    • Invoicing and A/R report
    • Perform ad hoc reporting using the company’s automated accounting system
  • Payroll management support
  • Cash management support


Skills you bring: You draw upon a diverse set of skills and experiences in evaluation design, project management, and client communications, including:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in business, finance, accounting, or other related field
  • At least 3 years accounting experience, preferably with a professional services organization
  • Working experience with Deltek Vision strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated results and highly detail-oriented, accurate, and organized
  • Excellent critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines
  • Ability to be an effective team player and to work independently
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to maintain positive and professional interactions with clients and peers
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and identify appropriate solutions
  • Adept at using Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Spanish language fluency (written and spoken) or other non-English language fluency preferred


Typical physical demands include:

  • Working on a computer for 8 hours, on average, each day
  • Lifting and moving documents and supplies
  • Bending to file and retrieve documents
  • Some travel (client meetings)


This position will be based in Harder+Company’s Corporate Office in San Francisco and will report to the Controller. Medical, dental, vacation, holiday, and 401k provided. This position is full time with an annual starting salary of $60,000 and commensurate with experience. Harder+Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. 

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