Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Accounting Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description



    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values.  Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention. MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status.  Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

    Position Description


    Supervise and track day-to-day accounting processes.  Develop and implement accounting processes for collecting, analyzing, and verifying financial information.                                                              



    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    • Assist with Month-End and Year-End Close processes, including but not limited to the preparation and review of detailed journal entries, including payroll and employee benefits transactions, and preparation and review of monthly account reconciliations
    • Maintains accounting controls by establishing, revising, and maintaining a chart of accounts in alignment with agency needs
    • Oversee cash management including reconciliations of cash accounts
    • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement preparation, presentation, and analysis. Prepare ad hoc reports as requested
    • Assist the Controller with implementation of new ERP system including process design, data migration, testing, and training
    • Assist and support staff as needed, act as mentor to junior level accounting staff
    • Design, develop, and review complex cost allocations and reconciliations
    • Assist in annual financial statement audit including preparation of work-papers and documentation
    • Identify potential issues and recommend reasonable solutions
    • Perform advanced numerical data analysis
    • Prepare various organizational filings for local, state, and federal agencies within required time-lines
    • Assist in determining system improvement by developing and implementing business flow processes as needed
    • Complete special projects as assigned by the Controller and/or CFO


    Salary range: $70,000-$80,000/year

    Education/Experience Requirements



    *Highly experienced Senior Accountants with leadership experience will be considered*

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably in non profit organization
    • Public accounting experience preferred
    • Management/Supervisory experience preferred
    • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, standards, regulations, laws, and practices
    • Advanced computer skills including MS Windows based operating systems
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Able to multi-task and prioritize, critical thinking skills


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