Factory/Manufacturing Accountant

POSITION:                             Factory/Manufacturing Accountant

REPORTS TO:                        Finance Director


The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is looking for a full-time Factory Accountant/Manufacturing Accountant to fill a valued role in our growing organization.

Role Overview

We are seeking an additional team member to expand our four-person Finance and Accounting group.  The position would be co-located with our Lighthouse Industries (LHI) manufacturing operation, currently in San Leandro, but moving to a brand-new manufacturing facility in Alameda on Bay Farm Island in 2020.

The Factory/Manufacturing Accountant position is a newly created position necessitated by the growth of our cleaning products business and MRE tissue operation.  The Factory/Manufacturing Accountant would work closely with the LHI Plant Manager and other LHI staff in securing raw materials and other supplies necessary to meet customer demand, entering accounting transactions in ERP system software, paying vendors on a timely basis, valuing inventory and reporting sales and cost of goods sold on a monthly basis, invoicing customers and following-up on unpaid receivables, coordinating physical inventories with factory and manufacturing staff, and maintaining the integrity of financial data in the factory ERP.


Bachelor’s degree required; accounting major preferred but not required.

Two years of accounting/cost accounting experience and/or experience working in a factory and or manufacturing environment.

Ability to work independently as a member of the finance organization and at the same time being a valued member of the factory organization.  Strong interpersonal skills essential to communicating with 3rd party vendors and customers and co-workers.  Knowledge of basic accounting and cost accounting principles and practices.  Comfortable with accounting software and skilled in preparing and navigating spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and using ERP software applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Secure approval of vendor invoices and remit payments on a timely basis.
  • Enter all disbursement transactions in the ERP application and print checks or initiate ACH payments.
  • Coordinate factory physical inventory counts and reconcile variances.
  • Determine appropriate internal General Ledger coding for inventory and non-inventory factory purchases and service transactions.
  • Generate invoices to customers in the ERP application and monitor Accounts Receivable aging.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements of factory operations.
  • Provide monthly federal sales reports to the N.I.B.
  • Maintain Accounts Payable (AP) vendor and Accounts Receivable (AR) customer files.
  • Follow agency internal AP and AR policies and procedures.
  • Train factory/manufacturing personnel on relevant financial policies and procedures.
  • Respond to auditor requests for data during the annual financial statement audit and other governmental reporting requirements specific to the factory.
  • Prepare year-end 1099 and 1096 forms.
  • Assist the General Ledge Accountant with AR and bank reconciliations and other tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Must be able to sit at a desk and perform computer-intensive work for many hours at a time, be able to operate standard office equipment, be able to move 10lbs independently, and be able to navigate within the confines of a factory operation.

Who We Are:

LightHouse has an audacious mission – to transform the lives of the 40,000 blind people in the greater Bay Area and beyond. We do this through tech design, disability advocacy, consultation, classes and community formation in San Francisco, our four satellite offices and Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa. We are a fun, fascinating, widely diverse, warm and friendly community. We work in downtown San Francisco in a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art workspace renowned for its universal design, steps from Civic Center BART. LightHouse is working for nothing less than to change the future for blind people and the wider community.

Within a five-minute walk are the world headquarters for Twitter, Uber, Dolby, Zendesk and many other tech giants. Within three blocks are all of the principal building for Northern California’s federal, state and local government. Also in our neighborhood are many theaters, San Francisco Symphony and Opera, the Asian Art Museum and dozens of other key cultural anchors of the entire Bay Area.

The successful candidate will join a unique organization in which blind and sighted professionals work together at every level. Our governing Board of Directors, management and staff are all composed of roughly equal numbers of blind and sighted people, a parity unprecedented in our field.

Founded in 1902, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides skills, resources and community for the advancement of all individuals who are blind or have low vision. Our innovative programs have been featured in 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal and beyond. The blind community comes to LightHouse to learn how to travel independently with a white cane, to rejoin the workforce, use accessible technology, and meet a community of mentors and peers. From unique tactile maps, to an unparalleled camp for blind campers, to a world prize for blind ambition, LightHouse offers programs unavailable elsewhere

Learn About Us:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Employee Benefits:

The LightHouse offers a rich package of benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance. Employees are eligible for an employer-matched 401(k) plan and subsidized health club membership, among many other perks.


Depending On Experience; industry competitive.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé in word processing document attachments (no PDFs please) and employment application (downloads in a Word document) to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. including the job title in the subject line. To fill out the application, please enable editing in the document.