Accounting Technician

​The Presidio Trust is seeking an Accounting Technician to work at the Presidio. Once an Army base, the Presidio is an innovative national park at the Golden Gate. In 1994, the Presidio was transferred to the National Park Service, and in 1996, the United States Congress created a first-of-its-kind structure, mandating the Presidio Trust (Trust) oversee and manage 80% of the Presidio, including most of its historic buildings, forests, trails, and vistas, and through revenue generated from residents and tenants in the park, Congress set a goal for the Presidio to be financially self-sufficient by 2013. The Trust achieved this goal eight years ahead of its scheduled timeline in 2005. The Presidio – a park rich with history, nature, and open space – now contains hundreds of restored former military buildings animated by more than 3,000 residents and 200 companies, including high tech start-ups, innovative non-profits, and other organizations that offer a welcoming mix of visitor experiences. On any given day at the Presidio, organizations are pursuing new ideas, scientists are conducting research, and people of all ages are volunteering, learning, playing, and exploring.


Our ideal candidate is an Accounts Payable professional with demonstrated success in handling different types of invoices including construction, architectural, engineering, general consulting, and other federal, state and city agencies. You are a team player capable of independently prioritizing the workload to ensure deadlines and schedules are met, and completing work with accuracy. You have strong analytical and problem solving skills, and are an excellent communicator, constructively working with the Contracting/Procurement and Operations Departments.


Applications received by December 2, 2016 will receive first consideration. This is a full time position.  Minimum salary is $45,186 per annum.  We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of December 5, make a job offer by mid-December, and set a work start date in early January, 2017.




  • Accounts Payable - Process invoices for payment including reviewing receiving records, reviewing invoice backup, responding to vendor inquiries, resolving disputes, and filing. Prepare journal entries related to Accounts Payable. Compile and maintain accounting records and files
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations related to Accounts Payable.
  • Prepare transaction spreadsheets and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounting sub-ledgers to document business transactions.
  • Ensure Accounts Payable filing is up-to-date each week.
  • Maintain daily spreadsheet logs of checks received by Accounts Receivable.




  • Associate's Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations, and understand accounting coding processes for invoices and projects.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from vendors and customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands to operate a personal computer, talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand or walk, and lift and/or move up to ten pounds.




  • Experience working in Oracle (or similar accounting software).
  • Optimistic and positive attitude with a demonstrated deep commitment to the highest level of customer service.
  • Bright, confident, and enthusiastic demeanor with passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio Trust.


About the Finance Team


Our Finance team is a diverse group of professionals who manage all accounts payable and accounts receivable for the Presidio Trust. As part of a one-of-a-kind organization, the team brings together innovative private sector strategies while following federal policies and guidelines to develop and maintain the Presidio Trust's budget, collects revenue from park residents and tenants to pay park expenses, and helps to ensure the park is self-sufficient and continues to be available for all visitors.