General Accountant

San Francisco, CA
Internships and Returnships
Path Forward
Volta is seeking an Accountant to join our Finance Team and help us improve and take our accounting processes, technology, and controls to scale. You will use your experience and knowledge of fast-growing companies to help deliver innovative, high-quality solutions that meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders and keep pace with our fast-growing business.

The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with other members of the finance team to improve processes, implement and deployment new finance and accounting systems, maintain controls, and preparing management reports. This position is based in San Francisco and will report to Volta’s Controller.


Path Forward is a nonprofit organization that is on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce. The Path Forward Return to Work program is a 16- week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving.

If selected, you’ll receive 16 weeks of paid employment while doing work for the world’s most influential free-to-use EV Charging company. You’ll have a chance to update your skills, add new experiences to your resume and make professional connections.

The program is open to anyone who has at least 5 years of professional experience and has been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caregiving. If you meet these criteria and your skills match our needs, we welcome you to apply.


    • Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
    • Document financial transactions by entering account information
    • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options
    • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports
    • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents
    • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
    • Use advanced analytical skills to identify anomalies in recorded transactions and correct accounting records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
    • Secure financial information by completing database backups and maintain financial security by following internal controls
    • Prepare vendor payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements
    • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
    • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions


    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance
    • Minimum 3.5 GPACPA or CPA candidate, strongly preferred
    • Minimum two years of work experience at a public accounting firm (Big 4 firm preferred)
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel (pivots, advanced formulas, manipulation of large data sets) and other MS Office skills required (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint)
    • Demonstrates clear and effective written and verbal communication and the ability to prioritize tasks
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to simultaneously research discrepancies and solve problems
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Able to maintain confidential information
    • Works well in a team environment