Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) began in 1976 as a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling and Referral center for Gay men and Lesbians. At that time the organization was called Western Addiction Services Program (WASP), and also offered a newsletter called The Bulletin, which is still in publication as our monthly eBulletin.

In 1984 the agency initiated the AIDS Counseling and Assistance Program (AIDS CAP), in an effort to contend with the emerging HIV epidemic, and began offering free, anonymous HIV Testing in 1985 as one of the first county test sites. Over the next several years the program was expanded with state and county funding to provide HIV education and prevention to gay and bisexual men, substance abusers, and sex workers. In 1991, PPF established the Necessities of Life Project (NOLP), a food pantry providing free food and household items to low-income HIV-positive people and their families. That year also saw the legal name of the organization change to the Gay & Lesbian Resource Center (GLRC).

In 1994, the organization changed its name to Pacific Pride Foundation, which became the parent organization for the GLRC as well as AIDS Project Central Coast (APCC – formerly AIDS CAP).

Since its formation, Pacific Pride Foundation has become the foremost resource for people living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBT community, both in Santa Barbara County and the coastal communities of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, PPF is a strong, respected leader providing high quality, compassionate health and social service programs not available through any other organization in the county.

Jul 30, 2019
The Accountant is responsible for all segments of general accounting, financial reporting, is audit liaison for independent financial audit and works closely with the Executive Director for all areas of the agency’s business including contracts and insurance. The Accountant is also responsible for accurate and timely reporting for government contracts and for employee timekeeping. Reports to the Executive Director. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Handles all accounting - financial records and journals, A/R and A/P, bank reconciliations, obtaining backup documents for the agency credit card, payroll reporting to ADP, sales tax quarterly returns, issuance of annual 1099’s and other government reporting as needed. Accountant is also responsible for preparation of the annual budget, and for maintaining and updating the Official Documents of the agency. 2. Oversee and monitor all contracts/guidelines to assure timely and accurate reporting. Work with individual staff members to assure their understanding as it relates to their contract responsibilities. 3. The Accountant is responsible for preparing reports for presentation to the Board of Directors Finance Committee and the Board at large. 4. Works with Executive Director, outside agents and brokers to secure and maintain liability insurance, D & O insurance, workers compensation coverage and employee benefit programs. 5. Assist with annual year-end audit with outside auditors; prepare reports and schedules as needed as well as assist with the year-end non-profit informational returns. 6. Provide financial information to support the Grant Writer. 7. Support the Executive Director and all other employees to fulfill the Agency Mission Statement for all that we serve. JOB TYPE: Full-time, 40 hours/week If interested please email a cover letter & resume to colette@ pacificpridefoundation.org.  
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