Brilliant Corners

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Accounts Payable Specialist- FSHP LA

Accounting | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Organization Overview
Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to California’s most vulnerable individuals, with an emphasis on those transitioning from, or at risk of, homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes, and implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veterans’ services and health care sectors. 

In short, we do good work.

We have offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, currently have 130 staff and are growing daily. We’re looking for inspired, talented people who want to be part of a team that’s affecting profound change and is having fun doing it.   

Position Summary

The Accounts Payable Specialist is part of the accounting team and should be organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and motivated individual.  This position requires experience in the areas of accounts payable, data entry, and problem-solving. Primary responsibilities include entering high volume vendor payments, applying payments to the appropriate program and accounts, and resolving errors as they arise.

The Accounts Payable Specialist will report directly to the Accounting Supervisor and will work closely with a team of accountants. The Accounts Payable Specialist is required to maintain a collaborative working relationship with Brilliant Corners personnel.   Ensures timely and accurate payment of the organization’s financial obligations by: reviewing payment vouchers for accuracy, appropriateness, and approvals; entering voucher information to the accounting system; preparing checks as directed for payment of vouchers; recording electronic payments made; researching and resolving issues regarding missing or late payments and discrepancies with vendor records; maintaining electronic and physical vendor records; and supporting other accounting team staff in the fulfillment of their duties.


  • Process A/P including checks, ACH and wires in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring that vouchers and invoices have proper approvals, correct calculations, and match printed checks.

  • Address vendor inquiries in a timely, positive, and collaborative manner.

  • Reconcile vendor statements, investigating and correcting any discrepancies.

  • Set up new vendors and maintain vendor files to make sure information is complete and accurate, including obtaining W-9 documents.

  • Produce annual 1099s and other tax-related filings.

  • Verify validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from internal departments, vendors, and customers.

  • Resolve invalid expenditures by entering adjusting entries.

  • Maintain confidentiality of information as appropriate.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

  • Contribute to departmental and organizational goals and mission by completing related tasks as needed.

  • Other tasks as assigned.



  • You bring your “A” game to work.  You inspire a culture of excellence and take pride in doing “whatever it takes” for our clients and partners. You believe that it’s a reflection on you, your work, and the organization you represent.

  • You’re a people person. You invest in relationships and love to collaborate with the talented people around you. You are the cheerleader for your team.  You enjoy providing great customer service.

  • You’re obsessed with organization. You’re known as someone who gets things done quickly, accurately and calmly. You can handle many responsibilities at once and you instinctively discern between what’s important and what’s urgent. Things are done right, and don’t fall through the cracks.

  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You’re resourceful and at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities. You can handle many important responsibilities at once and you’re rigorous about prioritization. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field;

  • 1-2 years AP and accounting experience;

  • Familiarity with Intacct, preferred; and

  • Proficient with MS Office—Excel and Word.

    Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Adaptable to change and able to apply new concepts quickly, fast learner

  • Can manage multiple deadlines efficiently and simultaneously

  • Solid team member who is able to work well collaboratively on projects and under pressure

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally responsive services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Basic computer knowledge, MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required; some Salesforce knowledge a plus

  • Flexibility required regarding scheduling and prioritizing of tasks

  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations, good organizational and record-keeping skills, and good independent judgment

  • Ability to work independently

Location:                     527 W. 7th Street, Floor 11, Los Angeles, CA  90014
Reports To:                 Accounting Supervisor

Start date:                  Immediately
Compensation:          $21.63-24.03, per hour
Status:                        Full-time, non-exempt (some nights and weekends may apply)
Benefits:                     Health, dental, vision, retirement match, long-term disability, life insurance, flex spending, commuter plan, sick leave and vacation pay
Travel required:        None

Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Brilliant Corners is committed to fair hiring practices and does not ask applicants to disclose conviction history before extending a conditional job offer.

Disclaimer: Brilliant Corners does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters for any of its employment opportunities. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Brilliant Corners about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters to any employee at Brilliant Corners via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Brilliant Corners; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by Brilliant Corners as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.