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Accountant II (Corporate Administration)

Finance and Accounting | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION
Accounting Department

Serving those who serve others.  The Accounting Department of VOALA is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to those who aid our communities’ most vulnerable.   Administers finance operations and fiscal regulatory efforts for over 120 human services programs with over 2000 employees.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Accountant II provides financial information by preparing reports, maintaining accounting records and general Ledger and analyzing accounts and program expenditures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining accounting data for multiple programs (some with multiple grants) while managing varying grant requirements
    • Preparing journal entries, worksheets, and financial reports using automated as well as hands-on accounting practices using GAAP
  • Provide financial analyses and participating in budget preparation
    • Create program and corporate budgets
    • Analyze program budget vs. actual and explain variances
    • Monitor program actual expenditures and compare to budget and make recommendations to align actual expenses to budget
  • Assist in program start-up and RFP
  • Coordinate program contract execution and submission
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • 4 years of Accounting experience

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Excellent grasp of accounting principles required

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Advanced Microsoft operating system skill: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with internet applications

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Sets priorities, handle multiple tasks, organized
  • Skilled problem solving and decision making
  • Detail oriented, able to accurately interpret data
  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, regular attendance, adaptable, communicator, and organized

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, regular attendance, adaptable, communicator, and organized

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s in finance, business or accounting
  • 1 years of public accounting experience preferred
  • Accounting experience in federal grant reporting and grant management
  • Experience working in public and/or non-profit organization
  • Limited audit background
  • Great Plain accounting software
  • Experience in not-for-profit organization and/or grant management preferred
  • Limited audit background is a plus

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.