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Accountant II

Finance and Accounting | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide 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


The Accountant II is responsible for:
  • 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
  • Create program and corporate budgets
  • Analyze program budget vs. actual and explain variences
  • Assist in program start-up and RFP
  • Monitor program actual expenditures and compare to budget and make recommendation to align actual expenses to budget
  • Coordinate program contract execution and submission
  • Providing financial analyses and participating in budget preparation


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting expereince
  • 1-2 years of public accounting experience perferred
  • Excellent grasp of accounting principles required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail absolutely required

Additional Preferred:

  • Ability to effectively perform all accounting functions from journal entry through closing
  • Expereience in not-for-profit organization and/or grant management preffered
  • Limited audit background is a plus
  • Excellent Excel, math, and organizational skills
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.