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Accountant III Part Time

Corporate | Los Angeles, CA | Part 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 - Accounting

Serving those who serve others – Supporting over 120 social service programs with responsive administrative efforts.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Accountant III:  Provides experienced-based leadership and knowledge to accounting team.  Supports assigned VOALA Programs with accounting and reporting services.  Provides financial information to Program Managers and Corporate Leadership, by preparing reports, maintaining accounting records and General Ledger and analyzing accounts and program expenditures.  Trains junior accounting team members, and program staff, on Grant and Funder requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Maintains accounting data for multiple programs (some with multiple grants) while managing varying grant requirements
    • Prepares journal entries, worksheets, and financial reports using automated as well as hands-on accounting practices following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Approves AP vouchers and codes expenses and charges
    • Analyzes general ledger account and program financial situation
    • Prepares monthly billing and Drawdown
    • Maintains Accounting controls by following policies and procedures complying with Federal, state and local financial requirement
    • Corrects errors by posting adjusting entries in Great Plain Accounting software
    • Prepares monthly, quarterly, yearly closeout reports for funders
    • Maintains accounts and performs complex balance reconciliation
  • Leads financial analyses and supports Program budget preparation
    • Creates program and corporate budgets
    • Analyzes program budget vs. actual expenditures
    • Monitors program actual expenditures and compare to budget and make recommendations to align actual expenses to budget
  • Leads special projects for accounting department, as assigned
  • Prepares billings and financial reports to grantor (monthly, quarterly and annually)
  • Works with Program staff with various levels of accounting knowledge, to provide financial support to assigned programs
  • Trains and Mentors new or junior accountants on the application of GAAP towards managing grant accounting.
  • Other tasks as assigned 

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:

  • 5 years of general accounting experience
  • 3 years of experience in grant management and federal grant reporting.
  • 2 years of experience working in public or large publicly funded non-profit organization 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Demonstrated Strong knowledge of accounting principles (GAAP) required 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Advanced Microsoft operating system skill: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet applications
  • Strong skills in Excel and accounting software 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong written and verbal communication, able to train junior accountants and explain accounting principles to Program staff
  • Sets priorities, handle multiple tasks, organized
  • Skilled problem solving and decision making,
  • Detail oriented, able to accurately interpret data.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s in finance, business or accounting
  • Grant and Funder accounting, including preparing for Funder audits
  • Strong Skill Great Plain Accounting Software

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.