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Accountant III Supervisor Accounting

Corporate | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

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


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


The Accountant III (Supervisor), leads assigned accounting staff efforts to provide financial information by preparing reports, maintaining accounting records and general Ledger and analyzing accounts and program expenditures.  Oversees accounting services provided to Program Managers and Corporate Leadership.   The position requires a combination of oversight duties and “hands-on” accounting work.


  • Leads assigned Accounting staff, oversees work of subordinate Accountant(s) for accuracy, prior to final submission of reports, filings or analyses; spot checks data entry; provides experience in financial analysis.
  • Mentors junior accountant(s), leads in the professional development of Accounting Department, both with regards to grant accounting, but also with regards to public accounting in general.
  • 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
  • Provides financial analyses and supports Program budget preparation
    • Creates program and corporate budgets
    • Analyzes program budget vs. actual expenditures, and provides those analyses to program management to help them make operational changes
    • Monitors program actual expenditures and compare to budget and works with program management to align actual expenses to budget
  • 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, and to ensure that accounting policies are followed
  • Other tasks as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Minimum of 5 years of general accounting experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in public or large publicly funded non-profit organization
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience leading accounting and/or audit projects and/or staff; coaching and mentoring junior accountants – with demonstrated problem solving experience


  • Demonstrated Strong knowledge of accounting principles (GAAP) required


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


  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to mentor and train subordinates
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and organizational skills
  • Skilled problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Detail oriented and able to accurately interpret data.
  • Able to explain GAAP to non-accountants


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


  • 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.