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Financial Analyst (Internal Audit)

Corporate | 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.

Evaluation - Corporate

Serving those who serve others.  The Evaluation Department assesses Corporate and Program effectiveness through consultative approaches coupled with extensive data analysis.  The Evaluation staff works with Corporate and Program staff to identify and implement strategies and processes for continuous improvement.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

As part of the Evaluation team, Financial Analyst will provide internal audits to verify financial transactions in each program and across the company. Create a financial analysis strategy, gather verified financial reports, analyze reports in order to present senior management financial and performance trends.  Create effective systems for continuous improvement throughout all VOALA financial practices.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Internal Audit Duties:

  • Compile and analyze corporate financial reports, report trends to senior management
  • Plan and Conduct program financial audits 
    • Gather financial data from Accounting and Accounts Payable
    • Verify transactions, monitor financial performance
    • Ensure adherence to financial processes
    • Generate comparison between budget and actual financial performance

 Process Improvement Duties:

  • Analyze trends in financial reporting and performance
  • Create process to model, track and report financial performance
  • Create financial models and processes for Programs to improve financial performance
  • Work with Senior Leaders to implement best financial practices at Programs and company-wide
  • 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 in Accounting, Business or Finance

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years of experience in public accounting

KNOWLEDGE:

  • GAAP
  • Industry knowledge of non-profit accounting and fiscal reporting
  • Internal Audit Principals

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Strong data analysis for quantitative and qualitative research
  • Expert Ability to use Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, Online data collection tools and modeling

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Quick learner
  • Ability to see trends and pictures in data
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Extremely strong Excel skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work well with senior program managers when challenging their program performance
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to answer to multiple people giving assignment
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards

COMPETENCIES:

  • Internal Auditor Interview skill
  • Analytical Skill
  • Model Testing skill
  • Communication skill
  • Negotiation skill
  • Documentation skill
  • Ability to promote and maintain collaborative work relationships with various program and corporate staff members

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or MBA in Finance
  • 5 years of accounting experience
  • Financial audit experience
  • Non-profit funding and accounting
  • Familiar with CARF standards
  • Familiar with Great Plains 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.