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Financial Assistant II

Adult Services | 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.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Financial Assistant II: Performs financial data entry and maintains accounting records and provides general assistance to the Accounting department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in financial data entry
  • Assist in updating and maintaining financial records
  • Assist in preparing and posting the general and accrual entries
  • Assist in preparation of settling budgets
  • Assist with audits as necessary
  • Manage data, records, and reports by checking for errors and verifying accuracy of information
  • Performs other tasks as directed by senior accountant or financial manager
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

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

EDUCATION:

  • Associate’s Degree in finance, business or accounting, or equivalent college coursework (two years).

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in bookkeeping, finance, or accounting or a Bachelor’s Degree with 1 year of experience in bookkeeping, finance, or accounting.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Proficient with Microsoft operating systems - Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Office.  
  • Strong skill with Microsoft Excel
  • Data entry, record keeping and database operation (QuickBooks or other accounting software.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong 10-key skills
  • Strong math and good organizational skills
  • Sets priorities, handle multiple tasks, able to meet deadlines
  • Skilled problem solving and decision making,
  • Detail oriented, able to accurately interpret data.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business or accounting.
  • Familiar with QuickBooks and 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.