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Financial Assistant III Rapid Rehousing

Adult Services | Compton, 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


The Rapid Re-housing program help families, individuals and youth living on the streets or emergency shelters solve the practical and immediate challenges to obtaining permanent housing while reducing the amount of time they experience homelessness, avoiding a near-term return to homelessness, and linking to community resources that enable them to achieve housing stability in the long term.


The position is primary responsible for processing all move-in and re-certification check requests for the program, posting “bank positive pay online” based on signed checks issued on behalf of clients, preparing monthly program check detail reports and maintaining the file together with documents for all checks issued, referenced by payee/landlord.


  • Balance and maintain accurate ledgers using Quick Books
  • Assist in preparation of settling budgets
  • Assist with audits as necessary
  • Review and check the completeness of the documents against the program file checklist
  • Cut checks based on approved house pockets
  • Based on signed checks issued, post bank positive pay online
  • Make copies of the checks before releasing
  • For re-certification, scan checks then file together with the documents
  • For move-in, scan the whole pocket then file together with the documents
  • Mail checks for re-certification
  • For move-in, checks are for pick up by the program representative
  • Prepare monthly program check detail reports
  • Other duties as required



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


  • Associate’s Degree in finance, business or accounting, or equivalent college coursework (2 years)


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in bookkeeping, finance, or accounting


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience in bookkeeping, finance, or accounting


  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)


  • 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)


  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • 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


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


  • 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.