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Rental Accounting Assistant (Adult Reentry Rental Assistance)

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



Through Proposition 47, the State of California provides grants to develop mental health services, substance use disorder treatment and diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system, including housing-related assistance, job skills training, case management and other community-based supportive services.  The Adult Reentry Rental Assistance program at VOALA will work with ODR Housing program to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals who are homeless, have a mental health and/or substance use disorder, and who are incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail. The program is offered to both the re-entry population who are already sentenced and pretrial defendants who have pending criminal felony cases.  The Adult Rental Reentry Assistance program works closely with the assigned Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) provider who works with the client as they transition from custody to community.


Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Rental Accounting Assistant works with landlords, ODR, and the ICMS team regarding the payments for suitable housing for participants.  The position is primary responsible for processing all move-in and re-certification check requests for the program, posting banking entries for all signed checks issued, preparing monthly program check details and maintaining the file together with documents for all checks issued in the program.


  • Collaborate with all stakeholders, arrange payments for permanent supportive housing for clients
  • Balance and maintain accurate ledgers using Quick Books
  • Review and check the completeness of the documents against the program file check list
  • Cut checks based on approved house pockets
  • Based on signed checks issued, post banking entries
  •  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
  •  Prepare monthly program check details
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Valid California driver’s license, acceptable proof of automobile insurance, and/or reliable mode of transportation


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (four years of bookkeeping/accounting work)


  • 2 years of Accounting/Bookkeeping experience (four years if no degree)


  • Knowledge of federal grant contracts and reporting


  • Microsoft operating system navigation, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; familiar with Database operations


  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Sets priorities, handle multiple tasks, organized
  • Detail oriented, able to accurately interpret data
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with uncooperative 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


  • Collaborative/team player; able to serve justice involved individuals, as well as gain support from outside stakeholders

 Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business or accounting
  • Excel 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.