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Senior Accountant

Corporate | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide 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 Senior Accountant is responsible for:

  • Maintaining accounting data for multiple programs (some with multiple grants) while managing varying grant requirements 
  • Preparing journal entries, worksheets and financial reports using automated as well as hands-on accounting practices using GAAP  
  • Create program and corporate budgets
  • Analyze program budget vs actual and explain variances
  • Assist in program start up and RFP
  • Monitor program actual expenditures and compare to budget and make recommendation to align actual expenses to budget
  • Coordinate program contract execution and submission
  • Providing financial analyses and participating in budget preparation


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or accounting required
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience
  • 2 – 3 years of public accounting experience
  • Excellent grasp of accounting principles required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail absolutely required
  • Financial statement preparation, GL and other financial reports
  • Experience in federal/local grant accounting and reporting

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively perform all accounting functions from journal entry through closing
  • Experience in not-for-profit organization and/or grant management preferred
  • Limited audit background a plus
  • Excellent Excel, math, and organizational skills

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer