Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Senior Accountant

Position Summary:  
The Sr. Accountant/Accounting Manager role has oversight functionality over grants accounting, post-award administration financial accounting and audit preparedness. Additionally, this role is instrumental in tracking grant oversight key performance metrics and associated reporting to senior leadership. This is a nonexempt position and responsible for preparing monthly grant/contract billings to federal, non-federal and private grantors and ensures proper compliance with all GAAP, grant/contract standards and guidelines. This role also assists with payroll processing and payroll allocations, vendor disbursements and account analysis. This position exercises independent judgment and discretion and is responsible for making recommendations to improve grant reporting procedures and compliance and other accounting procedures. This position also supports the organization and Controller in all audit processes, while ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all accounting processes and procedures. 
Responsibilities and Duties:
85% Grant Accounting and General Accounting
  • Maintains knowledge of all open grants and reporting requirements
  • Review grant coding on expenditures to ensure compliance, prepare monthly grant & contract billings. Prepare journal entries and reconcile grants invoices with general ledger.
  • Assist with management and reconciling of various general ledger accounts, financial statement preparation and making recommendations to improve grant reporting procedures and compliance.
  • Maintain fiscal management of grants and contracts in accordance with funder requirements.
  • Performs grant-related post award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and budget modifications.
  • Develop financial forecasts and overviews designed to monitor expenditures and revenues for grants
  • Analyze and explain budget variances and propose possible solutions.
  • Assist in preparation of grant funding submissions for government and foundation agencies.
  • Support program with time and effort reporting, ensuring it is complete and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Review and monitor subcontracts.
  • Ensure that budget and expenditures are in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Assist with associated program reviews and audits.
  • Assists in grant close-out process.
  • Other grant and general accounting duties as required.
10% Supportive of the Accounting team and maintain sufficient knowledge to be able to provide support for all internal and external customers should the primary team member be unavailable
5% Payroll
  • Support Payroll Accountant with resolution of Payroll issues including preparation of entries for posting
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of requested items for various audits 
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • CPA Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration; or a combination of education and experience
  • 4 to 5 years’ experience in nonprofit accounting 
  • Excellent working knowledge of nonprofit accounting including revenue recognition and donor restrictions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Recent experience with modern accounting systems, preferably cloud based
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting for grants, contracts, budgeting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proven analytical skills with direct experience regarding Financial statements is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of the Payroll cycle – highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable cycles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills conducive to the supporting of multiple programs with various needs
  • Experience working in diverse cultural settings, pro-active and ability to relate and identify with the specific needs of the department as well as other staff
  • Intermediate knowledge, or greater, of Microsoft Office
Compensation: DOE. Parking provided.
Application Process: Apply Here
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.  
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.