Sr. Accountant

Washington State Patrol
Los Angeles, California, United States
USD 27.95 - 40.52 per hour
26 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Summary The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks motivated professionals who want to use their talents and skills to make a difference. Our 500+ FTE staff are adaptive problem solvers and passionate about enriching people's lives. If you are mission-driven, dedicated to superior service and support, can diligently work independently and in a collaborative environment, join our team. LAHSA is leading the fight to end homelessness in LA County. Here, not only would your work have a real impact on the community, but we also offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package Created in 1993, LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles. As the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, we coordinate and manage over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. Under the direction of the Principal Accountant and the Associate Director of Accounting (Controller). This position is mainly responsible for generating financial reports and analyzing the general ledger and the financial data. Essential Job Functions Ensure entries are properly recorded and adjust any miscoding's in the accounting system Runs and create financial report for the Associate director of accounting for presentation to Director of Finance, CFO and Commissions. Prepares financial statements (Balance sheet, Statement of Financial position, Revenue and expense report and cashflow) and prepares variance analysis reports. Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested. Work with Associate director of accounting and Principal accountant to ensure timely year end closing and reporting at fiscal yearend. Responsible for year end closing entries and audit preparation. Work with external auditors in providing documents and schedules needed. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Extensive knowledge of federal and local regulations. Knowledge of fund accounting and government accounting preferred but not required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to express technical concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences Extensive and solid accounting technical skills, GAAP fundamentals and principles and audit process. Excellent people skills, specifically customer service skills and a capacity for collaboration and interpersonal relationships Strong organizational skills with a strong attention to detail Advanced or intermediate level of computer software programs specifically, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook) and proficient in any accounting software. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse community and organizational groups Other duties and special projects as assigned With abilities to create a report, interpret data and analyze report. Training & Experience Requires 2-5 years' experience in accounting as a senior accountant or as a supervisor; Accounting experience in general ledger analysis and financial reporting and analysis strongly preferred and some other function in accounting will be considered. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree / business degree with a major in accounting. Experience may be considered in lieu of education. Any combination of extensive and applicable work experience and educational credentials performing the above duties successfully. Term: Full-time, Exempt, Temporary ending June 2022. A continuation of employment contingent upon funding availability. A ppointments are typically made between the minimum and the midpoint of the range, depending on qualifications. Applicants may make a reasonable accommodation request for this job by calling the Human Resources Department at (213) 683-3333; or via email at