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To apply for any of these positions please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.

 

Open Positions

POSITION: Senior Financial Analyst
SALARY: Open
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Accounting

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Senior VP, Finance, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for the annual budget & ongoing communication & analysis related to budgeted, forecasted & actual fiscal activity. Supervises the Financial Analyst, serves as a systems support resource for Vizion software & provides monitoring for certain accounting controls.  As necessary, manages strategic initiatives reporting and other ad hoc projects for the VP, Finance.

 

DUTIES:

  • Work with operations personnel & senior management of the Federation to create the annual budget.
  • Supervise review & analysis of the annual budget prior to approval by senior management, lay committees, the executive office, & the board of directors
  • Supervise production & distribution of monthly operating reports, monitors budget deficits & reviews all instances of non-compliance with senior management.
  • Oversees the budget overage process and assists with the Treasury function
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining the headcount reports for the entire organization
  • Responsible for the creation & monitoring of all Department budgets
  • Prepare expenditure, variance & miscellaneous accounting reports
  • Review & approves all purchase orders & invoices, & reconciles expenditures to budgets
  • Manage all event related budgets, contracts, risk management, & security
  • Work with consultants & IT management to support a fully integrated financial accounting & reporting system
  • Prepare standard & special reports using accounting data
  • To preserve segregation of duties within the accounting department, participate in oversight of key control processes to ensure that errors, omissions or irregularities are timely detected & promptly resolved
  • Oversees the Reporting and tracking related to the Strategic Philanthropy funds
  • Reviews the various Cash Flow models for the organization and assists with the reconciliation of the fund balances

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Other duties may be assigned as needed including assisting with the annual campaign, performing analysis related to accounting & fiscal operations, participating in workshops or training, designing special analyses or programs, & other duties.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • BA in Accounting or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in progressively more demanding financial roles
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer, Excel/Access skill
  • Appropriate education & related experience strongly desired.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a managerial position including supervising others & working with accounting systems
  • Must be well organized & able to exercise discretion & independent judgment in accordance with policy & organizational practice.

POSITION: General Ledger Accountant
SALARY: $50,847 to $66,541
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Accounting

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, the General Ledger Accountant is responsible for the maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger, account analyses, and cash reconciliations related to non-contribution revenue. Serves as backup to the donor management system data entry and the accounts payable functions.

DUTIES:

  • Review, maintain and reconcile related accounts in the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Assist with preparation of the month end and year end journal entries.
  • Maintain Agency Billing AR module within the Accounting Software, Abila, by adding new customers, billing codes, updating reports, etc. as needed.
  • Process timely monthly Agency billing in MIP, apply cash receipts, track and follow up on non-contribution accounts receivables past due accounts. Follow up on agencies inquiries related to additional back up, etc.
  • Prepare the AMEX allocation entry and reconciliation on a monthly basis and serve as back-up for the corporate AMEX charge function
  • Prepare entry for employee expense allocations (BER’s) on semi-monthly basis.
  • Maintain stock donation tracking schedule and communicate with AR and Donor Relations team to ensure complete schedule.
  • Assist with the audit and tax schedules as may be needed on areas directly managed
  • Perform additional tasks and projects as assigned by Management

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus minimum 2 year experience working in an accounting department or equivalent experience.
  • Prior general ledger and account reconciliation experience preferred.
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented.
  • Understanding of accounting concepts and Balance sheet.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word required; experience with MIP and Blackbaud a plus.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required.

POSITION: Controller
SALARY: Open
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Accounting

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the VP, Finance, lead and organize the activities of the Accounting Department, all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, financial, benefits, and audit and reporting, tax filings for the Federation, risk management, financial systems and internal control policies and procedures.

DUTIES:

  • Manage all accounting operations including Revenue Recognition, Agency Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Payroll function
  • Oversee monthly accounting close process – ensure timely preparation of account reconciliations, journal entries, and reclasses
  • Ensure that accounting books and records are accurate, kept in accordance with GAAP and that proper financial controls are in place at all times
  • Work with VP, Finance to develop best practices and policies to ensure accounting records are complete, accurate, authorized and that assets are secure (restricted access).
  • Establishes adequate processes to help facilitate timely flow of the information needed to close.
  • Improve documentation and internal controls (A/P, A/R, expenses).
  • Leads implementation of automation of processes and software as directed by the Department Head.
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly and yearly financial statements/reports and provide detailed supporting analysis including but not limited to Reconciling GAAP vs. Cash financials.
  • Preparation of audited financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles - including all statements and required note disclosures.
  • Assist with DB & DC Pension Audits including preparation of supporting schedules as needed.
  • Work with independent tax specialists to provide all required schedules for reporting on Form 990 for Federation, and review Form 5500(s) for Federation Sponsored Benefit Plans.
  • Responsible for all legal and regulatory reporting (including but not limited to property tax filing, unclaimed property – escheat filing, welfare exemptions, etc.).
  • Oversee timely cash inflows and outflows related to DB/DC plans, reconciliations, and suggest cash funding.
  • Reconciliation of TR accounts; work with department representatives to discuss transfers releases; suggest due to/from transfers between various TR accounts and Operating account.
  • Understand Pension, Stock transfer, Bonds, Bequest processes and compliance.
  • Build relationships internally and externally.
  • Understand purpose and goals of Federation initiatives in the Program and FRD areas.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • BA with CPA designation required; 10+ years prior financial experience with 5 years in senior financial management.
  • Not-for-profit or social agency experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently, lead the team of accounting staff.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with various accounting systems (MIP or other non-profit package is preferred);
  • Advance level of Excel and experience with automated accounting applications are required.
  • Excellent analytical and people skills required;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; appropriate education and related experience strongly desired

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We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.