Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 12/2/2019

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Job Description

Job Number: 2143235

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Location: Los Angeles
Compensation: $65,000

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Brief summary.

The Accountant will gain a thorough working knowledge of funding in order to perform a variety of accounting work including preparing, processing and monitoring activities relating to cash receipts, accounts receivable transactions, and internal auditing. He or she will prepare, maintain, review and reconcile accounts in accordance with GAAP for non-profit organizations. He or she will also advise, train and provide responsible assistance to school site office staff and others. The Accountant will assist in the development of improved tools, processes and approaches to ensure that work is done in the most effective and efficient manner.

Compensation: $65,000

Job Title Responsibilities:

  • Prepare bank entries to support a cluster of schools and regional home offices including weekly deposits
  • Prepare journal entries to record revenue and expense accruals
  • Prepare invoices for accounts receivable, and see through collection
  • Guarantee successful/timely month-end close by meeting daily deadlines
  • Analyze financial data, trends, and budget vs. actuals
  • Review transaction reports and financials and discuss with accounting team members and finance team
  • Prepare schedules and organize documentation in preparation for audit visits
  • Build relationships with school site and home office staff
  • Contribute to the development of strong Finance & Accounting department that reflects operational best practices
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

Job Title Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting is required or significant course work in accounting
  • Experience in non-profits is a plus
  • CPA or CPA-track is a plus
  • Knowledge and/or interest in charter school operations is a plus
  • Strong Excel skills (Pivot, VLookup, Index/Match, etc.)
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented, efficient and accurate
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to build and/or strengthen relationships with external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with and willingness to learn about and utilize technology to improve communication, collaboration, and productivity
  • High level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow
  • Humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve

Additional Information: Excellent Benefits, 7 weeks PTO annually,

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About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own. With Nelson, you'll get the most out of your career. Together, we'll set career goals and find you a position where your skills shine. For a full listing of jobs, go to: www.nelsonjobs.com http://www.nelsonjobs.com/ and click "Find Work."

Job Requirements

*Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting is required or significant course work in accounting •Experience in non-profits is a plus •CPA or CPA-track is a plus •Knowledge and/or interest in charter school operations is a plus •Strong Excel skills (Pivot, VLookup, Index/Match, etc.) •Excellent organization, prioritization, oral and written communication skills •Detail oriented, efficient and accurate •Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment