City of Los Angeles-Accounting Clerk

3/21/2019 3:19:13 PM 123

Salary$15.73 - $22.81 Hourly $2,726.53 - $3,953.73 Monthly

$2,726.53 - $3,953.73 Monthly

Location 811 Wilshire Blvd, 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

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Job Summary

: Under the direction of the Associate Director Accounting the Accounting Clerk is responsible for supporting the Accounting Unit. This position is expected to perform a variety of general Accounting, Clerical, and Administrative support tasks and functions to ensure that the everyday operations of the Accounting Unit proceed quickly and efficiently, and that any errors, problems, or interruptions are quickly identified and resolved.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform accounting and clerical functions to support Accounting Unit personnel
  • Prepare and maintain accurate accounting records and documents (including journal vouchers, adjusting entries, invoices, checks, account statements, and reports)
  • Prepare bank deposits, general ledger postings, and Invoices
  • Code, post, and receipt payments
  • Maintain vendor files and record their payment history of delays or non-payment
  • Sort, code, and enter key financial transaction data to keep the accounting databases up-to-date
  • Maintain and reconcile accounts, payments and bank statements timely to facilitate monthly close-outs of accounts
  • Research, track, and resolve accounting and documentation problems or discrepancies
  • Compile, sort, and process invoices and checks
  • Issue and mail out checks for Accounts-Payable
  • Compile reports and data summaries on various activity areas to help inform Management decisions and policies as requested
  • Verify financial reports when necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Function in accordance with GAAP, GASB, and FASB rules and regulations, as well as any other relevant Federal, State, County, and City laws and regulations
  • Constantly improve job-related knowledge and understanding of LAHSA policies and procedures through participation in trainings and educational opportunities
  • Other administrative and clerical tasks as requested

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and accounting procedures
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A customer service-oriented mindset
  • Proficiency with data entry, filing, and record-keeping tasks
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software (such as Word and Excel); familiarity with Accounting software (such as Abila MIP) is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to financial reports, spreadsheets, and statements
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn and comply with all LAHSA, GAAP, GASB, and FASB accounting rules, regulations, and best practices

Training & Experience

Requires a High School Diploma and a minimum of 3 years of experience in bookkeeping or accounting, preferably as either an Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, or other similar position providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential job functions. An associate degree in Accounting may be substituted for one the required years of experience on a year-to-year basis.
Salary Range
 $15.73 - $22.81 Hourly
Appointments 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 humanresources@lahsa.org; or in person @ 811 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, LA, CA  90017. For additional reasonable accommodation information, contact the Sr. ADA Coordinator, Kurt Hagen @ 213-683-3332.

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811 Wilshire Blvd, 6th floor

Los Angeles, California