: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.