City of Los Angeles-Accountant, General Ledger

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Salary$3,431.08 - $4,975.17 Monthly $41,173.00 - $59,702.00 Annually

$41,173.00 - $59,702.00 Annually

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

Los Angeles, CA

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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Principal Accountant, this position will assist in the daily operations of the Finance Department's Accounting Unit at LAHSA.  Areas of responsibility for this position will include general ledger account maintenance, Accounts-Payables, Accounts-Receivables, financial reporting, and technical assistance. This position will also be specifically responsible for Month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing, Quarterly balance sheet and P & L Fluctuation Analysis, monthly expense variance analysis, consolidation, inter-agency transactions and reconciliations, and ensuring accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and compliance to internal policies. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the monthly, quarterly, midyear, and annual close processes, partly through the entry or modification of accrual, deferral, and reclassification-related data
  • Reconcile accounts with the GL, and ensure that all entries and transactions are accurate and reported in compliance with relevant accounting standards and government regulations
  • Participate in maintaining an automated fund accounting system in accordance with GAAP and other applicable Federal, State, County, City, and LAHSA regulations 
  • Assist in establishing, implementing, and maintaining Internal Controls and various Accounting policies and procedures of LAHSA 
  • Generate reports and analyses to help inform Management decisions on A/Ps, General Ledger, Trial Balance, Cash Balances, and Cash Flow Projection-related matters 
  • Assist in preparing year-end and month-end financial statements, including closing journal voucher transactions 
  • Assist in preparing bank statement reconciliations, investigate discrepancies, and report problems to management
  • Work with other Finance Department and other LAHSA Departmental personnel to ensure the timely resolution of accounting issues affecting cash
  • When necessary, assist other LAHSA personnel with accounting issues and queries
  • Offer innovative enhancements to Finance Department Operations
  • Assist the Principal Accountant with the day-to-day responsibilities of cash management, including the maintenance and oversight of the General Ledger
  • Ensure the data accuracy and coding correctness of the General Ledger, particularly by ensuring GL data is consistent with source documents and data.
  • Ensure that financial transactions reflect proper coding for the Grant/Funding Source(s), Account Codes, Functions, Program, and Contract Codes, among other fields
  • Assist auditors and grant monitors during financial audits and reviews as needed
  • Act as the back-up to process check runs and prepare the required documents to process ACH Direct Deposit payments
  • Implement the electronic filing system for administrative accounting transactions and documents (including cash receipts)
  • Contribute to the creation and continued maintenance of LAHSA's Cost Allocation Plan(s) throughout the Fiscal Year
  • Serve as the back-up to the Sr. Accountant (Operations) as needed.
  • Act as the back-up or support to the Financial Analyst in the Unit when necessary 
  • Assume other responsibilities as directed to by the CFO, Director of Finance, Associate Director Accounting, and Principal Accountant.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Fund Accounting and fiscal grants management of federal and non-federal funds 
  • Familiarity with agencies, regulations, requirements, and procedures related to the provision and funding of homeless services in Los Angeles County, including the HUD CoC program, ILP, DPSS, ESG, CDBG, HI, Measure H, BCSH, HEAP, and CESH
  • LAHSA homeless program types 
  • Strong quantitative data and financial analysis skills; strong written and verbal skills 
  • 2 CFR Part 200, and General Ledger management and maintenance 
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with computer software programs, specifically the Microsoft Office series (WordExcelAccessPowerPointProject, and Outlook
  • Business Intelligence (BI) software
  • Information retrieval from the Internet 
  • Team-based project management 
  • Preparing financial statements and reports 
  • Responding to or conducting financial audits 
  • Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems 
  • Understanding of GAAP, GASB, FASB, and 2.CFR.200 rules and regulations 
  • Knowledge of Fund Accounting Software (Abila MIP preferred)

Training & Experience

Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration; an equivalent combination of applicable training and experience may be substituted for educational requirements, Candidate must possess a minimum of three years of accounting or payroll experience in a governmental or large non-profit organization

Salary Range:
$41,173 - $59,702 Annually
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.


Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
811 Wilshire Blvd, 6th floor

Los Angeles, California, 90017