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Grants Accountant

Description: 

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Grants Accountant. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

The Organization: LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change.  LAFLA has over 170 employees with over 80 attorneys.  LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations.  For more information, please visit www.lafla.org

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
  • Responsible for grants and contract billing and collections;
  • Responsible for grants and contract financial reporting to funder and management;
  • Prepare and input journal entries;
  • Prepare and maintain prepaid expense and deferred revenue schedules;
  • Prepare general ledger account analyses as required;
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly variance analyses as required;
  • Assist the CFO and Director of Fiscal Management with special projects and research as required.

 

Requirements: 
  • Strong accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP;
  • Strong Excel skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong initiative, problem solving skills;
  • Knowledge of fund accounting and cost allocation;
  • Experience with Abila MIP-fund accounting software preferred;
  • Minimum 3 years accounting experience;
  • Minimum 3 years of government grant billing experience;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Nonprofit experience preferred;
  • College degree in accounting preferred; and
  • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday to ensure project completion.

 

To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Grants Accountant” in the subject line.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
January 26, 2022
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States