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Staff Accountant

POSITION: Staff Accountant – Accounting Dept. LOCATION: Ron Olson Justice Center* SALARY: $56k- $65k/ annually (DOE with excellent benefits) AVAILABILITY: Immediately APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.   Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!   The Organization: LAFLA 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. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. 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 also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit   LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Staff Accountant.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; • 0-2 years of experience; • Strong accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP; • Strong Excel skills; • Strong organizational skills; • Strong initiative, problem solving skills; • Nonprofit experience preferred; • Knowledge of fund accounting preferred; • Experience with Abila MIP-fund accounting software preferred; • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; and • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 8.0 hour workday to ensure project completion.   EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: • Responsible for grant billing for assigned grants; • Responsible for financial reporting to funder for assigned grants; • Prepare and input journal entries; • Prepare and/or review complete bank reconciliations for all accounts in timely and efficient manner; • Prepare general ledger account analyses as required; • Prepare accurate and timely monthly variance analyses as required; • Assist the CFO, Director of Fiscal Management, and/or Accounting Manager with special projects as required. • Assist with preparation for annual audit as required; and • Open to cross-training for other accounting cycles (e.g., Payroll, Accounts Payable)
To Apply: 
HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to Include “Senior Staff Accountant” in the subject line.   INTRODUCTORY PERIOD - A one-year introductory period will be required.   VACCINATION POLICY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS – LAFLA requires all staff, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and have received at least one COVID-19 booster shot. If hired, all employees must present proof of vaccination by their start date.   AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.   The company is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact   BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.


Submission Deadline: 
August 4, 2024
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
United States