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Staff Accountant

Company: Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Cast is excited to announce the role of Staff Accountant to perform and manage the day-to-day finance and accounting operations. If you are looking to join a progressive and mission-driven organization, look no further!
Cast is looking for a highly-skilled, detail-oriented Staff Accountant who excels at multitasking. The Staff Accountant will act as a point of contact between the different parts of the accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and external parties, such as vendors, clients, or lenders. They will handle bookkeeping, assist in preparing financial reports, taxes, and audits, and resolving discrepancies. This position is a hybrid position in Los Angeles, required to be in the office twice a week and as needed.
Ongoing Transactional Support:

  • Expenses/Accounts Payable: Processing accounts payable, including reviewing for proper support and approval and identifying and correcting any coding and classification errors. Enter invoices into the accounting system. Maintain an aging sheet for outstanding payables and follow up on outstanding invoices. Generate checks and maintain an aging process to ensure timely payments.
  • Revenues/Accounts Receivable: Maintain an aging sheet for outstanding receivables; reconcile with donor database as appropriate and investigate outstanding pledges. Process cash receipts, bank deposits, petty cash transactions and bank reconciliations. Code and input these transactions into the accounting system.
  • Processing payroll, as required.
  • Work with staff to ensure proper coding of financial materials.
    General Ledger/Month-End Closing Support:
    • Understand a complex chart of accounts and cost center matrix and apply allocations between cost centers.
    • Maintain the general ledger by creating, verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. Review all items monthly and make adjusting entries. Maintain chart of accounts. Maintain systems and accounting procedures manual.
    • Reconcile and enter credit card transactions; reconcile revenue coding with donor database; review the general ledger to verify accuracy.
    • Perform monthly bank and credit card reconciliations.
    • Enter monthly payroll, benefits and other journal entries; track and update paid time off.
    • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting.
      Statutory Reporting/Compliance:
      • Assist with the annual audit and preparation of tax filings.
      • Ensure compliance with government agencies, including state registration process. Work with the agency's contracted financial team to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local legal and donor requirements.
      • Other tasks as assigned
        Necessary Skills/Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent experience
        • 3-5 years of relevant experience needed; nonprofit accounting experience preferred
        • Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
        • Understanding of Form 990 and other federal and state tax requirements
        • Knowledge of accrual basis accounting and basic accounting debits and credits
        • Knowledge of private foundations and government grants preferred
        • Knowledge of QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) required; ability to acquire skills to operate within different accounting platforms as required
        • 10-key data entry
        • Detail-oriented and highly organized
        • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
        • Skill in communicating technical and financial information to management and other staff
        • Strong work ethic
        • Professional attitude; service-oriented, friendly, positive approach and team-oriented
          Compensation
          Salary is commensurate with experience. The benefits package includes medical, life, disability, sick/vacation leave, and a 403(b) plan. Opportunity to work with a team of committed individuals, be supported, and be given every chance to succeed.
          Applicants for this position should submit their cover letter and resume via our online portal. Due to the high volume of resumes received, only candidate to meet the requirements stated above will be contacted.
          COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Cast requires all employees, interns, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees upon their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law.
          *Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccination (Johnson & Johnson)
          CAST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAST complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Keywords: Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), Los Angeles , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Los Angeles, California

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