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General Ledger Accountant

Company: Union Station Homeless Services
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

General Ledger Accountant - Careers At Union Station Homeless Services Share with friends or Subscribe! Back To Openings General Ledger Accountant Department: Finance Location: Pasadena, CA
START YOUR APPLICATION To Apply Text USHS135 to (626) 873 - -8747TITLE: -General Ledger AccountantDEPARTMENT: FinanceREPORTS TO: Senior AccountantEmployment Status: -Full TimeReg. Hours Worked: Varies -/ Week, ExemptSalary Range: -65,000- 75,000/yr DOEJOB SUMMARY:Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the GL Accountant is responsible for account reconciliation, cost allocation, and monthly general ledger close. The GL Accountant prepares, maintains, and reviews accounts in accordance with GAAP for not-for-profit organizations. The GL Accountant assists in the development of improved tools, processes, and approaches to maximize efficiency and accuracy while maintaining effective internal control.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare journal entries and general ledger reconciliations for month-end closing; meet daily deadlines to ensure a timely close
  • Prepare supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule; analyze financial data and trends
  • Review transaction reports and discuss with accounting and finance teams
  • Research and resolve a variety of internal and external inquiries concerning account status and communicate the resolution of issues to appropriate persons
  • Assist with annual financial audit as well as government and private monitoring; prepare schedules and organize documentation as necessary
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with staff, vendors, board members, donors, clients, and others
  • Contribute to the development of the Accounting department that reflects best practices as well as continuous learning and improvement
  • Perform other duties and special projects as requested by the Senior Accountant
    • Good knowledge of US GAAP and willingness to research to help resolve accounting questions
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Gmail
    • Proficient with office communication equipment and machines
    • Experience using accounting software and/or other relational databases is desirable QuickBooks and ADP experience a plus
    • The ability to work both independently and within a supportive, team environment
    • The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral formats, and have the capacity to interact professionally with employees, vendors, and management from all walks of life
    • Good organizational, documentation, and time management skills
    • Consistently meets all deadlines
    • Excellent mathematical skills
    • Ability to multitask
    • Open to change and willing to learn new skills
    • Ability to follow up on pending issues
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in accounting or related field preferred
      • 3+ years of experience in general accounting (General Ledger, Journal Entries)
      • Excellent organization, prioritization, oral and written communication skills
      • Desirable, but not required, experience in homeless services, non-profits, or government accounting or other industry, such as construction, with complex cost allocation.
      • CPA or CPA-track is a plus
      • Strong Excel skills (Pivot, VLookup, Index/Match, etc.)PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
        • Ability to work remotely or in a temperature controlled environment The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
        • See, hear and speak clearly in order to give and receive information and instructions
        • Ability to interact with other employees, clients, vendors, donors, and members of the public
        • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
        • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and stressful work conditions, prioritize work, multi-task, and adapt to changing work demands
        • Complex reading and writing skills, memorization skills, analytical/perception/comprehensive capabilities, judgment, and decision-making capability
        • Ability to work independently and with others, prioritize work, and make decisions
        • Gather, analyze, synthesize, and classify information
        • Perform arithmetic operations
        • Transcribe, enter, and post data
        • High level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
        • Requires use of a computer keyboard for long periods of time
        • Able to travel to off-site meetings**Union Station Homeless Services (USHS) requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your first day of employment at USHS, unless a documented medical or religious accommodation is approved as determined on an individual case by case basis by USHS's Human Resources Executive.**UNION STATION HOMELESS SERVICES EMBRACES DIVERSITYWe embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion and belonging. Our commitment to racial equity within the organization is crucial to who we are and the clients we serve. Committed to being an anti-racist organization and sharing the unique cultural experiences from our networks, we offer annual racial equity training, host ongoing learning experiences through our lunch n' learns, and participate in on-going mental health trainings.We promote acceptance, respect, teamwork, and fosters diversity in the workplace. We believe every individual has a story, past, and a unique set of skills that shape who we are and through this network, we can learn from each other to become better versions of ourselves personally and professionally. Through our staff-led network focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and accessibility, we work to communicate, educate, and express diverse cultivation through our eight Diversity Networks. We are honored that the Diversity Network has been recognized as part of the Community Impact Awards presented by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Union Station Homeless Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer START YOUR APPLICATION Applicant Tracking System Powered by -

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