Junior Accountant

Job Description

Job Location: Los Angeles

Reports to (title): Senior Accountant

Department: Fiscal

Supervises: TBD

Working title: Junior Accountant

Classification: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $50,000-$65,000 Pay Rate per hours: $24.03 to $31.25

Status: Regular Hours/week: 40+

Type of Position: Full-time

POSITION PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

The Junior Accountant will assist in the daily operation of the Fiscal department and is responsible for day to day grants management, general ledger account management, budgeting, accounts payable related journal entries, financial reporting, and audit preparation. The incumbent provides technical guidance and reviews the work of the accounts payables process and is under the general supervision and technical guidance of the Senior Accountant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

· Utilize accounting computer program (Abila MIP Fund Accounting required)

· Manager’s Reports (financials) and Analysis

· Budgets

· Reconcile banking activity

· General Ledger

· Accounts payable process

· Provide technical guidance and review the work of the accounting Clerk

· Recommend journal entries to the Senior Accountant

· Track daily and weekly cash needs

· Fund Accounting

· Vendor Analysis

· Assists Senior Accountant and Director of Finance as needed

· Keep Director well informed regarding activities, pending issues and potential problems

MINIMUM MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

Experience & Qualifications:

·4+ years of non-profit accounting experience required

· Advanced knowledge in Excel to create spreadsheets, budgets, charting, pivot tables

· Experience with Accounts Payable and Payroll

·Proficiency in use of a 10-key calculator

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

· Extremely good organizational skills

· Ability to perform statistical clerical work

· Clear background check

· Responsible and able to exercise a high level of judgment, accuracy and organization, accepts

supervision; maintain strict confidentiality; communicate and deal effectively with people in a professional and courteous manner

· Responsible to comply with all applicable federal, state, municipal laws, statues, or ordinances

· A self- starter who is able to work independently and as a team member; who consistently demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, efficiency, excellent internal and external customer service, high ethical standards and behavior that contributes to harmonious relationships

· Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing

· Demonstrated ability or willingness to work with culturally diverse populations, youth, and professionals

· Knowledge of and/or sensitivity to the needs of the American Indian community/culture

· Willingness to learn new skills and participate in training sessions relevant to the position

Education:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field

License/Certifications:

· Posses a valid CA driver’s license and auto insurance

Patient Care and Customer Service:

· Maintain strict confidentiality of client and personnel information adhering to HIPAA, professional codes of conduct, State of CA regulations, Privacy Act, and UAII policies and procedures

Communication Skills:

· Communicate and deal effectively with people in a professional and courteous manner

Language Skills:

· English

Technology Skills:

· MIP/Abila required

· Microsoft Office, Internet, Email

Other Skills:

· Available and willing to travel as needed

· Available to work evening and weekend hours as needed

· Maintains personal responsibility for maintaining a valid licensure and for ensuring timely completion of appropriate Continuing Education Units for renewal of license

POSITION QUALIFICATION PREFERENCES

· Knowledge of Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Public Law 93-638)

· Experience working with the American Indian community

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, talk and hear. There are prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with patients, vendors and staff.

Mental demands:

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must also multi-task and interact with a wider variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees of United American Involvement, Inc. (UAII) are expected to conform to the following:

· Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent

· Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare and social services industry

· Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with clients, employees and vendors

· Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

· Meet or exceed the performance standards as set by your supervisor

· Work independently and as a team member; consistently demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, efficiency, excellent internal and external customer service, high ethical standards and behavior that contribute to harmonious relationships

· Maintain a valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance if required

INDIAN PREFERENCE

UAII has implemented an Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Tribe will be given primary preference in hiring and employment for this position. Other candidates will be considered only after all candidates entitled to this preference have been fully considered.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

United American Indian Involvement, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

OTHER

All employees must maintain a current (annual) negative/inactive tuberculosis test/x-ray results on file, have a negative result on a pre-employment drug test, consent to and pass a character investigation as prescribed in P.L. 101-630, section 408 and uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient/client care to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination.

 

Disclaimer: The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

Company Description

United American Indian Involvement Inc., (UAII) Established in 1974, is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization offering a wide array of health and human services to American Indians/Alaskan Native (AIAN) living throughout Los Angeles County. UAII has grown from a small community-based organization providing social services to AIAN living in the Skid Row area within the City of Los Angeles, to a multidisciplinary comprehensive service center meeting the multiple needs of AIAN countywide.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

United American Indian Involvement Inc.

United American Indian Involvement Inc., (UAII) Established in 1974, is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization offering a wide array of health and human services to American Indians/Alaskan Native (AIAN) living throughout Los Angeles County. UAII has grown from a small community-based organization providing social services to AIAN living in the Skid Row area within the City of Los Angeles, to a multidisciplinary comprehensive service center meeting the multiple needs of AIAN countywide. An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Los Angeles

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