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Staff Accountant

Other 2 Months Ago

Job Details

Job Location:    Inglewood Service Center - Inglewood, CA
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Category:    Accounting


Position Summary


Reporting to the Finance & Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for fixed assets, bank account reconciliations, other general ledger account reconciliations, and year-end reconciliations for audit purposes. The Staff Accountant is responsible for liaison between Accounting and Finance but has direct responsibility of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations. This position interacts with staff on every level at GSGLA, so it is important to have strong written and oral communication skills. Accounting is a high-pressure situation; we are looking for a teammate that will handle pressure well, manage deadlines, has a working knowledge of GAAP regulations, and has learning agility. Ideally the candidate will have experience with Abila MIP financial software.


Council Overview

Established in Los Angeles in 1922, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (“GSGLA”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves 32,000 girls in partnership with nearly 16,000 adult members and volunteers throughout the communities of Los Angeles County, and parts of Kern and San Bernardino Counties. GSGLA is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles, with programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoor, and STE(A)M, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.   


GSGLA Values

Our core values represent how we behave on a day-to-day basis. These values are the specific behaviors that are expected, encouraged, and rewarded within our GSGLA culture. 

  • INTEGRITY:  We do what we say we are going to do. We strive for our highest quality work and commit to doing what’s right even when it’s difficult. 
  • CLARITY OF PURPOSE: We commit to and stay focused on the goals and priorities of GSGLA and hold ourselves responsible for keeping the girl at the center of everything we do. 
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We accept personal responsibility for our work, and we hold others accountable. We can be relied upon and can rely on others. We commit to mutual understanding and mutual problem solving and embrace the necessary tough conversations. 
  • RESPECT: We practice respect by caring for the worth of ourselves, others, the environment, property, and policies. We listen well and honor diversity in ideas without judgements.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the Council's operations to better support functional initiatives and provide recommendations to management.
  • Conduct daily monitoring and distribution of cash balance information including internal transfers of funds to Director of Finance, and other Senior Management
  • Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts and research/resolve discrepancies
  • Perform complex bank reconciliations on a timely basis and resolve reconciling items.
  • Accounting for Fixed Assets to include monitoring work in progress on multiple projects, capitalization of Fixed Assets, and monthly calculation of depreciation.
  • Coordinate annual disposition of assets
  • Assist with month-end closing including bank entries, fixed-amount capitalization and write offs.
  • Assist in annual audit and preparation of IRS Form 990.
  • Assist in annual operating and capital budgets preparation.
  • Coordinate A/P and A/R as it pertains to cash entries. Monitor transactions to ensure proper coding​​​​​​​
  • Special projects as needed.

Skills / Experience / Other

Qualifications (Minimum Education and Experience)


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or finance
  • 5 years Accounting and general ledger experience
  • Excel skills and intermediate knowledge of Office365
  • Abila MIP experience preferred
  • Accounting experience for corporation with $20MM revenue/expense and over $50MM in assets
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Detail-oriented with high level of accuracy
  • Strong positive customer service skills
  • Independent decision-making skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


Additional Organizational Requirements

  • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity and honesty in all professional situations.
  • Possess a positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity. honesty, and sense of humor.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and willing to thrive in an ever changing/fast-paced environment
  • Develop and maintain sensitivity to employee diversity in the workplace.
  • Behave in ways that demonstrate respectful treatment of other employees, volunteers and girls.
  • Practice pluralism and be inclusive with the services provided.
  • Compliance with State-mandated reporter requirements is an essential function of this position.
  • Attend GSGLA signature events and certain other activities/events (including cookie cupboards, etc.) as assigned.
  • Abide by a duty of loyalty to GSGLA and give preference to the business and mission of GSGLA over that of other organizations and your own business interests. 


Physical Requirements

  • The incumbent is in a non-confined office-type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. The environment for this position is mostly clean and comfortable but may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. while performing this work, the incumbent:
    • Will spend time sitting, utilizing the computer.
    • Will spend time standing/walking throughout the facilities.
    • Must travel via personal vehicle or public transport to various facilities throughout the region.
    • May lift to 15 lbs. periodically.  If more, the incumbent must request assistance. 
  • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Benefits / Other

GSGLA and its employees support an inclusive environment and values the individual traits, skills and talents of all staff, volunteers, girls, prospects, and donors. Employees of GSGLA receive a competitive slate of benefits and paid time off, including the closure of its offices the second and fourth Monday of every month.  Full time staff are eligible to opt into plans that cover Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and even Pet Insurance, as well as a 403(b) plan.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Advocacy Statement

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities we work alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from individuals in all groups and communities, different walks of life, and those belonging to communities historically excluded. As an organization committed to making the world a better place, it is essential that we incorporate a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens into all aspects of our work. We encourage applicants with a global perspective and a commitment to values around diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply.


Vaccination Policy

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles must be fully vaccinated upon hire. Please contact the Human Resources Department for a copy of the vaccination policy.


The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Los Angeles, CA


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