Payroll Staff Accountant
Monterey Park, CA Finance
Job Type

Job Title: Payroll Staff Accountant

Status: Full time/Exempt

Reports to: Accounting Manager

Location: Hybrid/Flexible - CASA of Los Angeles, Edelman Children’s Court, Monterey Park, CA

Status/Schedule: Full-time/Exempt, Mon – Fri 8AM-5PM, required in office/field based on organization needs.

Salary: $64,480 - $68,500 annually


CASA/LA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which all children and families impacted by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have equitable access to the resources and support they need to thrive. 


CASA of Los Angeles organizes the community to show up for children and families in LA County’s overburdened child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Through an intentional, restorative, and culturally responsive lens, we train committed, consistent and caring adults who take action by providing strengths-based advocacy and equitable access to resources and life-affirming connections. CASA/LA strengthens our community, ensuring that children and families have what they need to thrive.

Organization Overview

CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The organization envisions a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. CASA of Los Angeles is on a path over the next five years to expand services to children in LA County’s child welfare system to provide services to a meaningful number of the 30,000 children in the dependency court system every year. Key to these efforts is growth in the number of volunteers trained each year, the number who stay active in a year, and revenue raised from community partners and other donors.

The Finance Department at CASA/LA aims to equip the organization with the tools needed to serve systems-impacted youth and further its organizational mission. Through fiscal management, analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, the growing finance administration team plays a pivotal role in aiding key staff and the leadership team with the information needed to make the best programmatic and operational decisions. 

As part of its strategic vision, CASA/LA is applying a new focus on procuring additional government grant funding to further the impact of its mission. The organization is thus seeking an experienced Payroll Staff Accountant to support this focus and assist in expanding the Finance infrastructure.

Position Overview

The Payroll Staff Accountant is responsible for processing payroll for all employees, ensuring compliance with all payroll regulations, and maintaining payroll records. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of payroll processing and accounting principles, as well as excellent attention to detail.

Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to):

• Review timesheets and process bi-monthly payroll for eighty employees through Paylocity.

• Ensure proper processing of payroll taxes, benefits, and garnishment deductions.

• Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local payroll regulations.

• Maintain payroll records, including timesheets, W-4s, and tax forms.

• Prepare payroll reports and other financial documents.

• Prepare and record payroll journal entries, and allocations. 

• Respond to employee inquiries about payroll and timesheets.

• Assist with payroll audits, including gathering and preparing documentation, and responding to auditors' questions.

• Research and resolve payroll and accounting issues as requested by the Accounting Manager. 

• Assist and collaborate with other departments and administrative staff with generating payroll/financial reports and special analyses that may be requested.

• Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive employee data, only sharing with authorized personnel. 

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field.

• 2+ years’ experience in payroll processing.

• 2+ years non-profit experience. 

• Strong understanding of payroll processing and accounting principles.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Preferred experience using Paylocity NetSuite and or other payroll/accounting systems. 

• Highly proficient in MS Office and adaptable in learning different software applications.

• Detail-oriented and adheres to clear deadlines.

• Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

• Ability to work within a multicultural environment serving children and families of diverse backgrounds.

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to pass a Lives Scan and background check.

• Behave in accordance with all competencies required of a leader that demonstrates the following:

• Actively listens to concerns and exhibits patience even if in disagreement

• Responds and communicates constructively and positively to others and their opinions with a collaborative and non-judgmental approach.

• Exhibit emotional control during all encounters, whether in agreement or not, and while taking difficult stands.

• Builds professional, positive, and respectful relationships.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

• The CASA office is an open office layout. Candidates will work in a shared space with varying noise levels and foot traffic. 

• Lifting can be up to 20 lbs.

• This position is a flexible hybrid environment between remote and office. Which may include work in the field as needed, and could involve intermittent physical activities, including standing, bending, reaching, sitting, speaking, and walking.

CASA of Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion.

CASA of Los Angeles promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

Salary Description
$64,480 - $68,500 annually