Position: Grant Accountant
Reports to: Grant Accounting Manager/Director of Contracts
Location: Hybrid, flexible work environment – remote, events throughout Los Angeles County and on location at Edmund D. Edelman Children's Courthouse
Salary: $66,560.00-$76,000 benefits eligible
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.
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 so that it provides 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 in revenue raised from community partners and other donors. The Finance Department at CASA/LA aims to equip the staff and leadership with the tools needed to serve systems- impacted youth and further its organizational mission. Through financial management, analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, the growing Finance Administration team plays a pivotal role in aiding key staff 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 the procurement of additional government grant funding to further the impact of its mission. The organization is thus seeking staffing to support this focus and assist in expanding the grant management infrastructure for new and existing government awards. CASA/LA seeks a Grant Accountant to fill a newly created position in aid of its goal.
This new position within CASA/LA will be responsible for providing assistance with our Foundation Grants and Government Contract accounting procedures. This position will require familiarity with GAAP, Federal uniform guidance on cost principles and audit requirements (2 CFR Title II Part 200). Attention to detail is important. This person will perform functions of financial administration and reporting processing requests for expenditures and ensuring the timely application of reimbursement from our grantors.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for performing journal entries.
• Responsible for billing processes, and A/R Reconciliations.
• Responsible for the fiscal maintenance of all our Foundation Grants and Government Contracts.
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.
• Assist with documenting Grant Accounting policies and ensuring we are adhering to the
procedures around grant management and reporting.
• Reconcile our bi-weekly timesheets to our government contract billings.
• Assist with supporting external, and regulatory audits as the relate to the Grant Accounting
• Supports the achievement of CASA LA Goals.
• Other duties as assigned.
• At least 3 years, and preferably 5+ years, of experience in accounting, and/or fiscal grant management or related role.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number of years of work experience.
• Advanced in Microsoft Excel, including formulas such as ‘vlookup’, pivot tables, and preferably macros.
• Highly proficient in MS Office, and ability to work with new systems.
• 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 Livescan background check.
• Behave in accordance with all competencies required of a leader that demonstrate the
o Actively listens to concerns and exhibits patience even if in disagreement.
o Responds and communicates constructively and positively to others and their opinions with a collaborative and non-judgmental approach.
o Conveys the point of the discussion clearly, providing supporting information.
o Effectively cascades information to the team and actively inquires their opinions and input.
o Exhibit emotional control during all encounters whether in agreement or not and while taking difficult stands.
o Proactively takes responsibility for self and team.
o Builds professional, positive, and respectful relationships.
o Adapts leadership style to build engagement based on individual needs of team rather than using a ‘one style fits all’ approach.
o Exemplifies leadership skills that proactively address and exceed internal and external
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
• Time will be spent in the office and out in the field and could involve intermittent physical activities, including standing, bending, reaching, sitting, and walking.
• The CASA office is an open office layout. Candidates will be working in a shared space with
varying levels of noise and foot traffic.
• Lifting can be up to 20 lbs.
• This position is both a flexible hybrid environment between remote and office. May include work in the field as needed, and could involve intermittent physical activities, including standing, bending, reaching, sitting, speaking, and walking.
- 4 Day Workweek (you read that right, have a 3-day weekend every week!)
- Generous Benefit Allowance for Medical, Dental, Vision
- Generous Vacation/Sick Policy
- 15+ Paid Holidays, Office closed week after Christmas.
- Flexible work schedules
- Opportunity to make a difference in your community.
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.