SUMMARY OF CORE VALUES
LA Family Housing (LAFH) helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Our model is based on an individualized approach to meet each program participant’s unique needs.
This model connects participants to permanent housing and helps them achieve long-term housing stability through a full continuum of services. Through our outreach & assessment process, LAFH connects participants with housing placement combined with supportive services to help thousands of people transition out of homelessness and retain long-term housing stability. We increase our impact through community partnerships and real estate development, supported by financial sustainability.
We base all of our work on four core values ; DIGNITY , PERSERVERENCE , COLLABORATION , and LEADERSHIP . Everything we do is connected to one or more of these four values and is reflected in the job duties of each staff position.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Grants Budget Analyst works closely with the Controller to coordinate and oversee budgeting activities. Ensure the timely and accurate submission of a portfolio of grant budgets and that contract requirements are being met. The Senior Grants Budget Analyst works with applicable program staff and members of the accounting team to ensure proper grant reporting and payment received as well as to maintain congruency between financial and program requirements. The Senior Grants Budget Analyst is someone highly experienced who is flexible with a good understanding of public contracts (government) requirements with an eye for grant compliance, the validity of expenses billed, and funding maximization. Someone with experience in sub-recipient invoices and sub-recipients audit compliances.
- Analyzes complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
- Coordinates and assumes a leadership role in the development of unrestricted/restricted funds budgets and research grants and contracts, including revenues and gift accounts. Analyzes budget patterns, projects expenditures, and prepares approved budget.
- Compiles working papers and approved budgets; ensures that expenditures for budgets, grants, and contracts are monitored and that reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts.
- Assists in the development of management, narrative, and statistical reports for private and government donors.
- Develops moderately complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
- Monitors, identifies, and communicates over-expenditures to management
- Keeps abreast of laws and regulations that apply to a particular staff function or field of professional expertise to maintain up-to-date compliance.
- Reviews budget justification and ensures that funds are expended according to sponsoring organization's stipulations and appropriate guidelines.
- Prepares and submit Invoices, and performs financial audit for Sub-recipients.
- Provides instruction and answers questions relating to budget procedures and assists in preparing grant budgets and budget modifications. Identifies budget issues, provides alternative solutions, and resolves problems.
- Assists with preparation for grant financial audits.
- Supervises the entry of A/R and monitors grant receivables in the accounting system.
- Reviews the weekly A/R with the Grants Manager to ensure all cash requests are listed by funding source and deadlines and to ensure prompt submission.
- Prepares journal voucher entries for adjustments as directed.
- Assists in resolving any issues surrounding grant invoices, including disallowed expenses and prepares revised grant reports for finance and programs.
- Works with other finance, accounting and compliance staff to review accounting entries in order to accurately charge costs to specific grants.
- Maintain current files on all public contracts in a secure location.
- Additional responsibilities, tasks and projects as assigned by supervisor.
- At least five (5) years of experience in data management, grant accounting and reporting or equivalent experience, preferably in a non-profit environment within Los Angeles County. Non-profit and government grant experience required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Communicates information and ideas clearly, both in writing and verbally.
- Familiarity with various federal, state, county, and city grant financial requirements and systems desirable.
- Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel skills, Accounting Software (Financial Edge preferred).
LAFH BENEFITS: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary Life, 403B Retirement Plan, 529 Education Savings Plan, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, AFLAC Policies, AFLAC FSAs, Legal Policy, Employee Appreciation Program, Company Sponsored Employee Outings, 9/80 Alternative Work Schedule, Paid Sick, Vacation and 11 Observed Holidays.
EEO: LAFH is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE: LAFH is in compliance with the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.