Mayor's Office of Public Safety,


16 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety (MOPS) strives to serve all Angelenos by implementing and expanding innovative programs, policy solutions, resources and initiatives to build a safer city. The office oversees the City’s public safety agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Management Department, as well as the law enforcement agencies at the Port of LA and Los Angeles World Airports. MOPS is made up of a Policy Team, Program Team, Grants, Finance & Contracts Unit, and Crisis Response Team.

About this job

This position will perform and assist with duties and tasks related to the financial management and reporting of City contracts, as well as local, state and federal grants. Requires accurate accounting, reporting of grant and general funds, adherence to budget and grant limitations, and timely submission of financial reports.

Roles & responsibilities


Perform and assist with duties and tasks related to the financial management and reporting of City contracts, State and Federal grants.

Job duties include:

Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents submitted to the City to ensure compliance with contract requirements, accurate accounting, reporting of grant funds, adherence to budget limitations, and timely submission of financial reports;

Comply with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions;

Document financial transactions by entering account information and process supply requisitions, purchase orders, and other procurement transactions within the City Financial Management System (FMS 2.0);

Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information;

Prepare financial reports of revenue and expenditure in accordance with grant requirements;

Prepare single audit schedules and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) conversion worksheets;

Perform budget review and budget modifications;

Assist with writing and adhering to City of Los Angeles Council transmittals with regards to grant acceptance and budgets;

Carry out field monitoring visits to collect data; and

Other related duties and tasks as assigned.



Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university, with either a major in accounting or at least 24 semester/36 quarter units in accounting; OR at least two years of accounting experience at the level of City Accountant

Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and other governmental regulations and cost principles (i.e. OMB circulars)

Working knowledge in data processing principles as they apply to accounting, and general auditing principles

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel programs

Must possess excellent customer service, verbal and written communications skills

Must have experience and strong track record working with multiple agencies and organizations simultaneously, working as part of a team, while also demonstrating initiative and the ability to work independently.

To apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to with “MOPS Accountant” in the subject line no later than Friday, November 17, 2023 (extended). Please note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and suitable candidates may be contacted and hired before the application deadline. We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

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