Partners In Diversity,

Accounting Director

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Founded in June 2002, Partners In Diversity, Inc. is 100% women owned and operated enterprise. We are a full service recruiting and staffing firm providing a complete range of front and back-office employment solutions. Our scope includes Administrative/Clerical, Financial, Information Technology and Professional Personnel. Our client base consists of a variety of industries including federal, county, state and local agencies, non-profit and commercial companies. From 2015-2021 the Los Angeles Business Journal named Partners In Diversity, Inc. one of the Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses.

Partners In Diversity takes a consultative approach by listening to our client’s needs, learning about their company and assessing the best overall fit for their organization. We specialize in sourcing, recruiting and placements that are tailored to meet your company’s diverse staffing requirements. Partners In Diversity thoroughly qualifies all candidates to ensure that their knowledge, skills and ability to exceed your expectations. The goal of Partners In Diversity is to make your experience with us a positive one by producing visible results to your overall business mission.

About this job

The Director, Accounting and Auditing is a full-time exempt position reporting to the AVP/ Controller. This position is responsible for the accounting functions of the Business/ Finance Services Office. This position provides support for the members of the Business Office and ensures processes and procedures are in place to support effective internal controls.

Roles & responsibilities

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for ensuring our financial statements are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

• Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and accounting close process.

• Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of FS and monthly reconciliation to general ledger.

• Implement third-party reporting system to provide accurate and timely financial reports.

• Review and reconcile recording of all transactions that are made using treasury cashiering.

• Coordinate annual financial audit ensuring we meet necessary deadlines.

• Responsible for maintenance and review of the accounting structure of our ERP system.

• Coordinates the annual tax filings and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies.

• Assist with various financial analysis and internal reporting, including annual financial statement and A-133 audit preparation and coordination.

• Initiate and process journal entries and finance entry uploads.

• Back up for post award grants and contracts, which includes performing on-line draws and quarterly reporting using DOE and other websites or sending external invoices and doing appropriate accounting entries.

• Backup for Payroll processing and ensuring best practices and regulatory compliance.

• Assist with contract review, PCI compliance, manage the placement of renewal of insurance policies, and assist with risk management processes.

• Assist with the implementation, testing and maintenance of Banner finance. Work closely with Information Systems personnel to explore new Banner functions or to resolve complications.

• Implement policies and procedures; make recommendations to improve productivity, quality and efficient delivery of services; participate in the development of policies and procedures.

• Maintain safe work conditions and comply with established safety policies, practices, procedures and requirements.

• Must be responsive to work-related phone calls and

emails during non-business hours on occasion.

• Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment.

• Work with staff as a team leader to provide high quality, efficient and exceptional service.

• Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be responsive to work-related phone calls and emails during non-business hours on occasion.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Education:

• Experience with accounting methods and procedures related to specialized accounts such as those involving monthly financial reporting and tax reporting

• Thorough knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.

• Knowledge of auditing standards.

• Experience with integrated financial software packages with preference for Banner, an Ellucian ERP.

• Proficient in the interpretation and translation of regulatory requirements into proposed new/revised policy and procedures.

• Demonstrated problem solving, decision-making and analytical skills.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.

• Ability to supervise, coach, lead and develop the operations and activities of assigned operational area and staff.

• Exhibits a strong customer service orientation for all levels of college constituencies and members of the public.

• Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

• Understanding of departmental goals and how they fit with college-wide goals.

• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent work experience.


• 5+ years management operations of a business office function (preferably in a higher education, or non-profit environment, including accounts payable, cashiering and banking and supervision of others.

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