Urban Peace Institute,

Finance and Accounting Manager

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time, Hybrid
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

UPI is a leading nonprofit in the field of community safety, policing, and systems reform to end community and gang violence. For nearly two decades, UPI has worked to develop and implement innovative solutions to address community violence and engage in ground-level system reform. UPI’s mission is to create thriving communities by implementing solutions to reduce violence, achieve safety, and improve health.

About this job

Responsible for oversight of UPI’s accounting, budget, and payroll functions.

• Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures relating to

fiscal management, budget, accounting, and payroll.

• Establish and maintain financial system controls and develop procedures to improve systems.

• Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, fiscal year end, and grant year-end close.

• Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.

• Manage/Supervise payroll, invoicing/reporting, receivables, payables, cash receipts, accounts

payable, and general ledger functions.

• Ensure the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable,

• Responsible for budget review, accuracy, and presentation. Monitors financial activity to help

department managers manage their budgets.

• Responds to inquiries from the Director of Finance, the Development team and other UPI staff members regarding financial results and special reporting requests.

• Work with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit.

• Acts as liaison for all financial monitoring reviews and audits.

• Trains staff and senior management in fiscal processes.

• Monitor cash flow.

• Ensure timely filing of tax forms including 1099s, Form 990

• Perform other duties as necessary to achieve department and agency financial objectives.

Roles & responsibilities

Urban Peace Institute is seeking a Finance & Accounting Manager who is responsible for financial reporting, developing, and maintaining accounting practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with regulatory requirements for funders and nonprofit organizations. The Finance & Accounting Manager is responsible for general ledger management, monthly year-end, and grant year closings, accounts payable, funder's reports, and audit preparation.

The Finance & Accounting Manager also supervises fiscal staff to ensure work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. These positions address tight deadlines and will have contact with senior-level managers, and funders, which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.


• B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance.

• Minimum two years of recent experience in non-profit finance.

• Four or more years accounting experience. Three or more years of management or supervisory


• Must have thorough knowledge and experience implementing GAAP and strong internal

controls; knowledge of non-profit government funded accounting and Uniform Administrative

Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

• Experience with accounting software programs and Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of

fund accounting systems, a plus

• Excellent analytical ability and process development skills.

• Must have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written

communication skills.

• Communicate effectively with all levels of management and Funders.

• Experience working with ethnically diverse groups and commitment to principles of social


To apply

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in the position specifically detailing: 1) experience

with accounting, finance, and/or grants and contract management, 2) why you are interested in working

with UPI, and 3) commitment to urban peace issues and/or social justice to:

ATTN: Tim Shugrue, Finance Director

1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Or e-mail to: careers@urbanpeaceinstitute.org

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