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Los Angeles Education Partnership

Senior Accountant

Employment type
19 days ago
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is a non-profit organization that advances educational equity. Together with families, schools, and the community we facilitate access to and opportunities for quality educational and wellness practices so that children thrive from diapers to diplomas. Founded in 1984, LAEP was the first educational-transformation organization in Los Angeles and among those at the forefront of the movement nationwide. 

Position Summary
This position is responsible in developing; implementing and/or maintaining one or a combination of generally accepted accounting systems. Prepare and analyze financial reports, journal entries, maintain and reconcile ledger accounts and payroll.  Provide record of assets, liabilities and other financial transitions.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Performing basic accounting procedures, e.g. A/R, A/P, time billing, P/R, G/L, and tax payments 
  • Processing payroll for the entire company
  • Preparing financial statements, e.g. monthly and quarterly financial reports, weekly forecasts to Management Team summarizing current and projected financial position
  • Month end and quarterly closing (e.g. balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements)
  • Analyzing and reconciling general ledger accounts and investment transactions in conjunction with preparing quarterly reports for management
  • Assisting Controller with annual financial and 403(b) audits by serving as company liaison with auditors
  • Communicating with customers to address any past due invoices on their account 
  • Producing financial data for management team upon request and assisting with other special Accounting projects from time to time
  • Performing analysis of operations on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring all active projects are covered by valid, binding contracts



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field preferred
  • 3+ years progressive nonprofit accounting experience required
  • Strong organization, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong computer aptitude, which includes expertise with Microsoft Excel and Word as well as experience with cloud-based accounting software and general ledgers
  • Analytical skills with particular attention to detail


Physical Demands and Work Environment 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 

Licensing and Certification Requirements

  • Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage
  • Negative tuberculosis screen (required)
  • Must pass criminal background check  


Benefits & Wages

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Retirement plan (employer contribution after a year working for LAEP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and 7 holidays plus the week of Christmas and New Year’s (generally Christmas Day and New Year Day plus approximately eight workdays) 
  • Salary Depending on Experience (DOE) 


FLSA & Employment Status
Exempt/Full-Time, 40 hours/week

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The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.