Finance Associate

September 30, 2022

Reporting to the AR Grants Manager, the Finance Associate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of awards (i.e. contracts, grants and charitable contribution) for financial reporting and ensuring compliance with Federal, State, Local regulations, and funder specific regulations, in addition to assisting with system implementations with regards to internal controls, audit compliance and accounting policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

Financial Management (Revenue Cycle)

  • Managing a portfolio of awards (i.e. contracts, grants and charitable contribution) for financial reporting and ensuring compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and funder specific regulations.
  • Performs all grant-related post award functions including, but not limited to: budget and expense analysis, monthly grant and contract invoicing, labor distribution charges, final cost reports, and associated communication with Grant/Fiscal/Program Liaisons
  • Performs general accounting activities, including reconciliations, entering billing into the AR module in the financial system, assisting the AR Grants Manager, during audit, journal entries for cost allocations, and month end close of AR
  • Resolves any issues regarding grant invoices, including disallowed expense, technical issues, or unpaid invoices; communicates with fiscal contacts at funding sources for information needed and problem resolution
  • Ensures supporting documents (payroll/expenses/vendor invoices, etc.) align with billing and budget, and comply with contractual and/or regulatory stipulations.
  • Prepares schedules as requested for annual audit; maintains grant information for funder and participates in audits and reviews by funding agencies as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • High level of experience with Excel required; experience with Accufund, Certify, Paylocity, and Salesforce a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Must be adaptable and comfortable working collaboratively.
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to manage shifting priorities and multiple, competing deadlines.
  • Familiarity with funding from government agencies at the Federal, County, and State levels.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.

Experience:

  • Requires at least two (2) years of grant management and/or Non profit grant accounting experience.
  • Requires bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related field from an accredited institution or a combination of education and related work experience.

Compensation:

Position range $65,000 – $70,000

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

Application:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.