| June 7, 2024

Junior Accountant, Affordable Housing and Financial Management

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Website SoLa Impact

JOB SUMMARY

The Junior Accountant will receive on-the-job instruction and training under close supervision of the Foundation Senior Accountant. The Junior Accountant will support the Accounting Department through an array of tasks. The Junior Accountant will perform a variety of clerical accounting duties, ranging from low to average complexity, or routine and repetitive clerical accounting duties on a continuous basis; and receive evaluations periodically as the training progresses to ensure performance milestones are met and critical competencies are assessed.

Hourly Pay: $21.63- $27.03 per hour

ABOUT THE SOLA FOUNDATION

The SoLa Foundation, a philanthropic arm of SoLa Impact, is a beacon of hope in South Los Angeles, striving to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through education, economic mobility, and community development. Rooted in the belief that opportunity should be accessible to all, the SoLa Foundation provides a pathway to success for underserved Black and Latinx communities. We are leading the charge in transforming South LA with our most recent initiative, SoLa360. Committed to addressing the multifaceted needs of the community, SoLa360 centralizes and scales resident support services, ensuring holistic support for all. Our commitment to creating lasting change has garnered recognition, including being named the 2023 CA State Nonprofit of the Year and receiving the prestigious Oprah Foundation grant. Joining our mission-driven team offers a chance to be part of something bigger, a dynamic environment where passion meets purpose, and every contribution makes a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Requirements

  • Accurately review, code, and process revenue and expenses in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Process invoices, issue checks, and corresponding with vendors and staff
  • Review accounts for discrepancies; assist with reconciling differences;
  • Assist in preparing adjusting journal entries
  • Assist with account reconciliations – month and year end
  • Assist with Fixed Assets depreciation schedules & Property Inventory
  • Assist with Grant Management, Contract Management, Contract Audits, internal audits and restricted funds reconciliation
  • Purchasing Agent / Organizational Buyer
  • Assist with assigned Program Initiatives
  • Assists with Campaigns AND attend Foundation Events is required
  • Other duties assigned by Senior Foundation Accountant and Foundation Directors

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Currently enrolled in an Accounting Program or a degree in Accounting from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 2 years in an accounting role and/or admin assistant role
  • Must have the ability to learn new software; Prior experience in QuickBook is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and/or Google Suites
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); Prior experience and knowledge of GAAP in a non-profit or government environment is a plus

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong accounting and analytical capabilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, proactive/self-starter, multi-task oriented and adaptable to change required
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment that is focused on social-cultural change
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team to meet critical deadlines
  • Sincere commitment to working collaboratively with all constituent groups including management and staff, board members, donors/funders/sponsors, volunteers, and other supporters

Benefits

SoLa Impact offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as pet insurance, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, and bereavement days. This package is designed to provide employees with a range of important benefits that help to support their physical and emotional well-being, while also providing financial protection and peace of mind.

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