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Accounting Manager
Summary
Title:Accounting Manager
ID:1005
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Department:Finance
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Salary Range:50,000 - 74,000
Description
Liberty Hill’s work is focused on Los Angeles County, however we understand that what happens in L.A. influences the nation. In this historical moment, we believe it is especially important for Los Angeles to be a beacon of social justice nationwide.  
 
OUR APPROACH: Liberty Hill is a public foundation founded in 1976 to power social change from the ground up by fueling grassroots community organizing. Every dollar invested in community organizing yields a $90 return in community benefits through progressive policy change. We support organizers who are tackling injustice with our three-pronged strategy, involving: 
 
• Grantmaking. Liberty Hill’s unique approach to grantmaking ensures that social justice organizations have the resources they need to win campaigns and defend underserved communities. With input from seasoned activists, policy experts and academics, Liberty Hill awards grants to L.A.’s most effective grassroots groups. At the same time, our rapid response funds can move money fast in times of crisis or opportunity.  
 
• Leadership Training. When it comes to fighting for justice, leadership matters. Through Liberty Hill’s Wally Marks Leadership Institute, we help rising organizers and activists develop crucial skills, from building successful campaigns to financial management for nonprofits. With the Commissions Training Program, Liberty Hill prepares community leaders to serve effectively on L.A.’s many influential boards and commissions. 

 • Alliance Building. Liberty Hill works at the intersections of philanthropy, grassroots organizing and public policy, forging powerful relationships and building coalitions between funders, activists and policymakers. Coalitions established by Liberty Hill have influenced everything from school discipline practices to environmental regulations. 
 
• Agenda for a Just Future. Liberty Hill launched the Agenda for a Just Future to fight for our youth, our health and our homes with three focused campaigns. We believe we can stop incarcerating kids, ensure adequate affordable housing for every Angeleno and end the oil drilling that sickens our region’s poorest communities. 
 
Position Overview 
 
The Accounting Manager performs all aspects of Liberty Hill’s day-to-day accounting, general ledger month-end close processes and assists with financial reporting functions.  
 
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions 
 
• Prepare journal entry transactions and maintain the accuracy of the general ledger. 
• Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including all bank accounts
• Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts, including all Donor Advised investment accounts.
• Allocate monthly expenses to various funding streams based on Liberty Hill’s cost allocation plan.
• Assist with preparation of financial statements for management and the Board of Directors
• Assist with payroll processing when needed.
• Support other departments to interpret and understand their accounting records.
• Prepare financial reports for all foundation grants as needed.
• Work with the Donor Advised team and accounting analyst in balancing accounts, calculating fees, and preparing statements.
• Assist as needed with audit and tax return data retrieval and schedule preparation.
• Proactively participate in process improvement projects to streamline financial operations.
• Create and/or maintain documentation of accounting desk procedures. 
 
 Required Qualifications  
 
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
• 3 - 5 years’ experience in accounting, preferably in a non-profit or foundation environment.
• Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel.
• Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as proficiency in financial accounting software/systems. 
 
 Knowledge of:
• General concepts of financial management for non-profit organizations.
• Generally accepted accounting practices, principles and methods.
• Computerized financial accounting systems. 
 
Skills in: • Mathematical calculations and data analysis. • Preparation and analysis of financial records and reports. • Teamwork and customer service. • Written and verbal communication. • Accuracy and detail orientation. • Organization and multi-tasking. • Time and workload management. 
  
 
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Relevant mission related work.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising and donor relations processes.    
Physical Requirements 
 
• Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, machine, photocopier, calculator.
• Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
• Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. 
 
 
Liberty Hill Foundation isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. LHF does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics. 
 
 

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