Staff Accountant - Grants and Contracts in Los Angeles at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 5/22/2024

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    342 North San Fernando Road
    Los Angeles
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  • Experience:
    2 years
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  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Heights

Job Description

Goodwill is one of the leading non-profit brands in the world and one of the largest non-profits in Southern California. We are a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused on our Mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal! 

Goodwill SoCal seeks an experienced Staff Accountant to perform the billing and fiscal monitoring of government contracts. The Accountant supports and works closely with Goodwill’s Non-Profit Department, ensures expenditures are in compliance with grant budgets and requirements, handles cost allocations, supervises Grants and Contracts account payables functions, and is involved with all outside fiscal audits related to programs.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for timely reporting for all internal and external entities related to grants and contracts including regulatory reports and filings to the various federal government and state agencies; financial reporting to grantors – monthly, quarterly, annually or as needed.
  • Assists with developing organization’s procedures and policies regarding the administration of grants and contracts. Handles cost allocations, account receivables, general accounting entries, supervises accounts payable function, and reviews billed expenditures to ensure compliance with GAAP accounting, OMB Circulars A‐110, A‐122 and A‐133, FAR regulations and any other applicable statutes.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and productive working relationships with staff from other departments within and outside the organization. Clearly and efficiently communicates valuable information to customers.
  • Involved with the Single Audit (A‐133) as well as any other outside fiscal reviews related to grants and contracts. Effective and efficiently helps resolve any issues discovered during the course of the audits.
  • Performs periodic internal audits, and reports results directly to the Accounting Manager ‐ Grants & Contracts.
  • Assumes some duties from Accounting Manager ‐ Grants & Contracts in his/her absence.

Education & Experience

  • 2 years of Accounting, preferably with Grants & Contracts experience.
  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two‐year college or technical school preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree from four‐year college or university preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge proficiency of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel, and E‐mail.
  • Accounting software experience required. MS Access, Explorer required; Financial Edge recommended.
  • Possesses a valid driver's license and state‐required auto insurance.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Non‐profit experience preferred.
  • Detail oriented, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Drug Test and Background Screen required.

Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. 
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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