Job Title – Accounting Specialist (Monterey Park)

Reports to – Chief Financial Officer

Organization Overview

CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The organization envisions a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. CASA of Los Angeles is on a path over the next five years to expand services to children in LA County’s child welfare system so that it provides services to a meaningful number of the 30,000 children in the dependency court system every year.

Key to these efforts is growth in the number of volunteers trained each year, the number who stay active in a year, and in revenue raised from community partners and other donors.

Position Overview

Under the direction of the CFO, the Accounting Specialist will be responsible for providing assistance in the areas of accounts payable and receivable and general ledger account reconciliations, as well as assisting with the office operation, amongst other tasks.

From Monday – Friday, the Accounting Specialist will work from CASA’s Monterey Park office at Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court, 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Suite 1100, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Work is performed indoors in an office setting. Some weekend and evening work is required throughout the year as needed and at major events.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Take primary responsibility for much of the day-to-day accounting activity that includes accounts payable and receivable, and maintenance of the related subsidiary systems.
  • Collect, review, code and record invoices and other requests for payment, paying particular attention to capturing all of each month’s activity in the monthly closing process.
  • Prepare daily bank deposits, and reconcile with the daily cash log.
  • As part of month-end closing, reconcile donation activity from the donor system with the daily bank deposits and cash log. Review coding of cash and credit card receipts, and record in the general ledger. Record all accounts receivable as of the month end.
  • Perform other month-end closing activities, recording receipts and disbursements, accounts receivable and payable, payroll and benefits and other recurring journal entries.
  • Calculate and post allocations of expenses that are shared by more than one department or activity.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations; review and reconcile general ledger accounts with subsidiary ledgers, as well as other general ledger accounts as indicated. Run assigned reports.
  • Manage vendor relationships, including researching and establishing new accounts, soliciting competitive bids as needed, and researching and resolving internal and external payment inquiries.
  • Assist with general office management and administration as assigned.
  • Assist with employee benefits maintenance and administration as assigned.
  • Other as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of work experience in an accounting support role, or work experience equivalent
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically MS Office products (Excel, Word); highly proficient excel
  • Accounting basics, including AR/AP (bills, invoicing, payments, etc.)
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Payroll processing experience
  • Ability to thrive and work effectively independently and as a part of a team
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects, meet deadlines, problem-solve and multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills


  • Experience or interest in working for a non-profit organization.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Olivia@ExpertEffect.com. Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidates will be required to submit to a full Livescan and background check.

CASA of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. CASA/LA promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

CASA/LA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the company 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.