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PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT

Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Montebello
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.Job Title: Program AccountantProgram: Mexican American Opportunity FoundationStatus: FLSA-Exempt, Full-TimeSupervised by: Financial Manager of Grants Accounting and Accounts PayableGeneral Purpose: The Program Accountant will be directly responsible for the month-end closing, preparation of required government cost reports on a monthly or quarterly basis, fiscal year-end closeout reports required by government funding sources for programs assigned, audit schedules at fiscal year-end for programs under him/her, processing of Request for Purchase and PO, annual budget preparation for programs assigned, contract financial compliance, implementation of accounting policies and procedures, and other ad hoc tasks assigned from time to time in relation to annual audit, month-end closing, andprogram fiscal monitoring by the various government funding sources.RESPONSIBILITIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:--- Directly responsible for the preparation of journal entries to record revenue, expenses, accruals, allocations, and other general ledger transactions pertaining to the programs assigned.--- Reviews check requests, Requests for Purchase, Mileage Reimbursement request, Petty Cash Replenishment request, and other accounting documents submitted by program directors/supervisors/managers for payment processing. See to it that these requests are supported by required documents and duly approved by authorized officers.--- Periodically reconciles balance sheet and revenue and expenses accounts with the general ledger to ensure accuracy of financial reporting to funding sources to external auditors.--- Prepares cost reports using the required forms to various government funding sources on a monthly, quarterly and fiscal year basis supported by final trial balance and detailed general ledger reports.--- Prepare fiscal year-end audit schedules as assigned with supporting documents. Complete these schedules within agreed-upon deadlines. Also responsible for compiling and submitting additional documents requested by external auditors at fiscal year-end based on test samples from auditors.--- Prepare actual vs. budgeted performance reports for each assigned program at month-end and year-to-date as requested to serve as inputs to CFO reports to the Board and for discussion during the operating performance review meetings with the VP of Operations and Program Directors.--- Completes the portion of the 6-months rolling cash budget pertaining to his/her assigned programs with respect to the timing of cash receipts and cash disbursements.--- Prepare fiscal year-end projection of revenue and expenses for each assigned program as input to the overall agency projection of revenue and expenses. Also assist the Financial Manager of Grants Accounting and Accounts Payable in the preparation of the agency annual fiscal year budget based on assumptions as to program revenue and expenses and approved government funding.--- Implements established and newly approved accounting policies and procedures as they apply to month-end closing activities, recording of general ledger transactions, procurement, petty cash handling, requests for reimbursements, check requests, and other accounting-related tasks. See to it that these policies and procedures are followed to the letter at all times.--- Assist the Financial Manager of Grants Accounting and Accounts Payable in the preparation of ad hoc accounting reports involving financial and general ledger transaction analysis of certain programs.--- Perform other accounting-related tasks as assigned involving use of electronic spreadsheets and other MS Office Suite programs.REQUIREMENTS:--- Bachelor's degree in Accounting.--- Minimum of two (2) years accounting experience in the Accounting Department of a for-profit or nonprofit organization.--- Strong accounting and analysis skills.--- Strong computer experience in accounting and spreadsheet applications required; working knowledge of MIP Fund Accounting software a plus.--- Strong written and oral communication skills.--- Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public; work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues; and multi-tasking.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment:The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.The Program Accountant is assigned to work at the MAOF Montebello facility located at 401 N. Garfield Ave., Montebello, and is expected to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Montebello , PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT, Other , Montebello, California

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