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Downtown Women's Center
Los Angeles, CA, United States (hybrid)
19 days ago
Downtown Women's Center
Los Angeles, California, United States (hybrid)
19 days ago



The DWC Accountant - Staff manages the day-to-day G/L accounting responsibilities of the organization to ensure the books are closed accurately and on time at the end of each month. The ideal candidate is flexible and has a keen eye for detail; they are accurate, consistent, and have previous experience with QuickBooks accounting software, as well as a solid understanding of accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Essential Functions

Maintain the general ledger by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.

  • Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies.
  • Identify and review revenue requirements before posting private funds to general ledger to ensure accuracy.
  • Review, analyze, and verify various accounting transactions, including undeposited funds, prepaid expenses, and payroll clearing.
  • Create functional timesheets.
  • Maintain fixed asset schedule and prepare depreciation/amortization entries.
  • Manage current liabilities, including sales tax payable, security deposits, deferred income, accrued expenses, and payroll liabilities.
  • Perform bank reconciliations on eight (8) accounts.
  • Participate as a member of the team in the month-end close to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Prepare and enter all non-grant Accounts Receivable; maintain AR aging, and update collection status to Accounting Manager.
  • Summarize financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheets, profit and loss, and other statements.
  • Post DWC tenant rent deposits into general ledger accounting software on a monthly basis.
  • Assist with accounting, reconciliation, and cash needs of nonprofit-run retail business.
  • Assist with the annual audit and preparation of tax filings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Time management
  • Compliance
  • Financial management
  • Project management
  • Ethical conduct

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This position would also require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time exempt position. Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:30 pm with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary


No travel is expected for this position. 

Ability to Work Remotely


Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field required, though the equivalent experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience needed; nonprofit accounting experience preferred.
  • Ability to apply DWC accounting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accrual-based accounting and basic accounting debts and credits.
  • Knowledge of private foundations and government grants preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) required.
  • 10-key data entry.
  • Detail-oriented, thorough, accurate, and highly organized.
  • Skill in communicating relevant financial information to management and other staff.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Professional attitude; team- and service-oriented, friendly, and positive.
  • Cultural humility.
  • Must be a CA resident and live no more than 75 miles from DWC; must be available for in-person meetings at DWC.
  • Must provide documentation of a negative TB test result within the last twelve months, on first day of hire.
  • Must provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result from the last seven days, on first day of hire.
  • You will be required to be up to date on your vaccinations against COVID-19 and provide documentation. If you are fully vaccinated and not yet eligible to receive a booster dose, then you must receive the booster dose within 30 days of becoming eligible and eligibility begins 5 months after receiving final primary dose. If you are fully vaccinated and have received a booster dose, you are considered up to date with your vaccinations. Unvaccinated individuals must receive their 1st dose before their first day of hire. Partially vaccinated (for 2-dose series) individuals must receive their 2nd dose within 30 days of being hired. The second dose of a two-dose vaccine series is due 4 weeks after the primary dose. 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. DWC does not sponsor employment visas, such as H-1B.

Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences are essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allow us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status, medical condition, geography, socio-economic status, and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66761887
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Downtown Women's Center
  • Position Title: Accountant - Staff
  • Industry: Education/Non-Profit
  • Job Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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