Jun 12, 2024

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)

Venice, CA

SPARC is seeking an experienced in-house Accountant to provide accounting oversight and to manage the complex accounting functions and financial planning of a non-profit organization. The Accountant will work closely with SPARC’s Operations Director, CEO, CFO, and Finance Committee to oversee data collection, financial reporting and budgeting. They will report to the Operations Director to coordinate both internal and external audit processes, and forecast results and recommend operational adjustments as needed. Please note that this is NOT a remote position and the potential candidate must work on site at SPARC.

FLSA Classification:
Full-time (Non-exempt)

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

• Assist in the coordination of financial planning and budget management for the organization and on the project level
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions, including the chart of accounts, written policies and procedures, and adherence to financial calendar deadlines
• Ensure accuracy and timeliness of account records and processing of accounts payable, credit card expenditures, purchasing, petty cash, employee expenses, cash control, etc.
• Oversee accounts receivable activities to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable components, including grant billings, cash receipts, etc.
• Support monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes
• Maintain and improve internal accounting policies and compliance
• Monitor project/program budgets and expenditures, including all reimbursements, fund requests and allowable costs, and generate monthly project financial reports
• Prepare critical financial data for the annual completion of audited financial statements and tax reporting.

This is a full-time position. Regular working hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm

Qualifications
• Bachelor degree in Accounting with 24 semester units in accounting from an accredited institution and/or 5 years of related work experience
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in nonprofit finance/accounting
• Certified CPA License preferred
• Detailed knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost analysis principles, including US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
• Experience or knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable, project accounting and purchasing processes
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial statements, reports and projections
• Experience presenting financial reports and forecasting to a Board of Directors
• Project management experience within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment strongly preferred
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Proficient in Quickbooks Online, Bill.com accounting softwares, and Shopify
• Proficient in G Suite, Microsoft Office, and Mac OS operating systems
• Able to work in person and remotely, and occasionally on weekends

Job Benefits
Compensation Range:
$26.45 to $31.25 per hour

Benefits:
• 401(k)
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance

Schedule:
• 8 hour shift
• Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
• Venice, CA 90291: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Core Competencies:
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Attention to detail
• Business Acumen
• Mathematics
• Critical thinking
• Quickbooks & Spreadsheet proficiency
• Time management
• Teamwork

Work Location:
In person at SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Salary: $26.45 to $31.25 per hour

Benefits: 
• 401(k)
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2024

Documents required to apply: Cover letter, resume and three references.

How to apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Jobs@sparcinla.org