Liberty Hill's work is focused on Los Angeles County, however we understand that what happens in L.A. influences the nation. In this historical moment, we believe it is especially important for Los Angeles to be a beacon of social justice nationwide.
OUR APPROACH: Liberty Hill is a public foundation founded in 1976 to power social change from the ground up by fueling grassroots community organizing. Every dollar invested in community organizing yields a $90 return in community benefits through progressive policy change. We support organizers who are tackling injustice with our three-pronged strategy, involving:
- Grantmaking. Liberty Hill's unique approach to grantmaking ensures that social justice organizations have the resources they need to win campaigns and defend underserved communities. With input from seasoned activists, policy experts and academics, Liberty Hill awards grants to L.A.'s most effective grassroots groups. At the same time, our rapid response funds can move money fast in times of crisis or opportunity.
- Leadership Training. When it comes to fighting for justice, leadership matters. Through Liberty Hill's Wally Marks Leadership Institute, we help rising organizers and activists develop crucial skills, from building successful campaigns to financial management for nonprofits. With the Commissions Training Program, Liberty Hill prepares community leaders to serve effectively on L.A.'s many influential boards and commissions.
- Alliance Building. Liberty Hill works at the intersections of philanthropy, grassroots organizing and public policy, forging powerful relationships and building coalitions between funders, activists and policymakers. Coalitions established by Liberty Hill have influenced everything from school discipline practices to environmental regulations.
- Agenda for a Just Future. Liberty Hill launched the Agenda for a Just Future to fight for our youth, our health and our homes with three focused campaigns. We believe we can stop incarcerating kids, ensure adequate affordable housing for every Angeleno and end the oil drilling that sickens our region's poorest communities.
Performs all aspects of Liberty Hill's day-to-day accounting and assists with financial reporting functions. Reviews accounts payable and receivable as well as assists with audits and tax returns.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Reviews all accounts payable and accounts receivable.
- Performs monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
- Maintains and reconciles general ledger accounts, including all investment accounts.
- Allocates monthly expenses to various funding streams based on agency's cost allocation plan.
- Prepares departmental expense reports for directors.
- Preparation of financial statements for management and the Board of Directors.
- Assists with payroll processing when needed.
- Works with other departments to reconcile accounting records.
- Prepares financial reports for all foundation grants.
- Work with Donor Advised team in balancing accounts, calculating fees, and preparing statements.
- Assists with managing audits, in collaboration with the CFO, including preparing schedules and providing auditors with requested information.
- Prepares additional schedules as needed for preparation of the Foundation's tax returns.
- Assists the CFO during the Budget Preparation process and the Revised Budget process.
- Identify and lead process improvement projects to streamline financial operations.
- Assist CFO in creating accounting policies and procedures. Train LH staff through implementation and adherence of policies and procedures.
- Create and/or maintain documentation of accounting desk procedures.
- Work with CFO in creating and/or improving external reporting tools to donors and the Board of Directors, including dashboards.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
- 5 - 7 years' experience in accounting, preferably in a non-profit or foundation environment.
- Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as proficiency in financial accounting software/systems.
- General concepts of financial management for non-profit organizations.
- Generally accepted accounting practices, principles and methods.
- Computerized financial accounting systems.
- Mathematical calculations and data analysis.
- Preparation and analysis of financial records and reports.
- Teamwork and customer service.
- Written and verbal communication.
- Accuracy and detail orientation.
- Organization and multi-tasking.
- Time and workload management.
- Relevant mission related work.
- Knowledge of basic fundraising and donor relations processes.
- Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
- Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
- Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce.
Liberty Hill 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.