Staff Accountant (Full-time) (Lake View Terrace, CA)


Reporting to the Controller, the Staff Accountant is responsible for preparing and maintaining financial records to track the organization's assets, liabilities, profit and loss, accounts receivable, purchasing and other related financial activities. 


  • Performs general cost accounting and other related duties for the organization.
  • Prepares financials and reporting for programs and funders.
  • Will administer Grant Accountant responsibilities for certain programs.
  • Maintains the general ledger.
  • Codes invoices, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.
  • Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manages accounts receivable collections.
  • Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.
  • Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
  • Manages the purchasing process with departments.
  • Will oversee credit cards purchases and records.
  • Monitors accounts receivable and generates invoices.
  • Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal confidentiality laws and regulations.
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, or related field, required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience required.
  • Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy


  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For- Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative

Job Location: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job Number: 461