Entry Level Accountant

Long Beach, CA 90802

Posted: 09/19/2019 Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire Category: Accounting Job Number: [TO] Accountant-Staff Accountant 9919 Pay Rate: $23-24

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We are looking for an outstanding, entry-level Staff Accountant. This person will be responsible for general ledger and reporting for Corps in Los Angeles area which is totaling over $10 million. Primary liaison with field units for daily transactions and finance-related issues. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to grow and expand their accounting knowledge.

Entry Level Accountant Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare monthly journal entries for assigned funds and intercompany general journals as assigned.
  2. Review incoming cash receipts and accounts payable batches, verify general ledger coding, ensure accurate and timely payments and posting, and ensure Salvation Army policies and procedures are followed.
  3. Ensure timely and accurate month-end and year-end closing; generate monthly financial statements and other required reports, and distribute them properly by applicable deadline.
  4. Coordinate monthly grant revenue recognition with corps personnel to ensure accurate accrual, billing and reporting.
  5. Review and publish accurate monthly financial statements; review financial statements, provide financial analysis to the Corps, and contact Corps for budget variances on a monthly basis or as needed.
  6. Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  7. Provide liaison between Finance and Corps serviced related to A/P, Cash receipts and reporting, follow up with pending questions/issues.
  8. Review and track capital projects/deferred maintenance projects.
  9. Provide training to field personnel the TSA policy and procedures. Ensure TSA policies and procedures related to bookkeeping and accounting are followed.
  10. Provide oversight for the maintenance of Custodian accounts.
  11. Assist in the preparation of internal, and external audit schedules.
  12. Coordinate and assist with the preparation and implementation of budget for the assigned Corps.
  13. Perform projects and research related to assigned Corps.
  14. Provide Backup for other accountants.


Requirements of Entry Level Accountant:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Very proficient with Excel



This is a Temp-Hire Opportunity

Perform any other duties that may be assigned.


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“The service we are provided by Helpmates stands out above the rest. They consistently follow up in a timely manner and are always available to help. In this tight market, they provide proactive options to support our staffing needs.” - Helpmates Client


“Helpmates has been wonderful to me and their staff has always treated me respectfully and courteously. They truly care about their work and clients.” – Helpmates Specialist


We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).




  1. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 semester (or 24 quarter) units in accounting.
  2. Minimum 5 years accounting experience.
  3. Ability to adapt and learn new skills quickly.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities.

  1. Embrace the mission of the Company.
  2. Must have a collaborative style and be a team player.
  3. Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  4. Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Office, Shelby and SQL preferred.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  6. Strong organizational and analytical skills.
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