Senior Accountant


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151 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles
United States of America

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 DOE 

The Senior Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and is responsible for analyzing and reporting on critical accounting areas that are key to the organization. The positions require working autonomously, collaboratively, and cross functionally. Key areas of responsibility include contributions and investments.

Closing responsibilities:

  • Complete monthly, quarterly and year-end financial responsibilities, such as journal entries, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations and analysis, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with GAAP.
  • Record and maintain schedules for investments, endowments and contributions.
  • Prepare analysis of endowment funds, including entering activity into Endowment Solutions.
  • Prepare and maintain endowment-related analyses for the Philanthropy department.
  • Prepare and maintain analysis of forecasted restricted revenue analysis.
  • Review pledge contracts and analyze temporarily restricted net assets for release based on expiration of time or purpose restrictions; prepare resulting journal entries at year-end.
  • Prepare and maintain schedule for non-revocable pledges and prepare NPV and bad debt calculations.
  • Prepare and maintain schedule for fixed assets and communicate with project leads for capitalization.
  • Prepare, maintain and review annual pension schedules and prepare adjustments as needed based on actuarial valuation reports.
  • Analyze assigned P&L accounts on a monthly or quarterly basis and prepare any resulting adjusting journal entries.
  • Assist in the preparation of various reports to meet the needs of interested parties such as LAPA management, donors, and Board of Directors, as well as any legal or regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain process documentation for all areas of responsibility.
  • Assist in reviewing reconciliations and journal entries, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other responsibilities:

  • Act as primary point of contact with the Philanthropy department.
  • Act as primary point of contact with external investment advisors.
  • Assist with the annual audit, including preparation of supporting schedules.
  • Assist with preparation of 990 tax filing.
  • Assist with special projects and ad hoc analysis to meet the needs of LA Phil management.
  • Analyze existing processes and identify opportunities for improvement.


Reports To: Accounting Manger

Interacts With:  Controller, Accounting department, finance teams, Philanthropy department, Operations department, external investment advisors, etc.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in accounting or finance function.
  • Experience in not-for-profit industry preferred.
  • Experience accounting for pension plans preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency required in Microsoft Excel preferred.
  • Experience using Great Plains a plus.
  • Perform responsibilities with a high degree of integrity, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with GAAP.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented with high accuracy and productivity.
  • Must be highly responsive with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage competing and sometimes shifting priorities in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must.

COVID Workplace Safety Requirements

This position will require you to interact with employees, patrons, vendors, and others who may or may not be vaccinated or recently tested. You will be required to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) required by the LA County Department of Public Health protocols and the LA Phil. You agree to comply at all times with the LA Phil’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, including testing and vaccination requirements.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

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