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Union Rescue Mission


Union Rescue Mission
Los Angeles, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/14/2008
Categories: Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the poor and homeless. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. We provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to our guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children, and families.

The Accountant position works closely with the Controller to support the functions of the Accounting department. Must enjoy working in ministry related environment. This department is in charge of keeping the books covering all phases of accounting. Financial transactions are classified, recorded and summarized by this department producing monthly Financial Statements for the organization and its affiliates. This position strives to improve the efficiency and maintain the integrity of the department. Responsibilities include:

Process bi-weekly payroll and record appropriate transactions to the bank book and general

Ledger. Analyze accounts and process journal entries as needed.

Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports. Record all cash receipts transactions and other non-accounts payable transactions in the bank book, reconcile bank and investments accounts

Assist in preparation of year-end work papers for the external auditor and assist in facilitating the audit. Prepare and distribute daily cash report.

Assist in preparation of working papers for the annual tax returns (Forms 990 & 199) for both URM and Affiliates.

Analyze investment transactions and record appropriate transactions to the general ledger.

Maintain fixed assets subsidiary records, prepare other annual fillings such as welfare exemption and solicitation permit.

Assist in the preparation of the operating, cash and capital budgets. Audit accounts payable checks before issuance reviewing account coding, timeliness & payment, etc.

Prepare and maintain certain portions of the Accounting Procedure Manual. Prepare monthly departmental/division expense variance reports (actual versus budget). Prepare and analyze inter-company transactions.

Bachelors Degree and 3+ years progressively responsible, related experience; non-profit accounting experience preferred; able to analyze complex data and develop innovative solutions; excellent planning, organizing, written, verbal and PC skills, particularly Excel and Word; Platinum a plus

Please e-mail your resume to or fax to (213) 612-0264, Attn: Human Resources or mail to 545 S. San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013.