Senior Grant Accountant – Finance

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los angeles, CA
United States
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Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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Position Description: 

POSITION: Senior Grant Accountant – Finance/Administration Workgroup
LOCATION: Ron Olsen Justice Center
SALARY: $82,500k - $110,000k/ annually DOE, with excellent benefits
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Celebrating 95 years of service to Los Angeles communities, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Grant Accountant.


• Strong accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP;
• Strong Excel skills;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Strong initiative, problem solving skills;
• Practical experience with fund accounting and cost allocation;
• Experience with Abila MIP-fund accounting software preferred;
• Minimum 4 years accounting experience;
• Minimum 4 years of government grant billing experience;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Nonprofit experience preferred;
• College degree in accounting preferred; and
• Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday to ensure project completion.

• Responsible for grants and contract billing and collections;
• Responsible for grants and contract financial reporting to funders and management;
• Assist with grant budgets and projections;
• Assist with sub-recipient monitoring;
• Prepare and input journal entries;
• Prepare and maintain prepaid expense and deferred revenue schedules;
• Prepare general ledger account analyses as required;
• Prepare accurate and timely monthly variance analyses as required;
• Assist the CFO and Accounting Manager with special projects and research as required.
• Contribute to the organization’s DEI plan and goals (via surveys, interviews, etc), supporting all DEI initiatives and helping to promote inclusion in a thoughtful way;
• To view LAFLA’s Commitment to DEI, please go to

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to [email protected]. Include “Senior Grant Accountant” in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A one year introductory period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
The organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact [email protected].

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. Please visit for our salary scale for union, non-management staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to [email protected]. Include “Senior Grant Accountant” in the subject line.
Salary range: 
$82,500k - $110,000k/ annually DOE, with excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2025