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Accounting Manager at PUC National

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Burbank, California

Job Description:

Organization Overview

PUC National is a non-profit organization that serves to promote, support, benefit, replicate, and carry out the purposes and mission of Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools).

We have a contractual relationship with Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools) to provide a variety of support services to the schools in NE Los Angeles and the NE San Fernando Valley. This includes, but is not limited to Finance, Human Resources, Operations, IT and Data Management, facilities identification and acquisition, fundraising, grant management, college access, alumni relations, charter development and renewal, and compliance.

The Team Member we are searching for

The ideal Accounting Manager believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC National and exhibits this through their leadership, reflection, and collaboration to ensure schools’ success across the organization. This role is responsible for the oversight of day-to-day accounting and reporting activities.

What you will need to accomplish:

  • Direct and prepare all financial statements in accordance with Generally accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Collaborate and assist the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on all financial and government  A-133 audits

  • Prepare work papers, liaison with auditors, and maintain an understanding of governmental programs

  • Assist with financial aspects of grant reporting – for both governmental and private sector

  • Assist with reporting for LAUSD, LA County, State, and Federal Agencies

  • Manage and mentor the accounting staff to ensure efficiency, compliance, and proper internal controls

  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships

  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to: accounts payable and accounts receivable

  • Review and post journal entries

  • Assess current practices and procedures, and make recommendations for improvements

  • Collaborate with school leaders and office managers to ensure financial information is effectively communicated

  • Perform other duties as assigned

What do we require from you?

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in Finance, Accounting, related field, or equivalent training and experience required

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or University in Finance or Accounting is highly preferred


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or experience is a plus

  • Must have at least 7+ years of experience in a management position in accounting

  • Must be knowledgeable about GAAP; have budget and project accounting experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 

  • Alignment with core characteristics required of every PUC employee: pursuit of excellence, innovation, community, tenacity, and authenticity 

  • Must be flexible and collaborative 

  • Able to multi-task in a demanding environment 

  • Strong work ethic, accountability, and ownership of work 

  • Regular attendance, dependability, and punctuality in conformance with the standards are essential to the successful performance of this position 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb, and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a full-time exempt, salaried position

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Our benefits include:
    • Comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision and additional voluntary benefits

    • 403b Retirement Plan with an annual contribution equal to 5%

    • Paid Time Off

    • Ongoing Professional Development

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.

PUC National is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Salary: $77,500.00

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