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Administrative Associate (Finance Department) (JR 1307)

Los Angeles, California · Accounting/Finance
JOB ID: 1307
Full Time
Wage: $15.00/hr- $16.00/hr (DOE)

The Finance Administrative Associate is responsible for performing standard administrative and clerical functions as well as providing support for various finance department activities, in support of PATH and PATH Ventures.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and some experience working in a finance function.  He/she must be comfortable with tasks ranging from the mundane (e.g. copying, filing) – 80% of the job, to the detailed (e.g. data entry) to the analytical (e.g. spreadsheets), to customer service (handle inquiries from other PATH departments).  He/she must be comfortable with multi-tasking and keeping track of multiple projects and deliverables.
PATH is a non-profit provider of shelter and supportive services for the homeless with locations throughout Southern California, Santa Barbara, and San Jose.  We primarily serve veterans, families, and the chronically homeless, with funding from government agencies, foundations, and individuals.  PATH Ventures (PV) is a non-profit developer and owner (through limited partnerships) of permanent supportive housing with projects located throughout Southern California, and also provides supportive services for several communities. 
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Perform general administrative and clerical duties such as copying, filing, opening and stamping mail, obtaining check signatures, organizing financial papers, distributing/mailing A/P checks.
  • Assist accounts payable with reviewing invoice supporting documentation, maintaining payables tracking spreadsheets, vendor communications, and occasional data entry.
  • Assist grant accounting with basic grant invoice preparation and occasional data entry.
  • Assist with internal and external communications.
  • Provide support for other tasks within the Finance Department as needed
  • Bachelor’s level or equivalent, one to three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bookkeeping or accounts payable experience a plus.  Accounting courses or degree a plus.
  • Excellent Excel skills, plus the ability to create and use financial spreadsheets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers and proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure and time sensitive environment
  • Must maintain and execute confidential information
  • Ability to interact with diverse clientele and to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Project a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently
Mandatory Requirements:
  • Employment eligibility verification
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening & drug test
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may occasionally include evenings
Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How to apply:
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1307 to submit your application. A resume is required.

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