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Regional Finance Grants Specialist (JR 2336)

Los Angeles, California · Accounting/Finance
JR 2336
Regional Finance Grants Specialist
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Salary: Starting at $27.41/hr DOE
Full Time

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates with experience in accounting, grant invoicing, and fiscal grant compliance to join our Finance Department’s FGM team as a Regional Finance Grants Specialist. This position is based out of our Regional Headquarters in Los Angeles.

In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 

The Finance Grants Management (FGM) team in our Finance Department manages all aspects of PATH’s grants and contracts including invoicing, receivables collection, grant budgeting, grant budget tracking, reporting, and fiscal compliance.

As part of the FGM team, the Finance Grants Specialist is responsible for managing all grant invoicing and compliance activities for their assigned region or regions. This includes grant invoicing, funder relations, ensuring adherence to contractual and regulatory requirements, and collaborating with other PATH departments to ensure systems are in place to support successful management of grant financial activities. Responsibilities of the Regional Finance Grants Specialist include:
  • Handling grant invoicing and receivables including:
    • Preparing and submitting monthly, quarterly, and annual invoices and reports to funders
    • Reconciling grant invoice discrepancies
    • Interfacing with funder personnel to resolve any issues surrounding invoices
    • Logging invoices prepared and tracking payments
    • Following up with funders to ensure timely collection of receivables and to review aged A/R with PATH Finance management
  • Working with other finance, compliance, and accounting staff to:
    • Review accounting entries to ensure accuracy
    • Perform periodic reconciliations
    • Ensure compliance and adherence to GAAP, Uniform Administrative Guidance Title 2 CFR 200, and other funder specific regulations
  • Working with all PATH departments to ensure contract and program related activities align to support proper grant accounting and reporting
  • Monitoring and analyzing grant and contract financial results for spend-down and compliance
  • Preparing, monitoring, and modifying program budgets in conjunction with program personnel
  • Preparing for and leading grant financial audits

We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Have excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Project a professional demeanor
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and effectively deal and collaborate with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds at all organization levels
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment and meet deadlines
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA and all other applicable standards and polices

  • Experience as a team lead
  • Familiarity with various federal, state, county, and city grant financial requirements and systems
  • Familiarity with Sage Intacct software

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field OR comparable work experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in accounting, grant invoicing, fiscal grant compliance, data management or equivalent experience, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Proven experience and skills in advanced financial reporting and high-level analysis
  • Proven ability to think critically and come up with creative solutions
  • Proven ability to work with a complex chart of accounts, preferably with experience in a non-profit setting
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and proficiency with Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office software.

For this role the Regional Finance Grants Specialist must:
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.

If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 2336 to submit your application. A resume is required.

PATH 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.

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