Accounting Specialist

Open position

Full time, non-exempt position
Dependent upon experience

Health (partial payment), dental, and vision
Generous Vacation and Holiday Allowances

Metro Headquarters


Peace Over Violence is a non-profit organization committed to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual domestic and interpersonal violence. The organization maintains a $4 million annual budget and requires assistance of a full-time, experienced, organized, detail-oriented accounting specialist in basic tasks including: recording journal entries, updating ledgers, tracking receivables/payables and maintaining schedules, grant invoicing, assist with agency payroll and provide budget analysis. Under the direct supervision of POV’s Controller, the Accounting Specialist will also analyze information, maintain and complete accurate financial records and provide prompt, courteous responses to inquiries from vendors, funders and POV employees. The Accounting Specialist will provide efficient, reliable support to the fiscal department team members and other departments within the organization.    


  • Record basic transactions in the journals and subsidiary journals and post entries to the ledger accounts with minimum supervision

  • Maintain balance sheet accounts’ schedules

  • Reconcile bank statements

  • Maintain subsidiary spreadsheets

  • Submit grant invoices to funders

  • Perform all duties related to Accounts Receivable: Processing of cash receipts including verifying coding, depositing, data entry, performing credit card reconciliations, and handling, wires, and ACH

  • Perform all duties related to Accounts Payable: Examine invoices and staff reimbursements for accuracy, completeness and proper backup; ensure vendor invoices are paid on time; communicate with vendors and staff in a professional manner

  • Assist in the preparation of POV annual budget and grant proposal budgets

  • Participate in the month-end closing of the books

    • Work with Controller and HR to gather data for biweekly payroll, and transmit to payroll service provider

    • Enter monthly payroll in the allocation worksheet and record in the accounting system

  • Prepare monthly variance reports for assigned grants

  • Responsible of annual 1099s reporting

  • Work with fundraising colleagues to conduct monthly revenue reconciliations between accounting and fundraising systems

  • Back up other staff, and assume other duties as required

  • Be ready to assume a workload that frequently necessitates an adjustment of priorities


  • One-three years of accounting experience in non-profit sector

  • Organized and efficient

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to use Excel, QuickBooks, Adobe Acrobat

  • Understanding of sexual and domestic violence issues and their impacts 

  • Able to work in a busy office

  • Independent, motivated self-starter who collaborates and communicates well with colleagues and across internal teams

  • Degree in accounting a plus


Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Peace Over Violence
Attn: Vincent Gomis
Peace Over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017


No phone calls, please

Peace Over Violence is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in employment and in the delivery of services. POV is committed to ensuring that the work environment is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Peace Over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disabilities, candidates who identify with the LGBTQ community and others.