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Accounts Payable Clerk
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

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Accounts Payable Clerk

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

Job Summary

Wage
$23-25 per hour
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 15 hours ago
Job Role
Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounting Associate
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

Company: Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

Job Title: Accounts Payable Clerk

Location: Concord

Classification: Permanent Full Time

Reports to: Accounting Manager

Hourly Pay: $23-$25 plus comprehensive benefits DOE

Agency Overview:

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California is a non-profit 501(c) 3 agency providing services in supportive housing and money management, with program offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton and Concord.

Position Description:

Responsible for Account Payable functions including processing invoices, check requests, and check runs using ABILA software, as well as processing expense reports and procurement card expenditures. After 2-3 months, position will include some payroll responsibilities. Requires strong communication and problem solving skills. Must be able to work independently.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable and legal accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Minimum two years of experience with Accounts Payable tasks required. Payroll experience a plus. Nonprofit or government fund accounting a plus.
  • BS degree in Accounting or related field. Directly relevant experience in lieu of education will be considered.
  • Computer experience with PC compatible machines, software including MS Word, Outlook and MS Office preferred. Moderate knowledge of MS Excel is required. 10-key by touch.
  • Non-profit/Govt. Fund accounting software experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate excellent professional, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate maturity in handling HIPAA and other sensitive information.
  • Ability to work as a team member with a strong commitment to collaborative work.
  • Strong attention to detail & accuracy.

Core Competencies:

  • Maintain a strength-based perspective.
  • Provide diverse services to diverse people.
  • Treat others with respect and courtesy, striving for open and honest working relationships.
  • Maintain high ethical standards when dealing with others.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and common sense.

Duties:

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.

  • Ensure timely and accurate payment of all check requests and invoices
  • Review and reconcile expense reports and procurement card expenditures and enter expense data into accounting software.
  • Review procurement cards against bank records and correct errors as needed.
  • Processes all check requests, invoices and vendor credits in accordance with company policies and internal controls.
  • Prepare authorized checks for mailing or distribution.
  • Review coding on all check requests and invoices; resolve coding issues with appropriate Office Manager/Program Manager in a timely manner, usually within a few days.
  • Work with vendors, property managers, etc. in resolving problems.
  • Provide daily A/P reports to Accounting Manager or Controller/CFAO.
  • Maintain vendor relationships in accordance with payment terms.
  • Recommend and help implement ongoing process improvements.
  • Able to multi-task, and to perform sensitive transactions and internal control requirements.
  • Demonstrate understanding of accounting principles, including debits/credits, standard account reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Contribute to team projects as requested; attend team meetings and participate fully.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Business Overview

Our Story

Mission and Vision

LSS of Northern California promotes stability and honor the dignity of those we serve by providing supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency. We envision communities that have hope, stability, and a path to self-sufficiency.

History

The roots of LSS were planted in 1883 in San Francisco when a group of West Coast Lutherans gathered to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth. In the first organized expression of Lutheran social ministry for West Coast Lutherans, money was collected for the care of orphans.

By 1925, an institutional chaplaincy program was established and began serving the elderly in residential care facilities. In 1945, the Lutheran Welfare Council of Northern California was formed to act as a social service agency supported by Lutheran churches of the area. It offered a range of programs and advocacy calling for social reform to help the needy. In 1967, the Lutheran Child and Family Service and the Lutheran Welfare Service merged to become Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS).

In the years that followed, LSS secured contracts for home management training, transitional housing, child abuse prevention, and substance abuse prevention. LSS responded to the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s by creating the city’s first financial management and representative payee services. This program continues to serve more than 2,000 people with special needs. LSS was one of the first faith-based agencies in San Francisco to respond to the AIDS crisis.

In 1996, money management programs became a major focus and a foundation for other support services for vulnerable individuals and families, such as case management and supportive housing. In 1998, we began providing case management services in permanent supportive housing sites. Every year, LSS helps thousands of individuals with acute needs, including the elderly, young families, people with mental illness or disabilities, the chronically homeless, victims of domestic violence, individuals fighting addictions, people living with HIV/AIDS and young people who are struggling to transition from the foster care system to independence.

LSS works to address the underlying causes of homelessness, which may include mental illness, disability, chronic disease, unemployment, poverty, addiction, placement in the foster care system or surviving a disaster. We provide case management and support services in five permanent supportive housing sites in San Francisco, as well as to individuals in additional supportive housing sites in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.

LSS is part of a network of 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations, making it one of the largest non-profit healthcare and social services systems in the United States. These organization touch the lives one in every 40 people in the nation and have a combined annual operating budgets in excess of $3.5 billion.

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