Senior Accountant

Since our founding in 1985, New Economics For Women (NEW) has maintained that economic stability and mobility is a fundamental human right. Standing in the way of that right is a complex system of barriers that keeps underserved families, particularly women and children, in a cycle of generational poverty. Over the last 35+ years, NEW has addressed this complex system of barriers, and continues to deliver on its mission to spark economic mobility through wealth creation programs, services, housing, education, entrepreneurship and advocacy for economic justice. As of 2021, NEW has evolved to annually serve nearly 17,000 people and has developed over 1,600 units of affordable housing across 15 housing developments, built and rehabilitated 110 affordable single-family homes, built more than 200,000 square feet of community, public school and health clinic space, and created two high-performing charter elementary schools. We are invested and proud of our model and position to drive forward innovative solutions that help families experience economic mobility. Join our team of champions for economic justice!

Reports to:
Starting at $80,000- $95,000/ Annually
Employees to be supervised:
Work Hours:
Monday – Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant assists with financial planning and budgeting processes, analyzing financial statements and reports, developing financial models, preparing projections, and performing research and analysis as may be required by leadership. As accounting manager, you will also be responsible for maintaining accuracy and integrity of financial records and assisting with monthly closing processes. As an ambassador for the organization, this person is also responsible for actively supporting the overall mission and vision of NEW.

Candidate Profile:

Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess the following expertise, experience, and skills to successfully fulfill the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offers professional support, supervision, coaching and direction to the organization’s accounting team
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and humility and adaptability while handling high-pressure and difficult situations
  • Displays effective leadership, strong initiative and high motivation
  • Collaborates with NEW’s Leadership team on NEW’s Strategic Plan and other initiatives in support of the organization’s growth and impact
  • Builds, maintains and works cooperatively with multiple agencies and diverse partners
  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and taxes.
  • Help with quarterly and year-end financial audit activities and A-133 audit requirements.
  • Assess current practices and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Supervise and/or manage general ledger accounting functions.
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.
  • Work with external auditors to ensure correct and timely closing and reporting at year-end.
  • Preparing and recording financial transactions and journal entries
  • Preparing and reviewing reconciliations.
  • Supporting the accounting department with all aspects of the general ledger.
  • Preparing and consolidating financial statements and reports.
  • Assist in processing and recording accounts payable, and analysis of financial impact.
  • Assist in processing and recording accounts receivable, and analysis of financial impact.
  • Assist in processing and recording payroll, and analysis of financial impact.
  • Assisting with the development and evaluation of budgets and preparing budgets to actual reports.
  • Supporting the formulation and implementation of control systems within the organization.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with company and regulatory standards.
  • Following changes in regulations and compiling reports regarding compliance issues, standards, and accounting practices.
  • Assist with other initiatives as requested by the supervisor.
  • Ability to present financial information to a non-financial audience.
  • Working knowledge of financial strategies.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Detail-oriented and able to perform in a high-pressure environment.
  •  Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent financial and quantitative skills.
  • Communicates effectively and has strong presentation skills.
  • Collaborates well with colleagues using adept social skills.
  • Works independently using project management skills.
  • Builds strong working relationships and has exceptional leadership skills.
  • Learns quickly and has strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Qualifications and Experience

Must have at least 4 years of General Ledger and financial planning experience.


  • A bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, accounting, or a related major or equivalent professional experience is required.
  • Certified public accountants (CPA) or certified financial analysts (CFA) are preferred. 3. Sage Intacct experience preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Must have access to reliable transportation provide proof of current California driver’s license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance
  • Fingerprinting and TB Clearance
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekend

New Economics for Women (NEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information you may contact NEW Human Resources:

303 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-2060 Ext-311  | [email protected]

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Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

or by visiting us at:

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center at:

(323) 568-1520

1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact NEW Women’s Business Center at:

(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405