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Finance Analyst

Job Location

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens


Type of Job



$24.28 - $29.51

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Published Date

Apr 25, 2022

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The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is recruiting for a Finance Analyst to assist with the grants and contracts billing process and perform a variety of other accounting and financial analysis duties.

Applications for this position are accepted online at Please contact us at you need an accommodation in the recruitment process. Learn more about joining the MRCA team at

The position requires a highly motivated, organized individual who can handle an array of tasks,
has good judgment in decision making, and can work independently or as part of a team.


This position reports to the Accounting Supervisor. Assorted tasks may be supervised by the
Deputy Financial Officer. The position supervises no other staff, and generally works as part of
a team of 8-10 coworkers.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Review grants and contracts charges for compliance with grant agreements. Discuss and follow up with appropriate staff regarding necessary adjustments or approvals.
  • Prepare invoices to grantors in strict accordance with grant guidelines including the period of performance, the scope of work, and other eligibility restrictions.
  • Assist in month-end closing procedures such as cost allocations, prepaid expense amortization, and other recurring transactions.
  • Prepare accurate and timely recording of transactions in the general ledger. Resolve accounting issues and perform account analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of the agency’s annual budget, budget tracking, and revisions.
  • Prepare internal reports for management including a monthly report on grant and contract billing activities.
  • Develop and submit fiscal reports that may be required by contract or statute.
  • Assist in audit preparations and respond to auditors’ requests for information and financial reports.
  • Assist in the year-end closing activities including accruals, GL account reconciliations, and other year-end adjustments.
  • Assist in maintaining the agency’s capital assets schedules and recording newly acquired assets.
  • Maintain deferred revenue accounts and prepare revenue recognition journal entries on a regular basis.
  • Maintain grant files including grant agreements, budgets, board actions, contacts, billings, correspondence, and project progress reports.
  • Prepare a variety of journal entries including recording land acquisitions, reclassifications, and other adjustments for approval and posting.
  • Maintain positive relationships with coworkers, representatives of other government agencies, non-profit organizations, homeowner’s associations, and the public at large.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Verbal and writing skills must be at a sufficiently high level to explain complex financial matters.
  • Advanced knowledge and work experience of MS Excel spreadsheets and some work experience with ERP systems.
  • Ability to analyze information and situations accurately, make recommendations, and take effective action.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete varying tasks and projects timely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work.
  • The ideal Individual for this position must be self-motivated, self-directed, and proactive.


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 the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required remain in a stationary position, occasionally move about inside the office to access supplies and office machinery, frequently communicate and exchange information, review handwritten, electronic and facsimile documents, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery. The employee must occasionally move items weighing up to 20 pounds inside the office.

Required Hours and Location

Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week with some scheduling flexibility. Occasional overtime work in evenings or weekends upon prior approval by supervisor. The position will work out of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens but may be required to travel to various other locations. Offices at the River Center are spread among multiple buildings and floors.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience performing similar accounting duties.
  • Experience desired in: Governmental (Fund) Accounting systems and familiarity with Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements.


  • Excellent oral and written English language skills. Not required to be a native English speaker, but fluency in English will be required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.

This job announcement is not intended to, and does not, create an employment contract of any kind and does not create any express or implied contractual obligations. Employment at MRCA is at-will without exception. The employee and MRCA may terminate employment at any time with or without advance notice and with or without cause.

Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.

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