Accounting Assistant

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles, CA

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to unite the power of nature, people and technology to create a sustainable future for Los Angeles. TreePeople is among the largest independent environmental organizations in California. Sustained by a staff of 50 educators, foresters and administrators as well as thousands of trained “Citizen Foresters”, TreePeople has played, and will continue to play, a leading role in mobilizing Angelenos, private businesses and government agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change.

TreePeople’s passionate commitment to the environment and its unique implementation model, known as “Citizen Forestry”, engage and inspire Angelenos at both the grassroots and policy levels to take environmental action in their communities. Over the next ten years, TreePeople and its Citizen Foresters will spearhead the transformation of Los Angeles’ urban ecosystem by:

  • Mobilizing Angelenos into a community committed to adapting the City’s resources and infrastructure in response to severe climate change
  • Expanding forestry and education programs that inspire thousands of volunteers to improve the health and safety of Angelenos by planting and maintaining trees in wilderness areas, urban neighborhoods and school campuses
  • Transforming Los Angeles’ urban landscape into a living watershed to capture, clean, store and conserve rain and storm water in response to droughts and diminishing resources
  • Fostering collaborative partnerships that bring private businesses, non-profit resources and government agencies together to research, develop and implement system-wide solutions to environmental problems
  • In the coming years, TreePeople will inspire Angelenos to reimagine and reclaim Los Angeles’ future. TreePeople will empower Angelenos to come together to combat and adapt to climate change through individual action, technology, and collaborative partnerships in order to create a more holistic, integrated and sustainable Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit the TreePeople website at

Position: Accounting Assistant

Reporting to: TreePeople’s Controller

Job Responsibilities

Accounting Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:

  • Accounts Receivable – post and deposit all receivables
  • Accounts Payable – process all bill payments on a timely manner
  • Prepare Weekly Revenue and Cash Flow reports for the Chief Executive Officer and Controller
  • Detail review and maintenance of general ledger accounts including monitoring of fixed asset accounts in QuickBooks
  • Conduct proper reconciliation of various bank, investment and credit card accounts
  • Prepare Monthly and Year-End Financial Statements with back-up schedules for review by Chief Executive Officer and Controller
  • In coordination with the Controller prepare the Quarterly and Annual Budgets for the Board, Chief Executive Officer..
  • Audit preparation for independent auditors with financial statements and schedules. Work with the Controller, outside CPA, and auditors before, during, and after fieldwork to ensure an efficient audit process on an annual basis
  • Work with Human Resources in preparation for annual worker’s compensation audit
  • Prepare annual sales tax and distribution of 1099 forms for independent contractors
  • Create and maintain file system of financial documents as well as answer to staff questions and requests
  • Prepare and transmit bi-monthly payroll through ADP, the payroll processing firm.

Grants Accounting - Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries to track expenses in contracts and grants. (TRNA schedule )
  • Enter in QuickBooks project/program budgets for fundraising that can be tracked for reporting.
  • Reconciling Quickbooks class/funds for revenue/expense
  • Preparing for and overseeing any grant-related audits

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

*TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer

To apply

To apply send Cover letter, Resume and Letters of Recommendations to:

Jodi Toubes
Director of Human Resources & Administration
[email protected]