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Junior Accountant

Position: Junior Accountant
Department: Administration
Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt
Compensation: $22hr–27/hr + benefits


Mission: Geffen Playhouse is a non-profit, professional theater dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Los Angeles through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain and inspire.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement: In recognition of the essential examination of systemic racism and injustices, we at the Geffen Playhouse commit to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices in order to be part of the solution. Our vision for the Geffen is that people of all races, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities, genders and backgrounds find it an easily accessible and highly relevant source of art that reflects the dynamic human experience and galvanizes a more equitable and vibrant community. In adopting this statement, we are amplifying our strategic and ongoing commitment to improving and increasing the cultural diversity, equity and inclusion of our audiences, staff, artists, board and programming.

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, visitors, and the public we serve. As such, Geffen is proud to have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) for all employees, including contracted third-party staff, and new hires. In accordance with our mission, we firmly believe that vaccinating all employees is essential for our community’s safety and health. Should you have any questions regarding this, please speak with your recruiting contact directly. The Company understands and respects that a limited number of candidates may have medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. As such, we are asking those candidates who wish to request an exemption from being required to be vaccinated, submit a request for their exemption through Human Resources once hired.

Position Summary

This position will provide accounts payable transactional support, process and pay Accounts Payable (AP) invoices in accordance with our policies and internal controls, scan/file, and assist with any accounts payable issues. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of four years of experience in accounts payable. Other job-related duties may be assigned, as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures financial transactions are recorded accurately in the financial system to ensure adherence to GAAP compliance with internal accounting procedures.
  • Processes and prepares approved AP invoices for payment in a timely manner.
  • Maintains the AP expense backup support documentation.
  • Prepares expense-related journal entries and uploads supporting documentation related to expense allocation transactions.
  • Processes of 1099s at year end.
  • Ensures accurate coding of invoice and expense-related activities.
  • Tracks and reconciles balance sheet liability accounts and maintains support documentation for audit review.
  • Enters vendor updates, records manual check payments.
  • Reviews and understands processes and procedures to ensure internal controls are maintained, and to protect the organization against fraud.
  • Assists the Senior Accountant in any other ad hoc duties, such as concession weekly entries, weekly cash deposit, monthly recording of company credit card expense.

Skills & Background

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • 4+ years processing high volume Accounts Payable in a medium sized company.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental accounts payable practices and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Highly organized and efficient with positive attitude.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in entering financial data.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Compensation & Benefits

COMPENSATION: Hourly rate range: $25– $27. A starting hourly rate higher than $25 is based on a level of experience and education that significantly exceeds the minimum requirements and is commensurate with the compensation scale (hourly rate range).

Health, Dental, Vision Insurance: Geffen Playhouse covers the costs of HMO for health, and PPO for Dental and Vision. The option to “buy up” to PPO coverage and / or to add spouses, domestic partners, and children to their health policy.

Life Insurance: Geffen Playhouse provides all regular full-time employees with a $25,000 life insurance policy, at no cost to the employee.

Section 125 Flexible Spending Plan: Geffen Playhouse offers its regular full-time employees the opportunity to purchase additional benefit programs to off-set medical and dependent-care related expenses.

Retirement Plan: Geffen Playhouse has established a retirement plan commonly known as a code section 401 (k) profit sharing plan which is currently available after one year of service.

Geffen Playhouse aims to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which we strongly encourage non-conforming and historically excluded individuals to apply for any and all available positions.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a resume with references in .pdf format at www.geffenplayhouse.org/apply. No phone calls, please.

The Geffen Playhouse, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Geffen Playhouse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Geffen Playhouse complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us via telephone at 310-208-6500 x148.

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