Senior Finance Associate

Posted by
Community Partners
Los Angeles, CA
Published 12 days ago

The Organization

Community Partners offers expert guidance, essential services, and a strong dose of passion to help foster, launch, and grow creative solutions to community challenges. For 25 years, hundreds of individuals, groups, foundations and other institutions have worked with Community Partners to create new nonprofit projects, establish coalitions, and manage major philanthropic initiatives to benefit the region.

Across all program areas, Community Partners works toward our organizational vision: A vibrant society in which individuals and institutions use knowledge, resources, and relationships to build equitable, democratic and thriving communities.

Our work includes:

Fiscal Sponsorship

We provide the structure, finance and administrative services, expert counsel and connections that help nonprofit leaders succeed.

Intermediary Services

We help foundations, corporations, government agencies and other institutions achieve greater impact.

Knowledge Sharing

We offer workshops, reports, speaking engagements and a range of publications to help strengthen the field.

Community Partners today works with upwards of 180 fiscally-sponsored projects and 15 initiatives and manages roughly $50 million in revenues annually. Our work spans the fields of civic engagement, arts and culture, education, social justice, health, public policy, social services and youth. To learn more, please visit us at


Community Partners seeks a full-time Senior Finance Associate. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this position supports the finance team in accounting for core and project operations and other related activities as assigned.


  • Perform financial analysis and interpret financial data to assess project financial health, diagnose problems, identify concerns, and understand projects’ underlying business model. Communicate analyses to project leaders and assist them in understanding their projects’ financial situation.
  • Prepare and interpret cash flow analysis, proformas, and other analytics to help project leaders make data-driven decisions to better manage their projects
  • Work with finance team and project leaders to ensure project finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which include preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring funder code/subaccount activity
  • Prepare cash flow analysis related to new hires and change of status to ensure project’s fiscal viability and share analysis with project leader. Advise and consent to project personnel changes.
  • Educate project leaders and their staff in the principal theory of accounting and managerial finance as it relates to their project’s financial statements
  • Work with projects to review and/or develop grant and operational budgets as needed
  • Address project questions relating to internal policies and procedures or other matters related to finance and accounting
  • Assess risk of project activities and help ensure proper nonprofit compliance with laws, policies, and best practices for financial management
  • Assist with review of project financial performance (project status) to evaluate the financial health of projects and assess financial warning signs
  • As needed, assist with reviewing new project proposals. Assess potential projects’ fit with Community Partners’ mission
  • Provide financial analysis as needed to support work of Grants, HR, Program, and Contracts teams
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in accounting or related field.
  • Experience in the nonprofit or government sector a plus.
  • Accounting software knowledge required (experience with AccuFund a plus)
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as an acute ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Excellent client service and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, as well as with vendors and others.
  • High level of experience with Word and Excel required.


Salary $65,000-$70,000 D.O.E

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

The Organization

Community Partners offers expert guidance, essential services, and a strong dose of passion to help foster, launch, and grow creative solutions to community challenges. For 25 years, hundreds of individuals, groups…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


USD 65,000 - USD 70,000


1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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