Senior Accountant



Harbor Regional Center (HRC) provides innovative and person-centered services, support, and information that empowers people with developmental disabilities and their circles of support to live their best lives in their culturally diverse communities.  HRC serves approximately 18,000 people with developmental disabilities, and their families, who reside in the South Bay, Harbor, Long Beach and southeast areas of Los Angeles County. HRC provides a continuum of support services including diagnosis and assessment, early intervention and prevention, individualized planning and service coordination, community living options, employment and vocational programs, as well as training and education opportunities for people served and their families. HRC is a private nonprofit corporation funded through a contract with the State of California Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

Under the direction of the Controller, the Senior Accountant is mainly responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payroll and accounts payable.  This role also requires frequent interaction with various levels of personnel in Accounting and Human Resources and other departments of the organization.

Essential Duties


Process bi-weekly payroll.

Accurately enter employees and payroll data.

Act as point of contact for accounting department in reference to payroll, paid time off (PTO) accruals, wage deductions, fringe benefits, and other pay related issues.

Supervise voluntary deductions as well as garnishments, pay levies, and other court ordered payments in a timely manner, including reporting to necessary authorities.

Develop systems and protocols to direct the collection, calculation, and entering of pay data.

Work with Human Resources to ensure compliance and accuracy.

Calculate pay rate differentials, retroactive pay adjustments, and other applicable special pay calculations.

Calculate and process manual payroll checks as needed.

Complete pay transactions:  Leave of Absence, transfers, job status changes, and terminations.

Calculate PTO accrual adjustments.

Develop and distribute custom payroll reports.

Accounts Payable

Review and process all operations invoices and expense reports.

Match the purchase orders and inventory receipts and obtain all necessary approvals.

Analyze invoices and expense reports to determine proper coding to the appropriate GL accounts.

Maintain vendor records.

Respond to vendor inquiries in a professional and timely manner.

Record credit card transactions.


Maintain effective working relationships with other departments.

Assist with annual independent audits and bi-annual compliance audits related to pay records and vendor payments.

Education and work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in accounting or related field.
  • Nonprofit experience a plus.

Position Requirements

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Previous experience with Paylocity is a plus.
  • Knowledge of AS 400 is a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Attention to details, tact, discretion, and good judgement.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.

Environment/Physical Activity

  • Will spend time sitting, utilizing the computer.
  • Will spend limited time standing/walking throughout the facilities.
  • May lift up to 15 lbs. periodically.  If more, the incumbent must request assistance.
  • May stoop or stretch to access file cabinets, shelves.

Other Requirement:

Upon job offer acceptance, candidates will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster if eligible. A reasonable accommodation may be requested for an exemption from the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.

Starting Salary Range: $57,242- $63,710

Equal Opportunity Employer

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