Senior Accountant II

Transfer | Location: Westchester/ Venice (LAX-Hyperion)

contact information

Sara Kelly

job description

LAWA is seeking to fill one Senior Accountant II position within its Accounting Operations Division. The position supervises seven Accounting Clerks and one Administrative Clerk with overarching responsibility to distribute workload and oversee the review and payment processing of invoices. Answer questions and provide solutions on how to process complicated invoices. Evaluate the Accounting Clerks' work performances in a timely manner and utilize the evaluation process to improve productivity and quality of work.

Responsible for Invoice Processing in the Accounting Operations Division, audit of invoices and ensure that they are in accordance with existing LAWA and City guidelines, apply final approval of invoices with amounts over $5,000 to $50,000 and if needed up to $100,000.

Monitors and resolves problems that have various exception issues.

Coordinates with various department and divisions. Provides information related to financial transactions.

Interprets, verifies contracts, board resolutions, policies and procedures established by the City Controller and LAWA relating to payment processing requirements.

Maintain good relations between divisions and vendors with a focus on providing excellent customer service.

Prepares periodic accrual and adjustment journal voucher for SAP/FMS, reviews and approves internal exchange transactions (IETs) for inter-dept transfers in FMS.

Knowledge and experience in SAP and/or other ERP systems is a plus.

Conducts periodic staff meeting and ensure the efficiency of the daily operations of Accounts Payable Section.

Other related duties subject to change and updates by Management.

LAWA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and offers free parking as well as Commuter/Rideshare Incentive Programs for all its employees.  9/80 schedule available.

How to apply

Interested candidate should submit a signed completed City of Los Angeles application and resume for review via email to, attention Sara Kelly.