Accounts Payable Supervisor

Skid Row Housing Trust (the “Trust”) is a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation that produces, preserves, and operates supportive housing in and around downtown Los Angeles. The Trust serves the poorest and most vulnerable people in Los Angeles, including homeless individuals and those who may become homeless. Our VISION is that all residents of downtown Los Angeles have a home that is affordable and safe.

The Trust develops, manages and operates affordable homes for the homeless in the Los Angeles area. The Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates 26 properties and is developing two properties that will be in operation in the next two years. Most of the properties receive subsidies under the Section 8 program through the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.


Working under the direction of the Director of Finance and Accounting the Accounts Payable Supervisor is responsible for the oversight and direction of the daily accounts payable functions to insure all invoices for the Skid Row Housing Trust and its related entities are processed and paid timely and accurately, according to the Trust’s accounting policies and internal controls. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Oversee all accounts payable functions;
  • Effectively communicate with invoice approvers, check signers and vendors;
  • Assist Director of Finance in establishing and monitoring policies and procedures related to the accounts payable function;
  • Assist in the allocating of costs amongst the Trust and its related entities;
  • Maintain vendor relationships;
  • Assist in resolving billing discrepancies;
  • Assist in the monitoring of cash balances;
  • Oversee processing of 1099s at year end; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Accounting.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Accounts Payable Supervisor will supervise staff accounts and A/P specialists and assist in their training and development.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Individual must be a self-starter, be able to take initiative, and make good decisions under pressure. Individual must be able to work well with employees and colleagues at all levels.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or degree in accounting, finance or business preferred;
  • Prior accounts payable and cash management experience; and
  • Staff supervision.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write clear reports and other types of business correspondence;
  • Ability to comprehend and effectively manage daily assignments;
  • A proven ability to interact well with all levels in an organization and to work as a productive team member; and
  • Able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to analyze and monitor financial statements and budgets and other reports; and
  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts as applied to accounting such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

Reasoning and Critical Thinking Skills

  • Ability to apply logical thinking to effectively manage and solve problems, research and recommend resolution of unusual issues; and
  • Effectively handle situations with complex variables where only limited information exists.

Computer Skills

  • Computer literacy to include moderate to high typing skills, ability to work with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software, as needed; and
  • High level of competence with Excel and Yardi software.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism from the Director of Finance and Accounting and other management staff;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Flexible and adaptable to work plan changes and organizational changes;
  • Ability to prioritize a heavy workload and handle simultaneous tasks, be organized and self-motivated, paying close attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner as a member of a team, demonstrating at all times cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors and relating professionally and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and co-workers;
  • Relate professionally and maintain positive relationships with owners, regulatory agencies, the community, other professionals, vendors, residents and co-workers;
  • Maintain a professional personal appearance at all times; and
  • Ability to perform simple and repetitive tasks as well as complex and variable tasks.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Proof of ability to work in the United States.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include, two weeks annual vacation accrual, 10 paid holidays, 10 sick days accrual; company-paid health, dental and vision insurance; STD, LTD, and life insurance. Voluntary benefits include: additional life insurance, critical and accidental insurance, discounted Metro TAP card, and eligibility to participate in 403(b) plan.

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Skid Row Housing Trust is an equal-opportunity employer.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.