Light Of Life Rescue Mission
  • 01-Sep-2020 to 31-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Since 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission has been a safe refuge for homeless and hurting people in the Pittsburgh area. The organization is currently seeking an experienced professional to support the Controller and accounting department by leading improvement initiatives, resolving cross-departmental accounting issues, and managing various accounting and financial aspects of the organization. The Senior Accountant will ensure adherence to GAAP and ECFA standards and the organization's internal control policies and procedures. Light of Life Ministries, Inc. has an operating budget of $7.9 million, 90 dedicated employees, a skilled Board of Directors, and is in the midst of an exciting capital campaign.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with all accounting processes, including the annual audit and budget, following internal controls and fiscal law
  • Performing all reporting and compliance for the New Market Tax Credit
  • Providing monthly financial information to managers with narrative to better help them manage budgets
  • Initiating improvements in overall accounting communications, reporting, and procedures
  • Working as an integral member of the Administration team

Due to the interface with the clients, all jobs at Light of Life require employees to:

  • Walk alongside clients as a disciple of Christ and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them through actions and words.
  • Establish mutual trust and create a safe, authentic environment so that the clients continue to mature in Christ.
  • Serve the clients in a Christ-like manner and practice a self-evaluative lifestyle.
  • Resolve all issues in ways that promote the principles of Light of Life while following the processes described in the LOL staff manual.
  • Exhibit love for Jesus Christ, the staff, and the clients.
  • Study the Christian Bible and apply the knowledge received/revealed to job duties and clients' specific issues.
  • Help the clients make choices that are justifiably in their eternal best interest.
  • Practice Christ Like stewardship of all resources.
  • Model personal responsibility, accountability, timely reporting and a self-evaluative lifestyle.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting required; CPA preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years of related financial experience with an increasing amount of responsibility
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge knowledge preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 helpful
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with external auditors, internal controls, and compliance-related issues.


Light of Life Ministries Inc offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision and other valuable benefits, which begin the first of the month following employment. Light of Life also offers a retirement plan with match program after 6 months of employment.


All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter with their resume.

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