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Staff Accountant

Company: Community Legal Aid
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia is a non-profit public interest agency providing free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Philadelphia area, CLS is both locally and nationally renowned as a premier legal services provider dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all low-income individuals and communities. CLS has ten legal units covering a wide range of civil legal services. In addition, CLS has a robust Administration staff covering departments such as Finance, Development, Human Resources/Operations and IT.CLS is seeking a Staff Accountant to join the CLS Finance Department. This a full-time position. The Staff Accountant will join a diverse and enthusiastic team of fiscal administration professionals whose job it is to ensure that CLS's budget and fiscal processes are sound and meet all necessary and widely accepted accounting standards. The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Director of Finance and work on a team with other fiscal professionals, as well as have periodic interaction with the Operations/HR team in overlapping areas of work. The position's responsibilities are detailed below.Essential Responsibilities:* Perform various types of payment request reviews and post expense transactions to general ledger (GL) accurately and within the payment schedule* Process cash disbursements via check issuance, domestic EFT/ACH transfers, and perform related follow-ups and confirmations.* Perform routine GL account reconciliations as part of monthly closing procedures for all assigned programs and projects* Reconcile and process monthly credit card statements and payments* Respond to project and vendor inquiries related to expenses and disbursements* Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate and necessary by the Finance DirectorAdditional Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:* Manage 1099 reporting and vendor records* Assist in preparation of schedules to support financial audits* Assist with preparation of Form 990 and other tax/regulatory returns and related tax reconciliation schedules* Assist the team with general ledger reconciliations and special projects as needed* Act as backup to other staff on the Finance team Required Skills and Experience:* A degree in Accounting, or related fields* Three or more years of relevant professional experience maintaining books with non-profit organizations* Intermediate proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)* Intermediate proficiency with accounting software (SAGE- Fund EZ)* Experience with full-cycle GL and AP accounting processes* Must have a strong work ethic, be well-organized and a self-starter* Strong problem-solving skills, documentation skills, data analysis, research and resolution skills* Excellent verbal and written communication* Ability to work independently and within teams in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness* Ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously * Ability to perform mathematical computations such as percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division quickly and accurately* Strong entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness that spurs innovation and problem solving* Emotional maturity and strong professional acumenOther Highly Preferred Skills and Experience:* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or related fields* Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management and/or business* Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP* Experience or familiarity with Concur Solutions and Adobe Pro* Experience managing federal grants/contracts* Experience with lobbying rules and regulations* Advanced Excel skillsCLS staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When staff return to in-office work, the staff accountant will be based at CLS's 1424 Chestnut Street office locationTo Apply: CLS will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. However, priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by January11, 2021. First round interviews will take place the week of December 7, 2020. You can submit your application on CLS's website online at: OR submit your application below by clicking "Apply Now"All interviews for this position will also be done virtually. What to Include in your application: Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references preferably from current or former supervisors/managers. Community Legal Services values a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees feel a sense of belonging and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. CLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.Salary will be commensurate with experience but minimum starting salary will be $48,000 annually. CLS takes pride in offering a very generous and competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid medical, life and short/long term disability benefits, dental benefits with employee contribution, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match and generous PTO.Community Legal Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. CLS, Inc. does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, CLS complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Powered by JazzHRor7vSlyEai

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