With minimum supervision, perform complex accounting duties which require ability to exercise independent judgment and follow detailed instructions. About the Organization Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD), the largest poverty law firm serving San Diego County since 1953, strengthens our communities by redressing our clients’ legal problems, empowering our clients to access and effectively participate within the legal, governmental, and social systems and encouraging self-empowerment in the fight against poverty and injustice. LASSD continues to be a proud, committed, and compassionate group of people dedicated to providing equal access to justice for San Diegans through aggressive, quality legal services. #justicebeginshere
•Responsible for monthly closing of General Ledger.
•Responsible for all journals and related journal entries.
•Prepare monthly payroll allocation and journal entries.
•Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of financial schedules related to balance sheet, revenue, andexpense accounts.
•Prepares financial reports for internal use.
•Prepares all reimbursement requests and other necessary contractual fiscal reporting requirements.
•Creates/maintains computer programs of amortization schedules.
•Conducts inventories in conjunction with Accounts Payable Specialist and reconciles inventory to financial records.
•Maintains property exemption status.
•Reconciles agency bank accounts and is responsible for the maintenance of Main Office petty cash.
•Assists in audit preparation and research projects as assigned by Chief Fiscal Officer.
•Understands and uses agency cost allocation system and keeps informed about all corporate and funding sourceregulations.
•Makes recommendations to the Chief Fiscal Officer concerning procedural changes.
•Maintains office in such a way as to safeguard confidentiality of documents yet allows authorized staff to quicklylocate materials.
•Performs other accounting functions during absence of other staff and for special projects.
•Refers problems and questions regarding accounting policy or procedural matters to Chief Fiscal Officer.
•Must be willing to travel, covered by liability insurance, to provide courier service, as needed.
•Day to day supervision of accounting staff to see that employees are fully engaged in their assigned tasks andcompleting work on time and to the extent of their capacity.
•Compliance with all program and grant requirements
•B.A. degree or M.A. in Accounting from an accredited university.
•Minimum three (3) years of experience in general accounting, preferably in a community based, non-profit, multi-funded organization or large corporation.
•Extended working knowledge of Excel and demonstrated ability to learn other software programs as needed.
• Ability to organize and understand multi-funded accounting, including billing from time records, and application of varying requirements and standards required by different funders.
• Ability to prepare and analyze financial reports and create budget projections.
• Well organized and have ability to work cooperatively with other staff.
• Supervisory experience, with some knowledge of payroll, accounts payable and other aspects of a typical non-profit accounting department.
• Proven ability to devote full attention and efforts to the department’s business.
• Must have reliable transportation.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people.
• Ability to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Worked with Paylocity
Salary and Benefits:
The JR Accountant annual salary range is $58,240 to $69,160 DOE. LASSD offers a generous benefits package, a 35-hour workweek, paid vacation leave and sick leave and 100% employer-paid medical premium, 50% employer-paid premium for dependents under LASSD health plan, as well as, dental, vision and life benefits. Staff also have the option to participate in a 403(b)-retirement plan and dependent and health flex savings accounts (FSA).
LASSD is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.
Hybrid Work Environment:
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (“LASSD”) has adopted a hybrid work environment in which most staff are required to work in the office part of the week and permitted to work remotely for the remainder of the week, provided their job duties allow. All employees are issued LASSD computers and provided appropriate supplies to perform their work. LASSD has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make our hybrid working environment as efficient and connected as possible. All employees must be available to travel to LASSD offices and service locations throughout San Diego County as needed and in compliance with public health advisories. Applicants must reside in or near San Diego County or plan to relocate in or near the County prior to their start date and must be able to commute to the physical Legal Aid Society of San Diego office locations or service delivery locations within San Diego County. LASSD’s normal business hours are 9am-5pm, but we are open to providing flexible work schedules to the extent feasible for the position. LASSD reserves the right to change these policies at any time.
Mandatory Vaccination Policy:
LASSD has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. We will consider individual requests for exemption from the policy for: (1) medical reasons, and/or (2) based on an applicant or employees sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any applicant or employee requesting an exemption should submit a completed exemption request form to Human Resources. Upon receipt of a completed exemption request form and any supporting documentation, LASSD will engage in an interactive discussion with the applicant or employee to determine whether an exemption is appropriate and can be granted without posing an undue hardship to LASSD or a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual making the request or others at LASSD. Any individual granted an exemption from the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be subject to conditions and restrictions (such as being required to use additional personal protective equipment or submit to LASSD-provided COVID-19 testing) to mitigate the risk to the individual and others at LASSD. LASSD will require employees to be up to date on their vaccinations which will include at least one booster.
Diversity and Inclusion:
It is vitally important to LASSD that we represent the community that we serve. LASSD is a signatory to the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge. We pledge to promote diversity and inclusion through hiring and retention, promotion and leadership, engagement of outside counsel, and participation in legal community diversity initiatives. We strongly encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.