Sep 24, 2014
New York, NY
Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Accountant to join the Administration and Finance Department. Pending budgetary approval in October 2014. The Senior Accountant reports to and works closely with the Director of Accounting and is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks. Lambda Legal is a national, nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.
Senior Accountant Lambda Legal
Responsibilities The Senior Accountant (SA) is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and analysis, report preparation and compliance duties.
The Senior Accountant obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the organization and its’ general ledger/chart of accounts structure. The SA prepares journal entries for revenue, expense, asset and liability accounts by identifying, compiling, and analyzing relevant information.
S/he analyzes and reconciles balance sheet and income statement accounts and resolves any discrepancies. They will prepare a variety of recurring and ad hoc financial reports to internal management and will participate in the organization’s annual financial statement audit by preparing schedules and analyses of general ledger accounts and will respond to auditor’s requests for information. The Senior Accountant will assist with compliance efforts by preparing various state regulatory reports and applications and maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices. The SA will protect the organization by maintaining confidentiality of all sensitive information.
The SA will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Lambda Legal’s Accounts Payable process and serve as back-up for this function as needed. S/he will also assist with other accounting & administrative projects as requested.
The Senior Accountant will maintain knowledge of GAAP by participating in educational opportunities and/or professional organizations and reading professional publications. Other duties may be assigned.
There are currently no Supervisory duties associated with this position
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree with either a major in Accounting or a major in Business with an Accounting concentration, and have at least three years of experience in a staff-level accounting position. The Senior Accountant must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, as well as at least one automated accounting system. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, along with interpersonal and customer service skills. The ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines is required. Also, excellent problem-solving skills and judgment are necessary, as well as a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
Salary Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale. Excellent employer-paid benefits package is provided including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.
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