Accountant

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1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Street address: 
1735 Telegraph Ave
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94612
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid’s (BayLegal) mission is to provide high quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language, or disability. Since our founding in 2000 as a regional poverty law firm, Bay Area Legal Aid has earned a strong reputation for outstanding legal services and advocacy. We are the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, with regional offices serving the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, Bay Area Legal Aid ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. We help our clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. BayLegal’s 100+ staff members provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.

Position and Responsibilities: The newly created accounting position (accountant) is an excellent opportunity to join a team of highly motivated professionals dedicated to BayLegal's mission. The ideal candidate will have fund accounting experience preferably in MIP (Abila) non-profit accounting software applications. The accountant will perform complete accounting functions, including A/P processing, payroll, bank reconciliations, journal entries preparation, and general ledger accounting and analysis. Responsibilities will also include grants billing and providing support to the accounting manager. As directed, the accountant will prepare monthly billing for grants, prepare reports to funders, and maintain grants folders.

Requirements: 

About the Successful Candidate:
• Bachelor's degree in accounting with a minimum of five years of non-profit work experience
• Ability to work with complex excel worksheets
• Solid understanding of GAAP and fund accounting
• Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
• Strong organizational, language, and communication skills
• Experience in grants billing and use of MIP (Abila) software, preferred
• Experience with fund accounting, preferably in MIP (Abila) non-profit accounting software applications

To apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference Accountant in your application.

Notes: 
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on experience. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; paid vacation and sick time, and a 401k retirement plan.
Salary range: 
D.O.E.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, June 13, 2016