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Posted by: Finance Unit - 4/13/2022
Job Expires: 7/13/2022
Accounting Manager, Finance Unit



Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.



New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers experiencing poverty or in crisis combat economic, racial, and social injustice. We address emerging and urgent needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving clients, whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality.


Job description:


The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) seeks a full-time Accounting Manager. This positon will work under direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).




In addition to responding to new tasks and responsibilities as they arise, an Accounting Manager may also;


  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for closings
  • Writes up and reviews journal entries.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation for all transactions recorded in the General Ledger.
  • Prepare fiscal year-end closing entries in preparation for audits
  • Is in charge of audits.
  • Assists in budgeting, both organization wide budget and individual grant budgets.
  • Is Responsible for General Ledger –maintains chart of accounts, reviews accounts, and trouble shoots and resolves system integrity issues.
  • Consistently analyzes financial data and presents financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Manages and tracks the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
  • Is responsible for recording fixed asset purchases, and is responsible for recording and tracking fixed asset s.
  • Is responsible for maintaining excel spreadsheets in support of accounting data base entries and balances.
  • Experienced in allocating expenses to grants and contracts
  • Prepares 990.
  • Prepares survey reports to outside agencies.
  • Helps Chief Financial Officer establish and improve existing policies and procedures.
  • Works on special projects as needed.




  • Passion for NYLAG’s mission to provide low-income New Yorkers with access to the justice system.
  • Minimum five years’ of non-profit experience.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to meet tight deadlines, both prescribed and self-imposed.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and maintaining collaborative, team relationships in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and accounting for investments.
  • Solid experience in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • Technology savvy, expertise in Excel
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • Ability to analyze budgets and account balances, define problems, collect data and draw factual conclusions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data.
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance manager.



NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.


Employment type:




Professional Level:
Entry Level


Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. 


Benefits: Excellent benefits.

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