Finance & Accounting Manager Position

Posted March 1, 2019 – Open until filled

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non-profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons, seeks a Financial Administrator. The Advocacy Center provides aggressive advocacy on behalf of low-income persons in many areas of law and in all forums.

Qualifications:College degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business or equivalent experience required; Experience working as in nonprofit environment with multiple funding sources; extensive experience with accounting software and fund accounting required; high-level Excel skills; self-motivated and dependable; demonstrated commitment to working with low income people; strong organization and communication skills. The Finance & Accounting Manager must be able to work independently and collaboratively with managerial, development, attorney and other program staff. Certified Public Accountant status is desirable, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:The Financial & Accounting Manager reports to the CFO, manages relationships with various contractors and performs or delegates and manages these functions:

1. Manage Finance and Accounting Systems: Prepare and manage all accounting entries, perform duties consistent with current accounting manual, board policies, grant, audit and other accounting requirements, and oversee performance of accounting functions.

  • Bank Accounts/Investment Accounts: Maintain banking relationships, keep line of credit up-to-date and reconcile all bank and investment accounts.
  • Payroll: Prepare payroll and compile tax reports as needed. • Deposits: Code all deposits and ensure payments from funding and other sources are received and the amounts are accurate.
  • Disbursements: Review disbursement requests for accuracy, code track and process all payments.
  • Revenue and Expense Allocations Cost Allocations: Develop formulas to allocate revenues and expenses to programs to prepare grant applications, budgets, and final grant reports in coordination with the CFO.
  • Audit: Ensure GAAP compliance of all financial records. Organize, track and provide all requested information for outside auditors for the annual audit. • Form 990: Compile information needed for Form 990.
  • Monthly Statements: Prepare monthly financial statements including Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and prepares Actual vs. Budget, Cash Flow and other statements as needed.
  • Fiscal Stewardship: Bring to the attention of the Executive Director, CFO, Finance Committee and Board of Directors issues concerning the organization’s financial situation.
  • Client Trust Account: Manage trust account consistent with State Bar rules.

2. Budget and Fiscal Planning: Prepare the annual financial budget with in coordination with the CFO, Executive Director and Finance Committee; prepare capital expenditure budgets as needed; calculate the reserve position; and make financial projections.

3. Board of Directors: Prepare financial reports for the CFO, Executive Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors as needed.

4. Grants Administration: Assist CFO and Development Director with grant applications and other funding requests.

  • Prepare grant billings for billable grants.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports to funding sources.

Compensation: Compensation depending on experience, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send detailed cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to receive consideration for position to: Susan Azor, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204. Email is preferred.

Equal opportunity employer. Women, veterans, members of minority groups and disabled persons are encouraged to apply