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 susana@charlottelegaladvocacy.org 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