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Lone Star Legal Aid Staff Accountant - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas

Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one full time regular Staff Accountant (job # HOU 015-2021) for its Houston Branch Office.

LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Monthly bank reconciliations

  • Monthly corporate credit card reconciliation and coding of expenses

  • Maintain monthly prepaid expense schedule and entries

  • Monthly review of balance sheet account

  • Monthly grant billings

  • Review coding of account payable invoices as needed

  • Assist with preparation of monthly financial statements

  • Assist with quarterly expense allocations as well as annual financial statement audit tasks

  • Ensure proper approvals

  • Ensure expense is allowable

  • Work specifically on cash flow

  • Ad hoc reports as needed from Chief Financial Officer or Director of Finance

  • Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary by management


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Accounting required.

  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Experience working in a non-profit and with Abila MIP is a strong plus.

  • 2+ years of full cycle general ledger experience

  • Proficiency and aptitude for applicable software (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc).

Minimum Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong work ethics with a defined sense of urgency, ownership, and accountability for job duties

  • Ability to multi-task and pay specific attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure and make decisions quickly

  • Strong Excel, written, and oral communication skills

  • Strong ability to work cooperatively with others and value the contributions others make

Location: Houston Branch Office.

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Finance


Medical Benefits

Paid Leave

Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.