Accounting Manager

Locations: Lafayette

Department: Fiscal Services

Work Status: Full-Time


Come work with great people who do hard work to better the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals in our communities. Be a part of a non-profit law firm, with 100+ employees in seven offices across Louisiana, that seeks legal justice while understanding the value of work-life balance. Work independently and as part of a team to obtain positive results for clients with a focus on civil law matters that include: Family Law, Child in Need of Care, Disaster Recovery, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Successions, Housing, and Consumer Law positions that are available in Alexandria, Franklin, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Natchitoches, and Shreveport. Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, be comfortable interacting with low income clients, and be able to learn electronic case management system.


The Accounting Manager will work collaboratively with other staff to track grant funds, develop grant budgets, manage the accounting of grant revenues and expenses, and ensure the accuracy of financial and grant reporting.

General Responsibilities

Duties may include but are not limited to:

Takes significant responsibility for the overall financial management of grant funding by performing such tasks, in conjunction with other members of management, including but not limited to:

  • Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial accounting and reporting, labor distribution changes, reconciliations, re-budgeting, and grant closeout functions required
  • Assists CFO with grant-related financial accounting
  • Preparing and reviewing journal entries and supporting work papers, reconciling monthly statements, managing monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, and inputting monthly journal entries
  • Reviews and reconciles grant-funded employee time sheets on a bi-weekly basis to ensure compliance with approved grant budgets
  • Prepares monthly revenue and expense variance reports ensuring salary and other grant expenses are appropriately recorded
  • Meet with other managers to determine timing vs. permanent differences for grant-funded projects
  • Develops grant budgets in collaboration with other administrative and executive staff, to ensure accurate and compliant budgets are submitted for related funding applications and renewals
  • Prepares financial reports in accordance with grant contracts
  • Assists Project Manager with awardee grant progress reports and new grant applications
  • Assists CFO with preparing the Agency’s Financial Statements and audits, ensuring proper financial policies, procedures, reporting, and documentation to satisfy related grant guidance
  • Assists CFO with other various financial reporting compliance projects
  • Maintains familiarity and compliance with related provisions of the Legal Services Corporation Financial Guide, Legal Services Corporation Act, OIG Audit Guide, The Federal Registers, and applicable GAAP standards
  • Assures that related grant accounting and reporting comply with Legal Services Corporation and Louisiana Legislative Auditor requirements, as well as the requirements of other grantors
  • Assists in the preparation of the Agency’s budget
  • Assists Administrative and Executive staff with budgeting for administrative and operational matters
  • Performs any other duties deemed necessary to accomplish the goals of ALSC as directed

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Familiarity with or ability to learn not-for-profit accounting and reporting requirements and a general understanding of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines
  • Demonstrated proficiency in and ability to use Excel for data management and reporting
  • Ability to use computers and other electronic technology to receive, organize, prioritize, and transmit information
  • Ability to utilize Information Technology to automate manual accounting processes
  • Must have a general knowledge and ability to use Outlook and Word
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents, prepare routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively
  • Capacity to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must be resourceful and self-directed
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Committed to high ethical standards, professionalism, and access to justice


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • Master of Business Administration is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of non-profit accounting and audit experience is also preferred
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