Description

Job Summary: The accounting technician is responsible for processing bi-monthly payroll and tax payments, confirming expense claims, invoicing, reconciling banking and credit card charges, and reviewing and processing all payable and receivable accounts for the organization. The accounting technician works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Controller to develop and manage departmental budgets and complete accurate financial reporting using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles using Excel, MIP accounting software and data management software Legal Server.


About the Organization
Our Mission: To protect the rights of the disadvantaged and persons of limited means by legal representation, advocacy and education throughout Utah.

Equal Justice Under Law is one of our nation’s most basic principles. Economic realities leave these promises too often unfulfilled. Since our inception as a nonprofit law office in 1976, Utah Legal Services (ULS) has been committed to making equal justice a reality by providing civil legal aid services to low-income Utahans. We level the playing field, ensuring everyone has a voice in the legal system. Every year, ULS provides legal assistance and representation to move than 1,000 low-income households to address fundamental human needs including housing, family safety, and income security. More than 65 attorneys and legal professionals deliver individual and systematic client services from four regional offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George.

Utah Legal Services Legal Divisions

Family Law: ULS helps victims of domestic violence obtain protective and restraining orders, helps parents obtain and keep custody of their children, and assist family members in obtaining guardianships for children without parents.

Housing: ULS helps clients to resolve landlord-tenant disputes, helps homeowners prevent foreclosures, help renters with eviction notices, and helps individuals maintain federal housing subsidies.

Public Benefits: ULS helps clients obtain promised compensation from private employers, and helps people obtain and retain government benefits such as disability, veteran’s compensation, and unemployment compensation benefits to which they are entitled.

Consumer Issues: ULS provides legal services to protect elderly and vulnerable groups from being victimized by unscrupulous lenders and helping people manage their debts.

Utah Legal Services also provides legal support for qualified individuals through our Migrant Farm Workers Program, Native American Program and Senior/Elder Law case services.

Utah Legal Services believes that equal opportunity of all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, this nonprofit will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, disability, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status in hiring, promoting, demoting, trainings, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation.
Primary Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities and Duties
Payables

· Review and process accounts payable and accounts receivable for the organization.

· Assist with invoicing and balancing organizational accounts.

Payroll

· Process bi-monthly payroll and tax payments.

· Confirm expense claims, receipts and payroll payments.

Account Reconciliation

· Reconcile credit card charges and balances for the organization.

· Reconcile bank accounts and balances for the organization.


Administrative Duties

· Attend trainings and Task Force meetings.

· Complete data entry of account information.

· Work directly with the Controller and provide financial information as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
· None
Desired Qualifications: Skills and Abilities
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and grant management.
· Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking abilities and commitment to assisting individuals from disadvantaged communities.
· Well-developed organizational skills, attention to detail; time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate a high level of adaptability, while working in an environment with minimal supervision.
· Experience with Excel required.
· Experience working with non-profit fiscal operations and allocations among multiple funding sources and experience with accounting software (MIP) and case management software (Legal Server) preferred.
· Spanish speaking preferred.

Education
· Associates degree in accounting or higher from a regionally accredited College or University required

Job Factors/Physical Requirements
· Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer.
· Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at a time.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Salary is commensurate with experience and the organization provides excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible work schedules, opportunity for remote work, paid sick and annual leave, and 401(K). *Medical and dental benefits eligibility requires staff to work 30 hours per week. Paid-time off and 403(b) benefits are available to all staff.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and a list of three professional references, including their contact information to lthurgood@utahlegalservices.org.

Applications received until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application by April 14, 2021. The successful candidate is expected to start approximately May 1, 2021. Due to the pandemic, it is anticipated that work will primarily be completed remotely through Fall, 2021.
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $14/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $15/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Closing Date: April 14, 2021
Status: Part Time
Location: Salt Lake City

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact Name: Lindsey Thurgood
Email: lthurgood@utahlegalservices.org