Senior Accountant

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY)
July 8, 2024
Utica, United States of America
Job Type


POSITION TITLE: Senior Accountant
DEPARTMENT: Administration - Fiscal
SALARY RANGE: $60,000 - $90,000 (DOE)
SUPERVISOR: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
POSTING DATE: July 1, 2024


The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is a non-profit public interest law firm. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to people who are unable to afford a lawyer. Our staff provides services in the following, thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Otsego. In addition, our Agricultural Worker Program (AWP) services the entire New York State.


LASMNY’s mission is to provide free legal assistance to low-income people facing civil legal problems that impact the basic needs of life. Through legal advice, emergency legal services and legal representation, we help low-income people stabilize their finances, protect themselves and their children from domestic violence, obtain access to healthcare, avoid homelessness as a result of wrongful evictions, protect the family home from foreclosure and increase household income. We also target specific vulnerable populations with our services, such as senior citizens, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, refugees and immigrants, and veterans.


The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is actively seeking a dynamic, full-time Senior Accountant to perform the day-to-day administration for the accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing processes. In addition, will provide a wide range of support to LASMNY’s Fiscal Department in a professional manner. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for prioritizing and meeting the goals, objectives, and reporting requirements of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), and other funding sources. Must demonstrate a fundamental understanding and commitment to LASMNY’s mission and value of justice.


  • Perform the duties for Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R) as required.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports to funding sources.
  • Prepare and input cash receipt entries and General Journal Entries into the General Ledger.
  • Reconcile checking and saving accounts.
  • Prepare Forms 1099 and 1096.
  • Review travel vouchers and reimbursement expense report requests for accuracy, completeness and in compliance per LASMNY’s travel policy requirements.
  • Assist with coordination of annual audit.
  • Maintain and update inventory records every two (2) years.
  • Prepares reports as requested.
  • Reviews financial data for accuracy, identifies problems and supports day-to-day operations.
  • Assists with company cash flow analysis including, but not limited to, tracking cash flow activities, preparing reports, and analyzing information for management.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Comply and ensure that all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and LASMNY policies, procedures and grant based reporting requirements are met.
  • Perform duties based upon requirements as assigned by the CFO. May be subject to change upon the needs of the agency.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or an equivalent combination of education (or) work experience required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a plus.
  • Minimum of (3) years accounting experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and best practices.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment beneficial.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

LASMNY offers a generous benefit package! Most benefits available date of hire. Medical, Vision, Dental, Medical Waiver Program (if eligible), Basic/Voluntary Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Accounts, 403(b), Employer Contributing SEP/IRA, Mileage Reimbursement, Professional Development, CLE Registration Fees, Attorney Registration Fees, Local & NYS Bar Dues, Vacation, Sick, Personal, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave, Employee Assistance Plan, Relocation Assistance, Parking, Loan Repayment/Public Service Loan Forgiveness and (14) Holidays.


We encourage interested, qualified candidates to apply for this position by sending a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to

LASMNY’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement
LASMNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our differences fuel excellence and we strive to create an environment where every individual is valued and feels empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. We are building a community rooted in openness and trust where colleagues have the resources to grow, thrive and fully contribute to achieving equal access to justice

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