Jobs: Staff Accountant

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The Staff Accountant role is based in our New York Headquarters (HDQ) and is responsible for compiling and maintaining the organization’s accounts payable records.  Additional responsibilities include a variety of general accounting functions, starting with accounts payable and accounts receivable and extending to month close and ad hoc projects.  This will be a dynamic role which has the potential to substantially grow in the coming years.

Who We Are

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships, fight HIV discrimination, win marriage equality, and advance the rights of transgender people. Contributions from supporters nationwide enable a growing budget of approximately $19M. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, DC.

We believe that serving the full breadth of the LGBT and HIV communities requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. Part of what makes us successful is an understanding and awareness that civil rights go beyond face value. The intersectionality of discrimination doesn’t end with sexual orientation or gender identity – it reaches into the depths of race, religion, national origin, education, and class. Acknowledging that this reality exists in the world and in our organization, we prioritize awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant requires a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and eye for attention to detail for all financial reporting.  The following is a list of the core responsibilities for the Staff Accountant, however other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare, issue and follow up on outstanding vendor invoices
  • Process expense reports in Concur
  • Prepare, enter, and maintain support for journal entries
  • Assist with accounts payable processing
  • Reconcile bank accounts and balance sheet accounts each month
  • Assist in the monthly close and consolidation of financial statements
  • Review and analyze General Ledger and make necessary corrections
  • Assist with financial analysis, budget tracking and executive team reporting as assigned
  • Prepare various tax reports
  • Assist creating internal controls and processes
  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure all their accounting and finance needs are met
  • Create ad hoc reports

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or BA Accounting / Finance from an accredited college or university (CPA a plus but not required).
  • Minimum 4+ years of related experience preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, as well as at least one automated accounting system.
  • Experience with Concur preferred but not required.
  • Strong attention to detail– must be driven and have a desire to research and resolve variances.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, organization, time management, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and respond accordingly.
  • High level of energy and commitment – must display a positive, confident assertive personality and be able to work on projects until completion.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.
  • Must possess the following personal attributes: Trustworthy, Strategic, Organized, Results-driven, Self-starter, Inclusive, Transparent and Collaborative.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and to excel in an environment that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration.


Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a midsize not-for-profit.  Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, employer contributions to retirement account, and substantial vacation.


The position is open until filled. Send resume and a cover letter to Include the words “Staff Accountant” in the subject line of your email.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBT, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and individuals living with HIV are encouraged to apply.