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The Accounting Manager of Lambda Legal is based in our New York Headquarters (HDQ) and is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to assist the Director of Finance in accurate and timely financial statements.

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.


Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Accounting Manager 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 Accounting Manager, however other duties may be assigned.

  • Partner with various cross-functional teams across Lambda Legal (Development, Legal, Communications and the Regions) to obtain an adequate understanding of Lambda to ensure proper accounting and reporting.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure and requirements of the organization.
  • Oversee preparation of management reports for periodic financial review, including relevant fluctuation and variance analysis.
  • Review account reconciliations and perform an analytical review of Lambda Legal’s financial statements.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly and year-end income reconciliation with the Database.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly actual to budget expense reporting.
  • Assist the Director of Finance in approving expense report coding and supporting documentation.
  • Support the Director of Finance with budget and forecasting activities.
  • Monitor and analyze accounting department work to develop and implement more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Work with the Director of Finance to research the accounting treatment and reporting requirements of non-routine transactions.
  • Respond to inquiries from the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Finance and other staff regarding financial reporting and special reporting requests.
  • Work with the Director of Finance to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit.
  • Supervise the staff accountant to ensure all financial deadlines are met.
  • Provide training to new and existing accounting department staff as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • Support the Director of Finance with special projects and workflow process improvements.


  • B.S. in accounting (or B.S./B.A. in business with an accounting concentration) required
  • 5-7 years of progressively more responsible accounting experience preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, as well as at least one automated accounting system
  • 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
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Serving the full breadth of the LGBT and HIV communities requires cultural competency and a commitment to addressing the multi-layered and interlocking forms of discrimination and oppression that exist in our society, including discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, immigration status, religion, education and class. Any successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of the importance of integrating our commitment to combating these other forms of discrimination into our work to eradicate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or HIV status.


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 “Accounting Manager” 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.