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Assistant Controller

NH Legal Assistance

About NHLA: Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low-income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC’s restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. NHLA operates five branch law offices and a number of statewide projects. 

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New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Controller.

The Assistant Controller is a key member of the finance team and works closely with the Controller to meet the fiscal needs of a medium size nonprofit organization.  This is a hands-on job, responsible for all aspects of payroll, receivables and payables; HR support and personnel duties; and monthly close process.  The Assistant Controller will provide regular ad hoc analysis and reconciliations; and assist with the preparation of the annual budget and annual independent audit. This position requires good communication, a strong knowledge of GAAP, advanced Excel and analytical skills, inquisitiveness, and an ability to be a team player.    


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5-7 years accounting experience
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes in priorities and tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills

Duties Summary:

  • Code and process daily cash receipts
  • Code and process weekly accounts payable
  • Monitoring and tracking of accounts receivable
  • Bi-weekly payroll processing
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
  • Preparation and posting of monthly journal entries and month end close
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Assist with grant reporting requirements and cost allocation reporting
  • Administration, tracking and reporting of employee benefits
  • Onboarding of new employees
  • Provide support to employees via guidance and interpretation of HR policies, processes and procedures
  • Assist in the development and administration of personnel policies and procedures Cash flow management
  • Other duties as assigned by the Controller
How to Apply:

Applications: Qualified candidates can send their resume and cover letter to

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017

New Hampshire Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff.  Bicultural/bilingual, minority, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Date Added: September 29, 2017

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