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Staff Accountant

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 Staff Accountant.

The Staff Accountant is a part time, 15 hour per week position.  The position reports to the Controller to meet the fiscal needs of a medium size nonprofit organization.  The Staff Accountant works primarily on revenue recognition, grant reporting and compliance, and providing regular ad hoc analysis and account reconciliations.  This position requires good communication, advanced excel and analytical skills, inquisitiveness, and good interpersonal skills.    


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Associates degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years accounting experience
  • Nonprofit experience strongly 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:

  • Assist with grant reporting requirements and cost allocations
  • Calculation and tracking of grant revenue recognition
  • Preparation and submission of payment requests for reimbursement of grant funds
  • Track federal and state compliance with grant contracts
  • Preparation of grant application budgets
  • Perform ad hoc reports and comprehensive variance analysis
  • Analysis and preparation of supporting schedules
  • Assist with budget and cash flow analysis as necessary
  • 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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