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Accounting Manager


Administration –
 Accounting Manager


Ron Olson Justice Center


TBD with excellent benefits



Application Deadline:

Continuous until position is filled.

About the Position:

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Accountant ManagerThe Accounting Manager will work with a dedicated and dynamic finance team.

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system.  LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.  Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change.  LAFLA has over 180 employees with over 90 attorneys.  LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations.  For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.


  • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results
  • Strong initiative, problem-solving skills;
  • Knowledge of fund accounting and cost allocation;
  • Experience with Abila MIP-fund accounting software;
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office;
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of government grant billing experience;
  • Minimum 5 years in a supervisory role;
  • Strong Excel skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to direct and supervise
  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred and
  • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0-hour workday to ensure project completion.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assist CFO in planning, implementation, and oversight of overall accounting strategy.
  • Oversee and manage general accounting functions, including, but not limited to accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, and general ledger.
  • Help with year-end audit and program audit activities.
  • Work with CFO to assess current practices and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Evaluating, developing, and improving department controls, systems, and procedures that increase accuracy and efficiency.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Hiring, training, and supervising accounting staff.
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Accounting Manager” in the subject line.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A one-year probationary period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

NOTE:  LAFLA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the exception of staff who are entitled to a reasonable accommodation due to a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief under the law.  You will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated upon hire. 

Benefits & Compensation

LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. Please visit https://lafla.org/get-involved/careers for our salary scale for union, non-management staff.