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Staff Accountant - Central Administrative Office

The Central Administrative Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a staff accountant for its office located in Portland.

BACKGROUND: LASO is a non-profit organization that helps low-income and elderly Oregonians with civil (non-criminal) legal problems. Our work includes protecting the rights of domestic violence victims; tenants living in substandard housing or experiencing housing discrimination; the elderly and people with disabilities who need assistance through public safety-net programs; homeowners facing foreclosure; laid off workers whose unemployment benefits have been are wrongly denied; and financially struggling families who need legal help for debts and consumer bills. LASO currently has 12 offices, 91 employees and annual revenue of more than $10,000,000 from more than 35 federal, state, local and private funding sources.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The staff accountant provides accounting and finance support for the fiscal functions of a non-profit law firm. Duties may include maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts; reconciling various bank accounts; processing accounts receivable documents; tracking and billing grants and contracts; revenue accruals; bank deposits; audit preparation and involvement in audits. This position will back up other staff in processing bi-monthly payroll; processing of accounts payable documents; and printing and mailing of checks. This position is supervised by the Director of Finance and works closely with other accounting and administrative staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Nonprofit accounting experience required. Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting preferred. Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and ability to maintain confidential information. Must be able to communicate effectively with statewide staff via email and telephone. Strong computer skills, including word processing and Excel. Experience with MIP software and ADP a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary $41,000 -- $65,000, depending on experience. Full benefits package including health and dental insurance and 401(k) plan.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on January 25, 2021.

APPLICATIONS: Send resume and letter of interest to:

Michael Malusevic, Director of Finance

Please, no telephone calls.

LASO is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a healthy work environment for a diverse staff. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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