The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote, and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.
LDF seeks an experienced professional to serve as a Staff Accountant – Cash Receipts. The Staff Accountant – Cash Receipts will report to the Controller.
• Interact and work with the Development Department staff regarding the reconciliation of information within the cash receipts cycle;
• Sign for all checks received by the Finance Department through Administrative Services and check the log for completeness and accuracy;
• Make remote deposits to LDF’s main bank account, and when necessary bring deposits directly to financial institutions;
• Process credit card and check donations received by LDF; resolve internal and external inquiries regarding donations, and maintain cash receipts files;
• Review and verify that all check donations have the proper supporting documentation;
• Process and post batches related to direct mail and online giving based on reports received from the Development Department;
• Collaborate with the Controller and the Budget and Reporting Manager to assist in the reconciliation of deposits of revenue;
• Code all receipts to the proper General Ledger code, grant code, case code and/or project codes within the accounting system;
• Analyze financial records for accuracy;
• Maintain and update records in the accounting system;
• Responsible for the retention and maintenance of historical records;
• Support LDF in optimizing financial transactions and systems; assist in streamlining and improving the cash receipts and accounts receivable systems;
• Assist the auditors for all inquiries pertaining to revenue documentation and questions related to cash receipts;
• Exercise integrity and confidentiality in financial reporting; and
• Other responsibilities as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting;
• Minimum of one year of relevant experience;
• Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
• Experience with MIP and MICROIX preferred;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including strong Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills;
• Strong problem solving and account reconciliation skills;
• Excellent with numbers and basic mathematical calculations;
• Detail-orientated and capable of spotting inaccuracies;
• Excellent with organization and prioritization;
• Thrive under fast-paced work process and environment; ability to thrive in deadline-oriented and multi-tasking environment; and
• Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
This position is open until filled.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.
Director of Human Resources/Administration
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S…