The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is hiring an Accountant/Full-Charge Bookkeeper to manage financial operations, conduct day-to-day accounting, administer payroll and human resource benefits and oversee all fund allocations, reporting, and financial controls and processes.
NMCLP is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in impact litigation and policy advocacy to advance the health, economic and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education and media. To learn more about NMCLP, please visit our website at www.nmpovertylaw.org.
● Leads financial operations by overseeing accounting operations, monitoring cash flow, developing regular financial reports, and assisting with the creation of budgets.
● Maintains financial accounting systems using QuickBooks, prepares and processes general ledger transactions and journal entries, and reconciles accounts.
● Oversees financial transactions, processes all payables and receivables, tracks corporate credit card purchases, and reviews and reconciles bank and investment statements.
● Prepares and oversees payroll through an external vendor or in-house.
● Manages a complex array of grants and financial allocations to various programs and grants, allocates direct and indirect costs, processes timesheets, prepares invoices for all governmental contracts, and monitors the use of donor-restricted funds in accordance with grant agreements.
● Creates and prepares all financial statements and reports as needed for financial management, grant management, and board oversight.
● Coordinates the administration of human resources, makes timely payments for all benefits programs, monitors leave accumulation, manages flexible spending accounts, processes insurance and payroll related forms and assists in the administration of benefits including interacting with vendors as needed.
● Manages annual external audit, tax preparation, and state charitable registrations, ensuring compliance with GAAP, federal regulations and grant requirements, and maintains electronic and paper files and records in accordance with best practice retention standards.
● Develops and implements appropriate company-wide financial and internal controls to safeguard the organization’s assets and manage risks.
● Evaluates and implements accounting and financial process improvements, interprets accounting policy and regulations, and assists staff with using financial systems and processes.
● Minimum five years as an accountant/full-charge bookkeeper
● Experience and in-depth understanding of non-profit or cost accounting bookkeeping and financial management.
● Strong commitment to advancing economic, social, and racial justice in our communities
● Highly organized and accurate with careful attention to detail.
● Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills, with an ability to adapt to complexity.
● Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
● Fosters a collaborative and mutually respectful team-based culture.
● Clear communicator with the ability to create informational materials and translate financial concepts for colleagues without finance backgrounds.
● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and discretion to maintain confidentiality with sensitive or private employee information.
● Proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel, and savvy with technology and using computer programs.
● Maintains professional competence and training, and stays abreast of trends and innovations.
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is hiring an Accountant/Full-Charge Bookkeeper to manage financial operations, conduct day-to-day accounting, administer payroll and human resource benefits and oversee all fund allocations…