New York Legal Assistance Group
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de New York, NY
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Comprometimento de Tempo
Carga Horária Integral
Ensino Superior Requerido
USD $130.000 - $140.000 / ano



Founded in 1990, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a leading civil legal services organization combating economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 380 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. NYLAG's staff of 350 impacted the lives of nearly 130,000 people last year.

Values that guide us:

  • We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services.
  • We strive to serve individuals and communities through a race equity lens to counteract systemic racism.
  • We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
  • We partner with our clients to help them transform their lives and strengthen their communities.
  • We address our clients' multiple legal needs by collaborating across our practice areas.
  • We are at the forefront of identifying and understanding New Yorkers' most pressing legal needs, rapidly adapting to meet these needs with innovative programs and partnerships.
  • We assess need broadly, recognizing that need is not a function of income alone.
  • We collaborate with community organizations and engage pro bono attorneys and volunteers to serve a greater number of people with unmet civil legal needs.
  • We teach and train the next generation of legal service professionals.


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and managing a team of two, the Controller will be responsible for the management of all financial accounting and compliance of NYLAG. NYLAG is looking for a dynamic, experienced accountant to be our next Controller.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Accounting & Reporting

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for General Ledger – maintain chart of accounts, review accounts and journal entries, and troubleshoot and resolve system integrity issues.
  • Track cash flow and purchasing
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual closings

Investment & Compliance Oversight

  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
  • Record and track fixed asset purchases
  • Oversee 401(k) administration, including semi-monthly contribution processing and annual audit
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for all transactions recorded in the General Ledger
  • Prepare fiscal year-end closing entries and 990s in preparation for audits; manage external audits
  • Prepares survey reports to outside granting agencies and auditors

Organizational Collaboration & Team Management

  • Supervise the Accountant & Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Partner closely with the Fiscal Director in management and oversight of organizational finances
  • Help the Chief Financial Officer establish and improve existing financial policies and procedures
  • Assist in budgeting, both organization wide budget and individual grant budgets.


  • Strong alignment with NYLAG's mission & values
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations
  • 5+ years of experience in non-profit accounting & finance with at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory role; experience in managing a budget of at least $15 million with multiple funding streams
  • Strong experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and accounting for investments
  • Strong experience in grants management; and allocating expenses to grants and contracts
  • Ability to analyze budgets and account balances which allow for strategic data interpretation
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts for individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data
  • Experience with the use of accounting systems, preferably experience with Intacct

Location: New York Metropolitan area NYLAG is committed to a hybrid work policy for staff whose work does not require their full-time presence in the office. NYLAG's current policy is that most staff are required to work in NYLAG's offices or do other in-person work at least two days each week. This policy is subject to change.


Salary: The salary range for this position is between $130,000 - $140,000 (salary is commensurate with experience).

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, long term disability, commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts (FSA) for Medical and Dependent care.

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.

On-Ramps is deeply committed to equity. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at NYLAG to build a diverse team that reflects the people they serve. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

On-Ramps is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact info@on-ramps.com.


Founded in 1990, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a leading civil legal services organization combating economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our…


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