The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is seeking a Staff Accountant for its Finance department. AAJ seeks to promote a fair and effective civil justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
Summary: The Staff Accountant performs day-to-day full-cycle accounting duties for AAJ Litigation Groups, and for the AAJ Education Fund. In this role, the Staff Accountant must be able to apply knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and to provide accurate financial data for management review.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following: Related to AAJ Litigation Groups (LGS):
• Cash management duties including import daily remote cash deposits, enter and reconcile cash receipt batches, reconcile cash accounts and provide cash reporting/forecasting for LGS.
• Completes timely monthly bank reconciliations, including researching and resolving any differences.
• Maintains LGS fee schedule.
• Processes annual membership invoices and administrative fees to ensure prompt payment and manages accounts receivable aging for LGS.
• Assists Accounting Manager with quarterly revenue recognition process for LGS and financial statement preparation.
• With review by Controller, prepares revenue reports for management in collaboration with Sections and Litigation department director and/or other key stakeholders.
• Lead role for onboarding Litigation groups to AAJ outsourced accounting group.
• Reviews new litigation group agreements and supporting documents for respective revenue streams.
• Processes all LGS cash transfers and disbursements.
• Prepares monthly journal entries and general ledger reconciliations.
• Coordinates the general ledger portion of the monthly closing process for LGS.
• Prepares monthly variance analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts.
• Maintains LGS Membership records in NetForum.
• Provides administrative and customer services support to Litigation groups.
Related to AAJ Education Fund:
• Completes timely Education Fund monthly bank reconciliations, including researching and resolving any differences and drafting journal entries.
• Perform Balance Sheet account reconciliations as needed.
Related to American Association for Justice:
• Reconciles and manages AAJ Donor Restricted Funding
• Cross-trains and serves as back-up for the Senior Accountant.
• Identifies and recommends business solutions that will improve or streamline processes and enhance customer service.
• Performs ad-hoc projects as needed.
• B.S. degree in Accounting required.
• Minimum of 1-3 years full-cycle accounting experience with associations or not-for-profits required.
• Knowledge and experience applying general accepted accounting principles (GAAP) required.
• Proficiency with entire Microsoft Office Suite products. Intermediate Excel skills required.
• Experience with Microsoft Dynamics-GP and NetForum preferred.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required.
• Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
AAJ offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Please email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. EOE.
About American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.