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Full-Time Accounting Assistant – Downtown Atlanta

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society seeks an accounting assistant to work in its headquarters in downtown Atlanta. Our non-profit represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal matters. The Accounting Assistant will work directly with the Financial Manager performing a variety of duties including accounts payable, recording cash receipts and making bank deposits, preparing and processing payroll, timekeeping, filing and maintaining accounting records. Other duties may be required as needed. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience with general accounting functions and payroll processing. Experience with non-profit accounting and/or Paylocity payroll service is a plus.  Communication and listening skills, experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability, and appreciation of diversity are required. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Terms: The salary is $45,600+ depending on experience. The program provides generous fringe benefits, including paid holidays, paid time off including parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; educational loan reimbursement up to $600 per month (after a $65 deductible and set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); and a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match.

To apply: Submit a complete application packet including a letter of interest, resume and three professional references. Please e-mail your application as one PDF to career@

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff, clients and their families, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society requires that all new hires be vaccinated for COVID 19.

ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.


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