Texas Access to Justice Foundation: Accountant and Compliance Specialist

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation is the leading funding source for legal aid in Texas. We are committed to the vision that all Texans, regardless of income, will have equal access to the civil justice system, from survivors of domestic abuse to veterans seeking services to homeowners wrongly foreclosed upon and many more. The Foundation is seeking an Accountant & Compliance Specialist to join the team in our mission to provide justice for all!

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This position analyzes Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) financial data and manages the IOLTA Compliance functions for attorneys and law firms throughout Texas. Under the direction of the Senior Financial Accountant, this position performs a variety of technical accounting functions, manages the student loan repayment assistance program (SLRAP), and assists with fiscal grant compliance reviews.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the IOLTA program database, including interest rates, accounts, banks, law firms, and attorneys.

  • Analyzes, compiles, and enters detailed financial data from IOLTA bank reports into for the IOLTA program database, including resolving discrepancies on bank reports, validating interest rates paid by banks, and verifying mathematical integrity of bank reports and interest revenue.

  • Creates statistical, financial, and other informational reports for managements, board members, grantors, and other stakeholders, while maintaining required confidentiality.

  • Performs accounts payable and accounts receivable processes, including processing payments, maintaining vendor master list, overseeing cash receipt and bank deposit processes, and preparing related reports

  • Assists with monthly bank reconciliations.

  • Manages IOLTA Compliance functions for attorneys and law firms.

  • Provides technical expertise to banks, law firms, and attorneys for common IOLTA issues and suggests corrective action.

  • Responsible for student loan repayment assistance program, from application review to on-going monitoring to quarterly payments.

  • Assists with fiscal grant reviews to evaluate grant compliance and ensure expenditures are allowable according to grant agreement.

  • Provides assistance with overall office operations as needed.

  • Performs other responsibilities as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Four years’ experience in a professional environment that requires accurate numerical detail work required.

  • Knowledge of accounting processes required. 

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products required, particularly Excel.

  • Two-year degree required; four-year degree preferred.

  • Exceptional attention to detail, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills required.

  • Must be well-organized, a self-starter, and able to complete multiple tasks in a timely and independent manner.

  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.

  • Working knowledge of banking procedures is preferred. 

All employees at the Foundation receive excellent benefits through the State of Texas – please see the Employee Retirement System of Texas (http://www.ers.state.tx.us/Employees/New-Employee/Overview/ ) to check out our options! To apply, visit the State Bar of Texas employment site: https://careers-texasbar.icims.com/jobs/intro and apply to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation open Accountant & Compliance Specialist position in Austin, TX.

 

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