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General Accountant

Accounting | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to people living with low income/low opportunity, seeks a full-time General Accountant to work in the Finance Department.  

The General Accountant is responsible for accounts payable and payroll.


Accounts Payable duties:

  • Ensure all expenses have received appropriate approvals and are paid and entered into the accounting software on a timely basis. Consistent, accurate labeling and coding of expenses is essential.
  • Oversee vendor contract relationships with postage meters, telephone, copiers, hotspots, etc, so as to ensure the best combination of service and rate structure
  • Identify grant and department charges on consolidated invoices for accurate coding in AP system
  • Perform cost allocations – including tracking of vendors not subject to allocation and ensure allocations take into consideration appropriate grant, department, and location coding
  • Ensure LSC rules regarding allowable expenses are followed
  • Coordinate employee insurance benefit coverage with HR and review invoices for accuracy prior to payment
  • Maintain list of reoccurring vendor payments and follow up with vendors
  • Maintain vendor files for contracts, W-9’s, lien waivers, certificates of insurance and paid invoices
  • Prepare 1099’s

Payroll Accounting duties:

  • Maintain updated payroll records in payroll system and prepare payroll
  • Oversee employee timecards for timeliness and accuracy
  • Ensure all employee deductions for benefits are remitted timely and accurately
  • Review leave accruals for accuracy
  • Prepare W-2’s and 1095’s
  • Prepare yearend liability accruals for payroll, leave, and retirement plan

Performs other duties as required, including maintaining the Client Trust Account


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • At least 3 years of general accounting experience or equivalent preferred, including experience with accounts payable and payroll
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, including nonprofit and/or governmental accounting.
  • Proficiency in various computer applications including accounting software, Microsoft Office, and databases
  • Ability to critically review data for accuracy, trends, and identify changes in accrual balances. Detail oriented. Monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, flexibility and teamwork

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, a generous time off policy, 403(b) and profit sharing plans, long-term disability and life insurance, employee assistance plan, flexible spending account, and continuing education.

How to Apply:

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Submission Deadline:  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal access to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s office is available. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Director at the e-mail ketucker  Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is an equal opportunity employer.