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Senior Accountant - Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Senior Accountant - Minority Corporate Counsel Association

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Senior Accountant - MCCA


In this newly created position as the senior accountant, you will set up our accounting processes that will enable us to grow. You will be responsible for overseeing the timely and accurate reporting of monthly billing and closings, monthly and quarterly reporting, payroll, budgeting, expense entries, deposits, audits, and credit card reconciliation. This is an engaged, hands-on role where you will manage a wide spectrum of accounting needs, making you an integral part the entire enterprise. You will report to President and CEO and lead the day-to-day accounting operations for our $3 million annual budget.


The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. Through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession, MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Our research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce.


Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant

  • Oversee all aspects of accounting, entry, and processing; complete monthly closings, payroll, budgeting, expense entries, deposits, and more.
  • Compile, review, analyze, and record financial information to the general ledger.
  • Track and process monthly reports for outstanding accounts receivables.
  • Deliver on-time reporting, to include monthly close and quarterly board reports.
  • Prepare and maintain budget spreadsheets, including expected expenses and variances.
  • Assist with trend analysis for budgeting and cash flow forecasting.
  • Prepare and analyze financial information.
  • Research and prepare information for annual 1099 tax filings.
  • Communicate (both verbally and in writing) with members, suppliers and vendors.


Qualifications of the Senior Accountant

  • 8+ years of professional accounting experience, ideally in a nonprofit or association.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required (ideally in accounting, finance, or a related field).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Experience with QuickBooks, ADP software, Salesforce, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Experience with budgeting, cash flow management, or grant accounting is a plus. 


Attributes of the Senior Accountant

  • Detail oriented. Your impeccable work style sets the standard. You have command of both the process and the details. You get it done right the first time.
  • Organized. Your attention to detail is supported by your meticulous organizational skills. You appreciate order and know how to achieve it efficiently.
  • Judgement. While we work closely together, we trust you to exercise independent judgment, do your job well, and know when to escalate potential issues and seek guidance from senior staff.
  • Business savvy. You can see the big picture and understand how the details relate to the overall mission of the organization.
  • Flexible and capable. You manage changing priorities without difficulty and get the job done. You do whatever it takes and are consistent with your follow through.
  • Problem solver. You dive in without being asked and you work with a sense of urgency. You are approachable, flexible, and responsive.
  • Discrete. While you are friendly to all, you divulge nothing confidential to anyone and never give the impression to anyone that you are holding any confidential information.
  • Customer oriented. You cooperate easily with staff, vendors, and clients, working as a positive team player. You have a strong enthusiasm for customer service.
  • Scrupulous, ethical, and honest. You are beyond reproach in business dealings.  Internally and externally, you are known to be reliable, accountable, and trustworthy.


What’s Attractive to the Right Senior Accountant Candidate?

  • You will be joining a mission driven organization that is committed to advancing the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers in law departments and law firms.
  • Our culture encourages a healthy work / life balance. You will be able to leave work at work and will not be required to be “on-call” once you leave the office.
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits to include medical and dental insurance, transportation allowance, 15 days paid vacation, holidays, short-term and long-term insurance and more.


To Apply for the Senior Accountant position with MCCA:

Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at with MCCA - Senior Accountant/2018-2357 SAin the subject line of the email.                                                                                               

Alternative Titles:  Accountant, CPA, Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager, Accountant.


Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.