Regional legal aid program serving Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties is seeking a part-time Communications Manager responsible for overseeing and implementing LASP’s communication with key audiences including donors, volunteers, attorneys in LASP’s service area and clients.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with other LASP management,
the Fiscal Director takes primary responsibility for managing the accounting, finance and
administrative functions of the program including bookkeeping, human resources, office
management and facilities management. Because this individual balances a variety of
responsibilities, the position requires a high degree of flexibility, a professional attitude,
significant initiative and attention to detail. An understanding of accounting principles in a nonprofit
environment, computer literacy and a commitment to service are required. The individual
should be able to work well both independently and within a group.
1. Accounting
       a. Assume continuous responsibility for fiscal operations within the program under the
       general guidance of the Executive Director and the Audit Firm used by the program.
       b. Maintain familiarity with program’s priorities and the general operation of the program
       as a whole, including the regulations of the Legal Services Corporation and other
       entities that provide funding to the program.
       c. Work directly with the Executive Director, Accounting Firm and administrative staff on
       fiscal policy, development of fiscal plans and goals and implementation of such
       policy and procedure.
       d. Prepare the financial information for funding applications and be responsible for
       fiscal compliance of contract and grants terms and conditions.
       e. Evaluate, set up and maintain a computerized accounting system conforming to
       generally accepted accounting principles and the requirements of funding sources.
       f. Work with the Executive Director and Board Treasurer to prepare the proposed
       annual budget for submission to the Board of Directors and give other necessary
       financial information to the Board.
       g. Manage and update the financial records and systems of the program including the
       general ledger, cash receipts, cash disbursements, payroll and related quarterly
       h. Prepare for the audit and assist the auditor in performance of the annual fiscal audit.
       i. Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements, expenditure reports, financial
       projections and other reports for the Executive Director and Board.
       j. Maintain inventory of LASP property.
2. Human Resources
       a. Maintain LASP’s personnel and operations policies and procedures.
       b. Process new hires and ensure compliance with new hire reporting requirements.
       c. Orient new staff to the program’s policies and procedures.
       d. Maintain personnel files in a neat and orderly manner.
       e. Monitor employee benefits, including administration of pension plan as needed.
3. Administration
       a. With the Executive Director and other management staff, maintain the program’s
       client files both physically and electronically.
       b. Provide additional administrative support for the Executive Director as needed.
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Fiscal Assistant, Human Resource Manager, Office Managers
COLLABORATION: Works closely with Executive Director, Development Director, IT Director, Deputy Direct, and Grants Manager.
- A bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related discipline, or significant related work experience.
- A minimum of five years experience with increasing responsibility in a nonprofit organization.
- A high degree of computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Flexibility and the ability to work in a small and friendly office environment where each employee assumes multiple responsibilities.
- Ability to work effectively with other managers.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to:
Elizabeth Fritsch
Executive Director
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
625 Swede Street Norristown, PA 19401