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General Accountant

General Accountant Full-time Position   Do you love accounting and analysis and want a job where you know you’re making a difference? The General Accountant at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is a key part of this organization.  We need a detailed oriented accountant who can work in a fast-paced environment.  You’ll be involved day-to-day with our attorneys and staff who are providing legal assistance to people who could not otherwise afford it. This is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to make a difference for people in the St. Louis community who need our assistance.  Read more about us and the work we do here.   Responsibilities: 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
  • 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-9s, lien waivers, certificates of insurance and paid invoices
  • Prepare 1099s
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
Performs other duties as required, including maintaining the Client Trust Account   Salary & Benefits The salary range for this position is $45,900-68,900. Specific salary offered to a candidate will be based on their experience. Excellent benefits including a generous time off policy, 403(b) and 401(a) retirement plans, employee assistance plan, flexible spending account, medical, dental and vision insurance.   Equal access to LSEM’s office is available. If you need accommodation during the interview/application process, contact the Human Resources Director at  LSEM is an equal opportunity employer.   
  • At least 3 years of general accounting experience or equivalent preferred, including experience with accounts payable and payroll
  • Working knowledge of Excel and a willingness to learn advanced Excel techniques
  • 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. Detail oriented. Monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, flexibility and teamwork
To Apply: 

Upload your resume and cover letter through our online application at: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Submission Deadline: 
January 11, 2023
Organization Information: 
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
4232 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
Phone: 314-256-8758