Accounting Clerk/Confidential Secretary

Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid LSC Funded


Iowa Legal Aid is seeking to fill an Accounting Clerk/Confidential Secretary position in its Central Administrative Office in Des Moines.  This position is under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Finance and Operations.




  • Provide general bookkeeping assistance.
  • Assist in maintaining fiscal and administrative electronic files and accounting inbox.
  • Perform required duties to administer and maintain employee fringe benefits.
  • Prepare and extend invoices for review and approval.
  • Perform data entry for invoices after approval, disburse payments, and electronically file cancelled invoices.
  • Maintain billing tracker for reporting/payment deadlines for billing.
  • Prepare description of receipts, prepare bank deposit slips for receipts, present bank deposits for approval, and make bank deposits.
  • Prepare grant budgets and grant financial reports as assigned.
  • Assist with inventory record maintenance.
  • Working with auditors at year-end
  • Assisting in fund accounting.
  • Maintain the cash receipt journal and assist in the development of new reporting methodology.
  • Complete all data entry into the accounting or grants systems as assigned.
  • Assist with the tracking of non-attorney volunteer time for various reports (e.g., financial reports, GAR, etc.).
  • Assist with LSC applications, reports, visits, audits, and requests as assigned.
  • Perform additional duties as required or assigned.




Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in team environment. Exemplary data entry skills, plus a minimum of two (2) years formal accounting education courses or equivalent experience preferably with a system utilizing a fund based computerized accounting system.  Bookkeeping certification preferred. Human Resources experience preferred. Computer proficiency required. Demonstrated concern for and sensitivity to low income persons.


TO APPLY: Email a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references to Tracie Behr,


Iowa Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Last Review and Update: Sep 08, 2017

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