Accounting Clerk- Part Time

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia (CLS) is seeking a part-time Accounting Clerk to join our Finance team. The part-time Accounting Clerk will handle bookkeeping and diverse clerical tasks. You should possess exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. As a valued member of our team, you will be responsible for processing payments, assisting the A/P Specialist, and providing support to the entire Finance Department by performing various clerical tasks. This is a part-time position with flexible hours.

CLS is a non-profit public interest agency providing free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Philadelphia area, CLS is both locally and nationally renowned as a premier legal services provider dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all low-income individuals and communities. We provide high quality direct legal representation and engage in systemic advocacy to create broad-based change.


Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Review A/P requests to ensure proper approvals.
  • Process payment requests through the accounting software.
  • Prepare the positive pay report to confirm that checks have been completed.
  • Collect, organize, and distribute Finance department mail on a daily basis.
  • Perform document scanning, filing, signature collection, and bank visits.
  • Help prepare schedules that support financial audits.
  • Support all Finance Department personnel with clerical tasks.
  • Perform additional functions and other duties as requested.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of experience in an accounting or finance-related position.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Familiarity with accounting software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Must be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiar with GAAP.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Non-profit experience
  • Previous experience with Accounting SAGE and MIP software
  • Experience with SAP Concur Solutions

To Apply: CLS will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. You can submit your application on CLS’s website online at  OR submit your application below by clicking "Apply Now" 

What to Include in your application: Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (past or current supervisors preferred) identifying your relationship.

CLS values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. CLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Compensation: This is a part-time position based in CLS’s Center City office. The hourly rate for this position will be $22-$24 commensurate with experience. The candidate will work approximately 20 hours per week.

Community Legal Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  CLS, Inc. does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  In addition to federal law requirements, CLS complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.    

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