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The Center for Family Representation (CFR) is seeking a highly motivated, organized professional to fill an immediate opening for a Staff Accountant in its Manhattan office.
The accountant/analyst will perform day-to-day accounting functions, monthly closings and financial reporting, planning and analysis. In addition the accountant will maintain internal controls to ensure the reliability of financial statements and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The successful candidate will have the potential for increasing responsibility in financial analysis and planning. There is meaningful potential for advancement. Position works closely with CFR’s management and development team and reports to the Manager of Accounting & Reporting.
• Maintain general ledger system using QuickBooks;
• Maintain and monitor control procedures to ensure that all financial transactions are thoroughly reviewed, coded and supported by adequate documentation;
• Manage cash. accounts payable and accounts receivable functions;
• Prepare financial statements and analytical reports;
• Maintain and monitor the tracking of all expenses compared to budget;
• Assist CFR’s independent auditors by preparing financial reports and schedules, and addressing all inquiries;
• Provide occasional support to the CFR’s human resources staff;
• Generate reports from ADP;
• Periodically run cost-benefits analysis;
• Bachelor’s degree with courses in accounting or related field is required.
• Relevant or non-profit work experience and/or experience with government funded organizations preferred
• Strong accounting and analytical skills necessary for preparation of budgets, forecasts and other financial reporting and planning
• Strong problem solving, communication and organizational skills
• Ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with colleagues
• Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision
• Knowledge of QuickBooks, demonstrated proficiency in Excel
• Knowledge of SalesForce or other database software a plus
Salary: Commensurate with Experience.
How to Apply: Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply; CFR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements to the attention of Samantha Elliott at [email protected] with “Accountant” in the subject field. Please no telephone inquiries. Please note we are not able to respond directly to each applicant to acknowledge receipt of materials. See Full Job Description Here.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Candidates for this position should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience representing indigent criminal defendants and have felony and jury trial experience. The Staff Attorney’s primary responsibility will be to represent clients in their concurrent criminal matters and work collaboratively with their legal team at CFR. CFR teams are comprised of attorneys, social work staff, paralegals and parent advocates and clients’ legal teams may involve staff from the family, immigration or housing units. The staff attorney will be expected to keep case data, client legal notes and case files up to date. As CFR is newly expanding to represent clients in Criminal Court, the successful candidate will also assist the criminal defense team in building and expanding the practice.
Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with prior immigration experience are desirable. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team. Salary is commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply; CFR is an EOE.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please write “Criminal Defense Attorney” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please. Please note we are not able to respond directly to each applicant to acknowledge receipt of materials. See Full Job Description Here.
Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
The Staff Attorney’s primary responsibility will be to represent parents in Family Court who are respondents in Article 10 and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings, as part of CFR’s interdisciplinary legal teams. Attorneys will also pursue interim appeals on behalf of CFR’s clients. CFR’s teams are comprised of attorneys, social work staff, paralegals and parent advocates (parents who have successfully reunified with their children). In addition to providing our clients with high quality legal defense, objectives of the teams include keeping children out of foster care, shortening lengths of stay for children in foster care, promoting quality visiting arrangements and insuring that families receive services that are well-tailored to expediting safe and lasting reunification. Attorneys receive supervision from Litigation Supervisors and are expected to keep case data and client legal notes and files up to date. Staff Attorneys may also participate in CFR’s policy initiatives, supervise law school interns, present to community-based agencies about our model and write final appeals. Attorneys joining CFR can expect intensive, interdisciplinary training on CFR’s Cornerstone Advocacy model, child welfare, family court, client interviewing, and other critical skills. CFR is dedicated to providing ongoing professional development in best practices in all these areas in a variety of training forums for all staff.
Applicants should send or e-mail a cover letter, résumé, writing sample and three references (including phone and email contacts) to [email protected]. Please write “Staff Attorney Applicant” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please. Please note we are not able to respond directly to each applicant to acknowledge receipt of materials. See Full Job Description Here.
Legal Internships Manhattan & Queens
Law students interested in pursuing an internship during the school year should contact Tehra Coles at [email protected]. Kindly put “CFR Semester Internship” in the subject line.
A legal internship at CFR is an opportunity to receive an in depth education in child welfare law, social services, and policy through direct, hands on experience with advocacy, client counseling, crisis intervention, negotiation and case management. Interns will participate in comprehensive training and receive individualized supervision and mentoring. Interns will pursue individual research and writing assignments, have the opportunity to work on projects relating to child welfare policy, appear on the record in Court pursuant to student practice orders if appropriate, and more.