TLSC seeks an experienced Controller responsible for essential financial and accounting functions, including appropriate close and reporting cycles, grant, and contract accounting, cost and match allocations, operational and grant budgeting, and audit, review and tax support.



  • Perform full-charge accounting work for Texas Legal Services Center Program.

  • Administer all aspects of revenue program as it relates to payments made by state and federal funds.

  • Maintain and balance accounting and financial records, documents or reports.

  • Management of monthly close process.

  • Responsible for monthly cost and match allocations across programs and funders.

  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.

  • Review and approval of payroll journal entries

  • Creation of Journal Entries for changes and corrections

  • Review cash dashboard, invoices and payments before submission to the Director of Operations.

  • Monthly reconciliation of bank statements

  • Ensure all internal and external reporting deadlines are met including grant reporting to grantors

  • Regular monthly and/or quarterly reporting to Executives, Board Members, and Managers

  • Prepare a regular and timely budget to actual reporting for individual grants and reviews same with Managers to evaluate spending trends and balances

  • Preparation and modifications of budgets and forecasting for all grants in conjunction with Program staff

  • Reviews Notice of Award (NOA) for accuracy, reconciles against the proposed budget. Reviews any discrepancies with Grant and Contracts Office and PI and prepares award budget

  • Prepares a tickler system to notify officers of reporting and other requirements as noted

  • Ensures that all appointments and deadlines are calendared and timely executed with sufficient time dedicated for upper management’s approval of grants/contracts and outgoing documents

  • Reconciling and closing of grants at end of each cycle

  • Coordinate with management and senior accounting to respond to any questions or requests from funders prior to the issuance of awards

  • Preparing for and supervising inside and outside audits, including external and/or grantor audits

  • Facilitate preparation of accurate and timely tax, 1099 and other required reporting

  • Provide technical direction to the different accounting functional areas (invoice processing, billing, cash receipts, work order processing, receivable collections, cash application, month-end close, journal entries, statistical data, and payroll).

  • Implement accounting best practices.

  • Ensure accounting policies and practices company with financial, audit and grantor requirements.

  • Suggest and facilitate the development and continuous improvement of internal controls and Organization Policies and Procedures.

  • Adhere with federal state, and grant policy and procedure guidelines




Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Ability to work effectively in close collaboration with the Accounting team, Human Resources, Managing Attorneys, Director of Operations, Associate, Deputy, and Executive Directors

  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office products, and possesses the ability to learn in-house technology; such as payroll, case management systems, and other office software applications

  • Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and within budget; manages project team activities

  • Coordinates with a manager to prepare and finalize proposal submittal to ensure timely submission of applications and related historical documents

  • Must possess high initiative and be detail oriented

  • Organized and able to work with little supervision

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines

  • Skill in effective oral and written communication

  • Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service

  • Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel


Position Qualifications/Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant accounting and financial experience, or the equivalent in education and experience required.

  • Experience with a non-profit, grant invoicing, or billing governmental agencies

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of advanced nonprofit accounting

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations for nonprofit financial record keeping and reporting especially regarding grant and other donor requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of grant accounting and contract management

  • Advanced experience using Excel, including pivot tables and custom reporting

  • Advanced QuickBooks skills




Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA Certification

  • Certified Contract Manager

  • AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate

  • Knowledge of the Super Circular and other OMB Circulars 


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TLSC seeks an experienced Controller responsible for essential financial and accounting functions, including appropriate close and reporting cycles, grant, and contract accounting, cost and match allocations, operational and grant budgeting, and audit, review and tax support.

Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Parntership

The staff attorney is responsible for assisting eligible clients with receiving coordinated medical and legal care.  The staff attorney furthers the mission of the medical-legal partnership (MLP), which allows clients to receive holistic, one-stop-shop services that meet their medical and legal needs in a coordinated approach.  

This attorney in this position is expected to:   

  • Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards as a member of the State Bar; 

  • Adhere to the American Bar Association Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid; 

  • Embrace and support Texas Legal Services Center’s (TLSC) overall mission; and 

  • Comply with all grant requirements, regulations, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements, including those of the applicable medical partner(s).  


This is a grant-funded position.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Managing Attorney

Days and Hours of Work: Mon.-Fri.; Hours to be scheduled by the Managing Attorney between 8 am – 6 pm.

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Managing Attorney.

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Essential Functions:

• Provide legal advice, assistance, referrals, and representation, where applicable, to eligible clients in a compassionate, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed manner.

• Conduct intake interviews, confirm eligibility for services, check for conflicts of interest, and take appropriate course of action to appropriately address the client’s legal problem.

• Perform research and analysis, communicate with third parties, and assist in drafting, revising and filing legal documents.

• Cultivate working relationships and partnerships, both internally and with health care professionals, students, and other social services agencies in the community and statewide, to advance program and organizational goals.

• Present complex, relevant legal topics to lay members of the community.

• Lead or assist with promoting education efforts statewide and in local programs.

• Travel to locations outside of Austin to address and/or resolve client issues or further education efforts.



Other Functions:

• Assists with pursuing funding for the medical-legal partnership.

• Ensure all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly and appropriate manner.

• Provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting in a prompt manner.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education (Required):

• Minimum 2 years of law experience.

• Experience presenting complex, relevant legal topics to lay members of the community and health professionals.

Knowledge/Skills (Required):

• Current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact LGBTQ+ clients who are also seeking or receiving health care.

• Advanced knowledge of:

     -- The health-harming legal needs of the LGBTQ+ community, including the drafting and filing of legal petitions, orders, and  the like for obtaining name and gender-marker changes plus preceding steps, such as cleaning criminal history, and post-order steps, such as update of identifying documents; appealing denial of medically necessary treatment, especially for those with less comprehensive health insurance; drafting documents related to medical and estate planning; and litigating discriminatory actions against the transgender population.

     -- Medical insurance appeals, medical decision-making and estate planning, and other law related to the LGBTQ+ population.

• Working knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, charity care, Medicare, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, the Women, Infants and Children Program, long-term care, payment plans for healthcare bills, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Family and Medical Leave Act, private insurance, continuation of healthcare after end of employment, prescription drug coverage and the low-income subsidy, denial of treatment, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, advance directives and end of life planning. 

• High-level organization skills.

• Exceptional listening, writing, and oral communications skills.

• Strong time management skills and high attention to detail.

• Proficiency with (or the ability to quickly learn) LegalServer (TLSC’s case management system), Adobe, Microsoft Office products, and the Electronic Health Record and Enterprise Practice Management systems of the applicable medical partner(s).

• Good understanding of the philosophy of a medical-legal partnership.

• Understanding of grant requirements and associated reporting needs.

• Ability to effectively collaborate and provide high-level counseling.

• Ability to provide services, oral and written, in both fluent English and at least proficient Spanish or other language.

• Ability to travel to out-of-town locations that include overnight stays.

• Ability to work with clients in a patient, trauma-informed, culturally appropriate, and non-judgmental manner.

• Ability to enter information into system accurately.

Knowledge/Skills (Preferred): 

• Fluency in English and Spanish or other language (reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

Physical Requirements: 

• Sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time.

• Occasional bending, squatting, and kneeling.

• Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force at times to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

You will be redirected to Paylocity, the software we use for talent aquisition.

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