HR - Payroll and Accounting Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a human resources / payroll and accounting specialist to assist with personnel, payroll, and accounts payable duties. With funds from United Way, other private foundations, and local, state, and federal governments, Legal Aid employs over 150 staff, including 80 attorneys, to provide free civil legal services to low-income persons and others in Central Minnesota. The position is located in the downtown Minneapolis administrative office which provides support to eight program offices. Payroll is performed by a service bureau based on input supervised by the comptroller. The general ledger and accounts payable are maintained on an in-house computer system. Legal Aid is a nonprofit corporation and is audited annually. The position has frequent interactions with the Human Resources Director and the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) Officer.   

DUTIES:  The human resources / payroll and accounting specialist performs basic personnel and accounting services. including maintaining personnel records, posting job openings, managing benefit enrollments and FMLA and COBRA administration, proofing and preparation of payroll, orientation of new employees, maintaining personnel files, tracking of paid time off balances, assisting the DEI Officer, and billing colleges/universities for law clerk reimbursements. Non-personnel duties include keying accounts payable, preparing and mailing checks, and maintaining the accounts payable files. If time allows, the individual may perform bank account and other reconciliations.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Basic knowledge of personnel management, ability to meet deadlines, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and spreadsheet skills required. Work is fast paced, requires analytic skills, and includes data input and some filing. The position requires familiarity with basic personnel and accounting concepts, attention to detail, and the ability to be trained quickly. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required. Two-year degree preferred. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  Hourly position. The starting salary will be $34,396 to $39,366, depending on experience. Benefits include family health insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and short and long-term disability insurance.

APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and salary expectations online at: by Wednesday, September 30, 2020, or until position is filled.

No calls please. Questions can be emailed to

Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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