The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is seeking an Accounting Assistant for its Political Action Committee (PAC). AAJ works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to seek justice when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations.
The PAC Accounting Assistant processes cash receipts from contributions and is responsible for record keeping, reconciliation and maintenance of the donor database.
Job duties include:
• Process contributions and maintain reconciliations for a $6 million+ PAC. • Daily maintenance of donor database for the AAJ PAC, its fifty state affiliates, and their respective PACs. • Monthly import of mass transactions for state affiliates with a larger number of donors. • Produce and distribute monthly analytical income reports for state affiliates and AAJ PAC. • Research and resolve contributor inquiries and adjustments by contacting contributors, financial institutions, state Trial Lawyer Associations, and state PACs. • Assist Finance in preparation of monthly reconciliations between reported AAJ PAC revenue and monies received. • Adhere to strict monthly processing deadlines. • Monthly Declines-run decline report and sends declines to states. AAJ PAC declines send via email and phone call. • Vet contributions on a case-by-case basis. Contact individual AAJ PAC contributor regarding their status when filing with the IRS (corporation, partnership, S. Corp., etc.) sending additional partnership forms. In some cases, return check and ask for a contribution from their personal funds. • Perform and complete other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience can be substituted. • 1-2 years accounting experience (preferably in accounts receivable or with PAC administration) preferred. • Experience with accounting software strongly preferred. • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel. Experience with data manipulation and conducting analysis using Microsoft Excel. • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. • Excellent communication skills, including written, as the position requires frequent interaction with members, staff throughout AAJ and with state affiliates. • Ability to work independently daily knowing when to ask for assistance, as a member of the AAJ PAC team. • Excellent customer service skills. • Occasional travel (less than 10%). • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
*AAJ is currently working a hybrid schedule.
**The American Association for Justice (AAJ) requires all employees to show proof of vaccination, including booster vaccination. AAJ will allow for exceptions to COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination based on a medical exemption, disability accommodation, or religious objection; pregnant individuals may also request a deferral if they wish for the duration of the pregnancy.
Unvaccinated staff and staff who have not received the booster shot with approved exemptions or accommodations will be required to comply with weekly testing and to follow CDC guidelines for unvaccinated individuals, which may include wearing a mask at all times.
AAJ offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. AAJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please!
American Association for Justice (AAJ) delivers Exceptional Education, Unparalleled Advocacy, and a Dedicated Community of Trial Lawyers Fighting for Justice. AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims' rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. With members worldwide, and a network of U.S. and Canadian affiliates involved in diverse areas of trial advocacy, AAJ provides lawyers with the information and professional assistance needed to serve clients successfully and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system.