Part-Time Accounts Payable Specialist


About Us:

The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality appellate representation to indigent New Yorkers. We are committed to ensuring that every individual has access to fair and just legal representation in the appellate courts and in a panoply of post-conviction litigation. Our team of dedicated attorneys, paralegals, and staff work tirelessly to advocate for our clients' rights and uphold the principles of justice.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Part-Time Accounts Payable Specialist to join our finance team. This role will play a crucial part in maintaining accurate financial records and ensuring the timely and efficient processing of payments for the organization. The successful candidate will have a strong background in accounting principles and procedures, exceptional organizational skills, and a commitment to our mission of providing legal representation to those in need.


  • Process accounts payable transactions, including vendor invoices, expense reimbursements, and other disbursements, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Review invoices and supporting documentation for accuracy, proper approval, and compliance with organizational policies.
  • Reconcile vendor statements to ensure all outstanding invoices are accounted for and resolved promptly.
  • Communicate with vendors and internal stakeholders to address inquiries related to accounts payable matters.
  • Assist with month-end closing processes, including preparing journal entries and reconciling accounts.
  • Collaborate with the chief financial officer to improve accounts payable procedures and enhance overall financial efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with financial policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with ad hoc financial projects and provide support during audits.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field preferred.
  • Proven experience in accounts payable or a similar financial role, with a minimum of two years of relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles and procedures.
  • Proficiency in using accounting software, preferably QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record-keeping.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Center for Appellate Litigation.


The position will be based at our office in New York City.


This is a part-time position, and the hours can be flexible based on the candidate's availability, with an estimated commitment of 20-25 hours per week.

IMPORTANT: This position is not remote or hybrid and requires an in-office presence of 2-3 days per week based on a Monday-Friday workweek.


Compensation will be $25 to $34 per hour commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in this part-time position to Please include "Part-Time Accounts Payable Specialist" in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 28, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

This is a non-exempt position.

At CAL, we embrace and value our staff’s diversity, recognizing that our differences strengthen our community and advance our mission. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply. CAL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, citizenship status, color, credit history, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, marital status, partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion, salary history, sexual and reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran or active military service member, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our dedicated team of professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.