Under supervision of the Controller and Senior Accountant, perform daily and monthly review and analysis of Firm accounts; assist with monthly general ledger maintenance, monthly internal financial statements, cash management and fixed asset tracking and complete ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting as assigned.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Complete daily responsibilities as assigned and including: reviewing bank balances, deposits, and withdrawals; maintenance of “positive pay” file transfers; reviewing general ledger accounts for accurate postings, completing ad-hoc financial analysis and assisting with accounts payable and data transfer issues.
Assist with the monthly accounting cycle including: the timely close of the monthly accounting period, preparing and posting monthly or other ad-hoc journal entries, performing general ledger account analysis, assisting with the monthly financial statements and management package and other reports as assigned.
Assist with annual budgeting, tax filings and compilation preparation as directed.
Interface with Records, Conflicts, Accounting, and Collections personnel as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Proven analytical, mathematical and critical thinking skills.
Acute financial acumen.
Working knowledge of typical legal or service industry accounting methods and issues.
Strong understanding of information technology systems and interfaces with financial and accounting systems.
Responsive to deadlines, timely follow-through, effective problem-solver.
Strong initiative, administrative organization, attention to detail.
Be above reproach, both in fact and in perception, in maintaining the utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee records and business information.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form and provide information with courtesy and fact.
Proven interpersonal, skills and an ability to interact with people at all levels, ages and circumstances in a respectful and mature manner.
Professional appearance, service-oriented attitude.
Education and/or Experience
Accounting Bachelors degree required or requisite professional experience.
CPA designation or licensing in progress.
Minimum 1-3 years of prior accounting or financial experience in the legal or other professional services industry required.
Experience with Juris, Elite, or other legal accounting software strongly preferred.
Working knowledge of financially related software for the legal industry such as electronic billing interfaces, E55 or other time keeping systems, and Equitrac or Copitrac.
Advanced skill in Excel.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Access.
Lift up to 15 pounds and move storage boxes.
Disclaimer: This job description is subject to be amended or changed at the Firm’s discretion. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.