Current Accounting/Finance Opportunities
**If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below - or any other position in a law firm please contact Geri Moreland to discuss at email@example.com.
Senior Staff Accountant - This position is responsible for daily treasury management and assisting the manager in ensuring the accuracy of the Firm’s financial reporting. Duties for this position include:
Prepare the daily and monthly global cash position report.
Prepare detailed analysis, including cash flow projections, bank fee/interest projections, rent and occupancy expenses and other key analysis.
Complete quarterly and annual financial covenant reporting as required by the firm’s loan agreements.
Review and maintain office lease and sublease schedules for all offices.
Maintain documentation of firm’s bank accounts and signature authority.
Prepare and review bank and balance sheet reconciliations.
Compile firm data for financial surveys for US and Foreign Governments.
Support audit initiative by preparing audit schedules.
Review fixed asset additions and disposal reports along with gain/loss impact.
Position Requirements: CPA or MBA preferred, Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting required. Ideal candidate has at least 2-3 years of Accounting experience – preferably within a law firm or other large, professional environment, public accounting or audit experience preferred, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Business Advisor – for prominent global law firm in DC. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for coordinating with the Management Committee, Executive Committee and Executive Director regarding financial analyses and special projects. Some of the duties for this position: Analyzing financial and operating metrics supporting practice group management, preparing and then presenting executive briefing summaries for the Management Committee and Executive Director in advance of quarterly meetings with practice and industry leaders, identifying financial trends in connection with the firm’s strategic plans, developing reporting templates for use in conducting actual vs. plan forecast, and prior year variance analysis, analyzing practice group financial information, key operating metrics, and producing analytical reporting packages, Leverage existing systems to enhance the quality, efficiency and timeliness of business financial reporting, recommending system and process enhancements; implementing necessary changes to advance efforts that increase and improve content presentation, and practice group planning and analysis. Position Requirements: Ideal candidate has experience utilizing Elite Enterprise/3E, Excel, SQL, SSRS, SharePoint, OLAP based tools. Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred. Candidate must have superior analytical skills and strong financial capabilities, proven mastery of data analysis using advanced Excel analytical functions required, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, proven leader comfortable liaising with partners and executive leadership and running meetings, ability to identify and analyze multi-faceted problems and recommend solutions. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Senior Billing Coordinator – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for managing a large client portfolio including billing, different fee arrangements, electronic submission compliance, rate analysis, ad hoc reporting, accrual reporting and monthly status reporting . Candidate will also assist other assigned attorneys regarding billing, preparation and editing of client bills, researching attorney and client inquires, and preparing billing reports. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree is preferred, must have at least 3 years of experience in a legal billing or finance/accounting position. Ideal candidate has strong technical skills and can utilize report writing function with accounting software. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.
Law firm Billing/Collections Coordinator – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for billing and collection work such as drafting bills, e-billing, A/R, and collections. Candidate should have experience/knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping, law firm billing experience, collections and accounting software (QuickBooks and Aderant or Elite ideal). Some of the duties for this position include: assisting with all functions of client billing and collection process, assisting with review of A/R reports, receivables tracking and generating related reports, assisting with the e-billing process, documentation of client billing arrangements and instructions into accounting/billing system, generating customized reports and special projects as required. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, law firm billing/accounting experience, accounting billing software experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. .
Recent Finance or Accounting grad? A/P Staff Accountant - for highly regarded firm. This is a great career opportunity to work in the accounting department of a prominent global law firm! Ideal candidate is a recent grad that has worked in accounting/finance internships throughout college. Responsibilities for this position include: processing invoices and employee expense reports, processing checks and electronic payments to vendors and employees, and setting-up vendor accounts. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree (accounting or Finance)required, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, a complete understanding of accounts payable and its impact on other functions within the Accounting Department, strong research and problem solving skills, experience with Chrome River and 3E accounting system database a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience; generous employee benefits offered.
Compliance/PAC Manager - For top tier global law firm in Washington, DC. This position works closely with lawyers in the Political law practice group. Ideal candidate has PAC filings experience (LDA filings) and enjoys compliance work. Some of the responsibilities for this position:
• Preparing/filing reports under the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA); including quarterly activity reports and semi-annual contribution reports
• Identify vulnerability and risk under lobbying disclosure regulations and report to the Political and Election Law practice group.
• Monitor lobbyists' compliance with reporting deadlines, and provide lobbyists with general, routine guidance on lobbying disclosure requirements.
• Coordinate and manage firm PAC, ensuring PAC compliance with campaign finance limits; and consistency with proposed budget targets, and consistency with established ratios between House and Senate and between the parties.
• Maintain PAC records reports required under the Federal Election Campaign Act. Serve as PAC contact for internal and external communications. Coordinate delivery of PAC checks to candidates. Provide the same PAC services to firm clients.
• Bachelor's degree required
• 5+ years of experience in PAC administration, campaign finance, and Compliance
• Financial management,
• Knowledge of election laws, public official gift and entertainment rules, and federal lobbying rules
• Strong grasp of the political and legislative process
Salary is commensurate with experience.
A/P Analyst for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position responsible for processing invoices and check requests, and paying vendors. Some of the duties for this position include: processing invoices and check requests, processing daily rush checks and monthly batch check runs, reviewing printed checks for proper addresses, distributing signed checks according to routing instructions, entering manual checks written from other offices and audit coding and approvals. Candidate will process wires; immediately entering wires transmitted on the operating bank account and auditing for proper authorizations. Candidate will handle petty cash distribution and balancing, handle vendor statements and conduct research and reconciliation of large amounts of vendor statements. Other responsibilities include maintaining large database of vendor statements involving reconciliation, organization, and consistent follow-up to ensure invoices are submitted timely for client billing. Position Requirements: This position requires proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and deliver prompt, professional responsiveness to all communications. Candidate must work well with high-volume department and complete processing with accuracy and efficiency while meeting daily, weekly and monthly deadlines. Strong interpersonal communication skills required; as this position is responsible for liaising with internal and external vendors, Elite Enterprise accounting software experience highly preferred, Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required. Ideal candidate has 3-5 years of law firm A/P experience. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Assistant Finance Manager - for global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for daily accounts payable function. ***Ideal candidate is working in a technology-driven atmosphere and enjoys utilizing advanced functions of accounting software. This candidate will have strong technical skills and experience using electronic software programs and accounting databases including expense tracking software Chrome River or Concur or similar. Responsibilities include completion of vendor payments, expense reimbursement and disbursement processing. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with local and international statutory requirements. The manager is the lead in implementation processes related to accounts payable and disbursements firm wide and is responsible for supervision of the A/P payment staff including training and performance evaluation. Duties include: Manage the accounts payable function for all offices and other related projects, manage the Vendor database and communications with vendors regarding unpaid invoices, draft amendments to A/P procedures to comply with Firm policies and regulatory requirements, oversee system and workflow improvements utilizing Chrome River, monitor metrics to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of AP operations, oversee compliance process for reporting, use tax filing and unclaimed/abandoned property. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, 3+ years accounting experience, 2+ plus years supervisory exp., progressively responsible experience in accounting, A/P experience with international locations and an understanding of value-added-tax (VAT) required, superior interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of Chrome River and 3E accounting system database or similar. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Law firm Bookkeeper, A/R & Billing Specialist –for highly regarded law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for a variety of bookkeeping, billing and collection work including bank reconciliations, bill preparation and drafting, e-billing, A/R, and collections. Duties for this position include: Accounting/Bookkeeping - assisting with general accounting such as bank reconciliations, tracking escrow and deposit accounts, and data entry, tracking and submission of independent contractors invoices and payment, tracking office sub-leases, reconciliation of deposits and transactions and preparation of monthly statements, preparation of monthly/quarterly invoices for various small entities as well as budget preparation. Billing and Collections - assist with all functions of client billing including invoice preparation , assist with collection process including data entry (collections application), review of A/R reports, receivables tracking and generating related reports, assist with e-billing process including submitting invoices electronically, set-up of new e-billing clients, monitor proper submission of e-bills and assist with the resolution of rejections and short-payments, assist with documentation of clients billing arrangements and instructions into our accounting/billing system (CMS), customize reports and handle special project as required. Position Requirements: This position requires knowledge of basic accounting/bookkeeping practices, law firm billing, collections and legal software. College degree with 1-2 years of law firm accounting/billing experience preferred, excellent interpersonal and written communications skills, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, flexibility to work overtime when necessary, proficiency with Excel, QuickBooks, Aderant or Elite accounting systems. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Director of Procurement – for top tier global law firm in Washington, DC. This position will work with both procurement of services and supply chain. Candidate will be responsible for managing firm-wide purchasing policies and operations to provide consistent, cost controlled protocols. Duties include: Implementing a procurement system establishing best practices, putting in place a contract database to catalog, track and manage procurement contracts, develop a culture of the highest level of service and ethical behavior within the department. This position is responsible for strategic negotiation and administration of procurement contracts and service RFP’s to leverage purchasing power and provide uninterrupted services and goods, establishing a platform for identifying and certifying vendors. The Director will provide management and oversight of the firm’s key supply chain partners with the goal of minimizing risk, and maximizing purchasing power. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred, candidate must have 15+ years of procurement experience in a law firm or professional services firm, proven experience leading sourcing efforts and negotiating supplier agreements, prior successful experience working with procurement technologies and roll-out of such technologies, strong analytical skills and ease with data manipulation and analysis. Salary is commensurate with experience; generous employee benefits offered.
Billing Coordinator – For prominent law firm in Washington, DC. Ideal candidate is a recent Accounting or Finance graduate. Internship experience working in the accounting/finance field is highly preferred. This is a great opportunity to start a career that offers experience and growth in the Accounting field with a global firm. Some of the duties for this position include: managing portfolio of client billing and providing status reports to management; understand individual client billing guidelines; monitor E-billing progress, including status reporting; revise and resubmit short-paid and rejected invoices; analysis, coordination and resolution of billing issues, including ensuring appropriate communications with involved parties is consistently maintained; process client bills (making appropriate edits to drafts); review finalized invoices; ensure monthly billing is completed by deadline; assist billing attorneys with client requests such as budgets, special requests and various client reports; candidate will utilize accounting tools for tracking client specifics and for reporting. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required (Accounting or Finance), a minimum of two years of experience in finance, accounting or billing role required (internships count!), proficiency with MS Office Suite, must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and outstanding customer service attitude, be highly motivated, and enjoy a team-oriented atmosphere. The hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with the flexibility for OT as necessary. Salary is 50k plus paid OT and generous employee benefits package.