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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Controller/Finance Director for top tier boutique global law firm in DC. Candidate will be responsible for financial management (European and DC offices), annual budgets, oversight of day to day accounting functions, working with accounting firm regarding partner distribution schedules, internal financial reporting, preparation of P&L reports, maintain legal and regulatory compliance regarding financial functions, ensure compliance with government reporting requirements and tax filings. This is a small firm with global offices. Candidate will interface with Partners in all offices regarding analysis, reporting and strategic planning. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, MBA ideal, CPA required, prior financial/accounting experience with an international law firm required, flexibility for travel to European offices 4x yearly, 10+ years of successful experience in a law firm environment, experience working with limited liability partnership accounting, prior experience overseeing multiple accounting functions such as finance, contracts/procurement, business analysis. Candidate should be experienced in analyzing financial and operational data and creating executive dashboards, financial reports, and projections and presenting info to management team/Partners. Experience with UK Solicitors accounts rules a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Staff Accountant for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and preparing financial schedules. Candidate will also assist with fixed assets accounting and client trust and escrow accounts. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, at least 2 years of experience in general ledger/financial reporting required, prior experience with a law firm or professional services organization, prior public accounting or audit experience preferred, CPA or CPA candidate ideal, advanced proficiency with Excel required (data manipulation, advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookups, etc.), general overall knowledge of accounting, including journal entries, reconciliations, expense variations, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, flexibility to work overtime. Salary $50k – 60k.
Financial Analyst – for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for assisting attorneys in developing pricing strategies, initiating innovative fee structure, and executing analytics to measure success. Duties for this position: Working with attorneys in assigned Practices to develop pricing strategies and standardized fee structures that drive sector growth. Assist in training attorneys regarding pricing best practices; responding to attorney requests regarding internal metrics using financial models to assess profitability of new business proposals; assisting creating feasible pricing solutions via alternative fee arrangements; provide analysis of Practice specific monthly financial reports, key performance indicator reports, client and attorney reports, etc.; provide individual attorney training sessions as needed; promote Firm legal project management software, tools and matter management techniques; assist with pricing related aspects of RFPs and work with Marketing teams regarding client budgets and alternative fee arrangements in order to maximize client value and firm profitability. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or JD preferred. Must have at least 2 years of experience in a legal financial planning and analysis role, strong analytical skills with advanced knowledge of data mining using MS Excel required, prior experience with business intelligence or report writing software preferred, proves success in collaborating effectively with attorneys, clients and staff, prior success in effectively presenting complex financial information in an easily understood format to decision makers, strong leadership, interpersonal and written communication skills, flexibility for overtime as necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Client Account Specialist – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for managing billing/collections processes from engagement to collections. Duties include: ensuring accurate client account set up, billing and collection arrangements, and inventory management for assigned client portfolios; verifying rates with the rate analyst; implementing the outside counsel guidelines; monitoring fee caps, tier discounts and matter budgets; setting up and monitoring alerts; managing process from prebill to final bill; coordinating with e-Billing Coordinators to set up e-Billing for new clients; submitting invoices electronically, ensuring successful submission and troubleshooting any issues; providing rate analysis upon request and recommending solutions. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Accounting, Finance or Business focus preferred), at least 3 years of law firm billing, collection or account management experience, prior hands-on experience with complex accounting analysis, advanced proficiency in Excel, Aderant and ARCS/Minisoft collection software or similar, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, proven attention to detail and organizational skills to manage large amounts of data, flexibility for overtime when necessary. Salary commensurate with experience.
Law Firm Billing Rate Analyst – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for assisting with determining billing rates for and also ensuring that special rate tables are accurate. Duties include: assisting timekeepers with rate specific projects and rate inquiries; preparing client rate specific spreadsheets for client approvals; comparing rate sections to accounting software for accuracy, follow up with timekeeper regarding verifications or correction prior if inaccurate, respond to requests for information, clarification and special analyses from billing attorneys and clients and responsible for conversion of rates (USD, GBP and EUR), and input into Accounting System. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree desired, prior billing experience in a law firm, billing analysis experience is a plus, superior interpersonal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and organizational skills, proficiency with using Excel and prior experience working with databases is required, flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Staff Accountant – A/P focus - for prominent law firm in DC. The ideal candidate is a recent college grad with a Finance/Accounting degree and Internship or work experience within the Accounting field. This is an entry level position with a focus on A/P duties. This position is responsible for auditing, recording and processing firm invoices and employee expense reports. Candidate is also responsible for preparing/processing checks and electronic payments to vendors and employees and will set-up and validate vendors during the supplier onboarding process. This position also will provide research and backup documentation to others in the department when necessary. Position Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required in Accounting or Finance, internship or work experience in accounting/finance related position, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, strong research and problem solving skills with an attention to detail, knowledge of Chrome River and 3E accounting system database a plus. Salary 46k plus generous benefits package.
Strategic Pricing Analyst – For prominent global law firm. This position is responsible for producing creative pricing solutions and effecting project management best practices ensuring the firm meets profitability goals. The Strategic Pricing Analyst will support a variety of strategic initiatives, such as development of alternative fee arrangements, execution of legal project management best practices and analysis of client rate agreement profitability. Candidate will support strategic pricing initiatives with financial modeling and data mining analysis and will identify, extract and summarize information from various sources for specific internal and client reporting. Some of the duties for this position include: analyzing historical data supporting the development of pricing proposals and the setting of timekeeper billing rates; support existing client/matter teams with ad-hoc pricing and reporting needs; leverage client and market data to make recommendations to attorneys and management regarding billing rates and pricing constructs; assist with the development of financial tools, processes and best practices in relation to the pricing and business development process. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, a minimum of 3-5 years financial analysis experience within a law firm or professional services firm, advanced expertise in financial modeling and spreadsheet functionality is required; proven success in manipulating data effectively and presenting findings to management and attorneys; experience with SQL or Tableau ideal; proficiency with Excel required, experience with Elite ideal. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Billing Coordinator – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for coordinating monthly billing process and working with collection and AP staff to facilitate the process. This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager. *Ideal candidate for this position is a recent college graduate with a degree in Accounting or Finance and internship experience working in the accounting/finance field. This is a junior/entry level Coordinator position that offers a fantastic opportunity for candidates to get their feet wet in the Accounting field at a fast paced firm that offers the opportunity for growth. Some of the duties include: reviewing/distributing monthly pre-bills from CMS, preparing bills for final review, tracking billing process in stages and reporting results to Accounting Manager and other offices when requested, managing e-billing accounts for clients who require it, ensuring proper approval of all write-offs and transfers, coordinating with Collections staff regarding status of bills and providing copies of open invoices when requested, assisting in resolving uncollectible accounts, researching expenses when necessary, maintaining electronic and hard copy filing, reporting write-off and delinquent billing results as requested. 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.
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.