Current Accounting/Finance Opportunities
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Strategic Pricing Manager - For prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for developing resourceful pricing solutions and effecting project management with best practices to meet profitability goals. This role focuses on development of pricing proposals in response to client demands, and creating/tracking budgets for large matters supporting Legal Project Management initiatives.
Duties for this position:
Collaborate with key stakeholders, supporting development of profitable pricing solutions regarding client RFPs and informal pricing requests.
Support lawyers in rate and fee negotiations with clients.
Advise/educate lawyers on the potential risks and reward of non-standard fee arrangements.
Provide leadership in development of alternative fee arrangements, with appropriate consideration of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
Analyze historical matter performance and develop budgets for large engagements. Work toward meaningful profitability, efficiency improvement and reduction of write-offs.
Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree, Minimum of three years of law firm pricing experience required with demonstrated progression in scope of responsibilities. Successful experience managing teams in a client facing role. Ability to concisely summarize complex quantitative concepts, both verbally and in written communications, to stakeholders.
Advanced level of proficiency in financial modeling and spreadsheet functionality.
Ability to manipulate data effectively and present findings to management and lawyers.
Successful experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Senior Financial Analyst - for global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is engaged in the Firm’s budget and forecast efforts, working with senior management to develop realistic targets and tracking performance against these targets through monthly and ad hoc reporting. Strong analytical skills and ability to present financial information in a concise and easily comprehensible manner are critical to success in this role.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
3-5+ years of successful experience in a related role showing progressive growth in responsibilities
Law firm or professional services experience highly preferred
Specific experience in budgeting, forecasting, and monthly financial reporting required.
Strategic/analytical thinker with superior problem solving and decision making skills.
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ideal candidate is proactive and has strong interpersonal and written communications skills with the ability to concisely summarize conclusions and observations to senior/executive management.
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, with a focus on financial modeling and advanced Excel features.
Experience using financial and budgeting applications required.
Highest level of integrity and discretion, with the ability to professionally work with highly sensitive and confidential information.
Technical Skills: Budgeting/Forecasting software applications required. OLAP-based is a plus. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, proficient in developing macros, utilizing complex formulas, and advanced level features in Excel. Relational databases/SQL writing exposure is a must. Report writing skills is a plus -- Crystal Reports or similar software. Experience with data visualization software is a plus -- Tableau or similar software.
Duties and Responsibilities: Analyze results against budget, forecast prior period/year to identify trends, highlight drivers, and expose risks to achieving financial targets. Evaluate overall performance and communicate findings regarding profitability and productivity. Prepare standard reporting and other Firm level reporting/analytics for executive leadership. Produce expense reporting for department leads. Initialize the budgeting process with benchmarks and targets set by the executive team for the planning year. Construct detailed revenue budgets with guidance from CFO and assist department leads to develop their respective expense budgets. Consolidate final budget, prepare budgeting materials and analytics for meetings with the executive team. Prepare full forecasts quarterly leveraging recent performance metrics to restate/adjust targets. Collaborate with department leads to incorporate expense adjustments as needed. Build complex financial and performance models with imbedded calculations to evaluate planning scenarios for decision-making purposes. Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed. Extract and consolidate data for participation in external and client focused surveys. Evaluate growth/attrition in headcount, assess Firm’s diversity, summarize performance metrics, and other financial information. Identify opportunities to increase automation, streamline reporting practices, improve accuracy, and reduce the amount of time required to complete specific tasks. Salary is commensurate with experience; generous employee benefits offered.
Accounts Payable Manager - for global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the accounts payable function. 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 will be the leader regarding implementation of systems and processes related to accounts payable and disbursements firm-wide.
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. At least 3 years of Finance/Accounting experience and at least one year supervisory experience is required. Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills required. Proven leadership skills with the ability to work both independently and within a group. The ability to prioritize work, handle high pressure situations, and meet deadlines is a must. Effective research and problem solving skills are necessary to be successful in this position. Prior experience and ability to prepare and present results for senior management is required.
Duties for this position:
Supervision of A/P payment staff; including performance evaluation. Management of the A/P function for all offices, management of vendor database and communications with vendors regarding unpaid invoices, analyze/draft amendments to A/P procedures complying with Firm policies and regulatory requirements, address functionality of accounts payable policies and procedures, including internal control procedures; update as necessary. Oversee system and workflow improvements utilizing Chrome River expense management software. Develop/monitor metrics to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of accounts payable operations and drive exceptional efficiency and service levels. Develop/oversee compliance process for reporting, use tax filing and unclaimed/abandoned property. Establish guidelines for all project requests made to A/P both from within the department and outside. Work directly with other department personnel on automation issues, training, and interfaces. Resolve complex or non-routine situations independently, resolve reconciling items when needed, work closely with the GL team, and participate in the annual audit. Ensure that staff members provide consistent and exceptional customer service to internal and external clients. Develop staff through formal and informal coaching, appropriate assignments, and the performance evaluation process to ensure work is appropriately prioritized and processed effectively. Stay current with developments, a practice and industry trends in the accounting field as it impacts the accounts payable function. Salary is commensurate with experience; generous employee benefits offered.
Senior Business Analyst - for top tier global law firm in Washington, DC. This position will support the implementation of the diversity and inclusion approach and plan. This position will also focus on supporting the strategic analyses to inform and enhance diversity and inclusion. The position will work closely with the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Co-chairs, Standing Committee, Director, Affinity Group leaders, and other key stakeholders including leaders in the Finance/Accounting department.
Responsibilities for this position include:
· Support and consult with the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, D&I Co-Chairs, D&I Standing Committee, D&I Director, and Affinity Group leaders regarding D&I reporting, analyses and special projects.
· Develop/implement D&I performance reporting templates, and analyze progress against goals
· Analyze Firm, practice groups or office/location D&I performance against goals and produce analytical reporting packages.
· Support the analysis of current state D&I performance and identify trends in D&I performance, and provide recommendations for improvement.
· Provide the D&I metrics and responses for client D&I surveys, RFPs, and other client D&I requests.
· Conduct data gathering, analyses and support identification of insights and recommendations as
part of the development of the annual D&I report to the Management Committee.
· Prepare executive briefing summaries for the CDIO prior to D&I Committee meetings, quarterly Executive Committee meetings, and other senior leader meetings.
· Support strategic initiatives and analysis as directed by the CDIO and D&I Director.
· Leverage existing systems to enhance the quality, efficiency, and timeliness of business financial
· Recommend system and process enhancements, and changes as necessary to advance efforts to
increase, and improve content presentation, and method of production of reports and analysis.
· Develop strong understanding of the D&I initiatives in the D&I Strategic Action plan.
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus. Knowledge of Excel, Access (or relational databases), superior analytical skills and strong financial capabilities, mastery of data analysis using advanced excel analytical functions, mastery of graphical data presentations, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, self-confident, ambitious leader comfortable liaising with partners, executive leadership, and confident in running meetings, hands-on experience writing and building reports from various sources including Workday, ability to identify and analyze multifaceted problems and recommend solutions.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Pricing Manager – Alternative Fee Arrangements. (HIRING NOW!) For prominent law firm in Washington, DC.
This position is responsible for creating creative pricing solutions and executing project management best practices to meets Firm profitability goals. This position plays a significant role in fulfilling the Pricing team’s responsibilities and contributing towards financial objectives.
• Work with attorneys and staff, to develop profitable alternative fee arrangements.
• Advise/educate attorneys on potential risks/reward of AFAs, such as fixed fees, partial and full contingent matters, and blended rates.
• Provide leadership regarding development/evaluation of alternative fee arrangements, with appropriate consideration of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
• This position is a key resource for client development and marketing teams. Ensure fee proposals are consistent with the firm’s strategic goals and appropriately capture value.
• Liaise with marketing, accounting, and other departments to identify/deploy best practices.
• Deliver excellent customer service in response to attorney and client requests.
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years of financial analytics and/or pricing experience in a law firm developing alternate fee arrangements strongly preferred, successful experience in a client-facing role ideal, ability to concisely summarize complex quantitative concepts, verbally and in writing to stakeholders, proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, proficiency with financial modeling and spreadsheet functionality, proven ability to manipulate data effectively and present findings to management and lawyers, experience proactively managing multiple, simultaneous projects, proven ability to meet tight deadlines and successfully manage competing priorities, exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, excellent interpersonal/client service skills, ability to consistently communicate effectively and collaboratively with lawyers and staff of all levels. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Rate Coordinator – (HIRING NOW!) for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position assists with the implementation and maintenance of the Firm’s billings rates and fee arrangements, and coordinates the compliance process to ensure clients’ outside counsel guidelines are being executed.
Analyzing, managing, and reporting accuracy, integrity, and compliance of client account data and documentation.
Assists the team with maintenance requests such as matter reopening and closing, address changes, and client name changes.
Thorough knowledge of client billing requirements and institutionalized discounts.
Assists with implementation and management of rates and fee arrangements, including annual increases.
Determines best practices for rate set up and communicates with lawyers regarding implementation of annual increases and provides analyses.
Maintains database of pending rate negotiations and approvals including e-billing vendor approvals and communicates status to billing lawyers.
Documents/tracks Firm-wide client discounts and determines best practices for discount set up in Accounting database.
Provides e-billing team accurate listings of timekeeper rates for submission to 3rd party vendors for the annual increase process and monthly as needed for new timekeepers.
Provides analyses for use by Firm Management in the periodic review of non-standard fee arrangements.
Offers solution options for various situations and seeks to enhance knowledge of all rate procedures and processes.
Bachelor’s degree required, minimum 3 years of client accounting/billing experience in a law firm, proficiency with Elite, Excel, Access and law firm billing software. Strong interpersonal communication skills.