Current Accounting/Finance Opportunities
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Director of Pricing & Practice Analysis – for top tier global law firm in Washington, DC. This position works closely with lawyers, management, practice chairs, and administrative leadership, providing guidance and analytical expertise regarding strategic client pricing and matter management, client development, and firm-wide financial reporting and analysis. Duties for this position include: Leading a team of finance professionals, with staffing in two US offices, and one international office. Candidate functions as the primary resource providing coaching, advice, and support regarding pricing proposals, RFPs, and all non-standard fee structures and client agreements. The Director will implement tools to efficiently mine data on prior matters across all practices supporting engagement partners in the development of reliable budget estimates, and assisting with development of creative, workable pricing solutions in response to client demands for alternative fee structures and promote best practices across team, department and firm that increase client value and revenue growth.
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or JD ideal, 5+ years leadership experience within a law firm or professional services organization, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, proactive leader with a team oriented approach, ability to drive business process improvements and the adoption technology solutions, highly skilled with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, experience utilizing business intelligence tools including Tableau or MS PowerPivot, experience working with matter planning tools (such as Umbria). Salary is commensurate with experience.
Strategic Pricing Coordinator – This position is part of a dynamic team responsible for developing creative pricing solutions and implementing project management best practices. This position will support a variety of strategic initiatives, including development of alternative fee arrangements, execution of legal project management best practices, and analysis of the profitability of client rate agreements. Some of the duties for this position: coordinate with attorneys and staff to develop and input engagement budgets into pricing software tool for monitoring and tracking budget-to-actual performance, assist with development of budget templates, alternative fee arrangements, and pricing proposals, support client/matter teams with ad hoc pricing and reporting needs, monitor/track the Strategic Pricing team’s requests, projects and deliverables utilizing the Firm’s project management software solution, direct requests to the appropriate team members and assist in managing expectations for the timing of completion, coordinate meetings and assist with administrative duties, provide excellent customer service in response to attorneys’ ad hoc requests for client pricing and legal project management support. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (business, finance, economics, or similar), prior experience in a law firm or professional services organization, intermediate to advanced level of expertise in spreadsheet functionality required, ability to manipulate data and information effectively, fluency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and complete work within a deadline driven setting. Salary is commensurate with experience.
International Payroll & Tax Specialist – for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC. This position will execute payroll processes for all offices worldwide. Candidate will be the main point of contact for employees and external vendors regarding payroll issues. This position also coordinates closely with Human Resources staff in all regions regarding changes relating to payroll. This position also works closely with domestic tax reporting vendor ensuring accuracy of payroll tax deposits and filings.
3-5 years global payroll experience with a thorough understanding of payroll processes and state, local, and international payroll administration laws
Payroll certification and training is strongly preferred.
Mid-large law firm or professional services experience
Experience working with Workday, ADP, and/or Safeguard is ideal.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Salary is commensurate with experience
Senior Staff Accountant-Treasury - For global law firm in Washington, DC. This position will focus on Firm wide cash management, payment processing, and bank reporting.
Firm wide cash/liquidity management including daily cash report and position to determine internal bank account funding requirements and borrowing needs.
Transaction execution of vendor payments including wires and ACH.
Daily/monthly Financial Institution reporting on balances and transactions.
Forecasting on a cash basis with guidance from the budget and cash projections to predict cash balances and borrowing needs.
Monthly reporting on interest expense, bank fees, etc.
Assist with monthly Cash Flow reporting and bank management – opening/closing accounts
Contact for department metrics and analysis
Bachelor’s degree Accounting, Finance, or Economics
2 + years of experience in Corporate Cash Management, Banking, and Payment Processing.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Excel.
Prior law firm experience a plus.
Thomson Reuters 3E Elite or Accounting systems experience ideal
Chrome River experience a plus
Accounting Assistant – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This is a combination A/P and A/R position and requires some law firm accounting experience. Candidate is responsible for accounts receivable functions including activities necessary to apply payments received; and also responsible for accounts payable functions including activities necessary to process check requests, invoices and credits.
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred, 3 years of legal accounting experience required, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, ability to in a deadline driven environment. Proficiency with Excel, MS Office, and experience on an integrated accounting software required. Salary to 50k.
Senior Systems Analyst (WORKDAY) – for prominent global firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for support/maintenance of Workday, the HRIS system. Candidate will be the technical lead regarding providing application support for software utilized by HR and Payroll departments.Duties for this position include: Software/Application Support, Customer Service/Production Support; such as back-office and end-user support, Reporting, Data Integrity/Management, and Process Improvement.
Position Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, or IT related concentration required, 2+ years in similar position, proficiency with Workday required, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, analytic and problem solving skills, ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information. Salary is commensurate with experience.
E-Billing Administrator – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for all aspects of electronic billing in multiple offices ensuring that all e-billing tasks are completed within firm guidelines/procedures. The Administrator will support department billing, general department issues, prepare department reports, monitor workloads, recommend changes to the assigned workload of billing staff and assist with performance evaluations of teams in DC and NY offices. Position Requirements: Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, strong experience with e-Billing procedures and various e-Billing filing softwares use in a law firm. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Manager of Financial Enterprise Systems – for HQ office of global law firm. This position is responsible for the full application lifecycle, and will oversee specification, design, development, implementation, and operational support of all aspects of the firm’s financial solutions (Elite 3E) and several other systems, including ChromeRiver and the new business intake system. Candidate will implement application solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations and streamline legal work. This position facilitates project management for systems development and enhancement, including relevant business analysis, drafting of requirements documentation, system design and architecture, development of project plans and timelines, testing, and management of end-user expectations. This applies to custom solutions and commercial-off-the-shelf products.
This position will manage a team of programming analysts and also function as liaison to internal customers; engaging with them to understand business needs and anticipate requirements.
Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred, Certification in Microsoft Cloud services is ideal
7+ years of experience managing information systems and teams of developers
Significant experience in a large firm setting, ideally a law firm or similar professional services firm
Prior experience maintaining/supporting Thomson’s Elite 3E infrastructure
Prior experience working with IDE, EDG, and Biztalk to create customizations, reports, and integrations
Background in integrating third-party systems and custom built solutions with 3E.
Experience with expense and invoicing solutions such as Chrome River, specifically using automated processes to load reference data and extract transactions for posting into 3E
Experience working with Intapp Open to support the conflicts clearance and new business intake processes
Fluency with ETL tools such as Integration Builder and writing MSSQLServer stored procedures to extract data for reporting and other systems
Prior success improving user experience in a professional services firm
Experience applying waterfall and agile methodologies in developing customs solutions as needed
Proven project management skills required
Superior interpersonal and written communication skills
Analytical ability and problem solving skills required
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Law firm Billing Specialist/Coordinator – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This boutique firm has strong morale and low staff turnover, and was rated top workplace several years in a row. 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 law firm billing and collections procedures. Experience with Aderant and/or Elite ideal. Some of the duties for this position include: supporting assigned attorneys with client billing duties, 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, a minimum of 2-3 years of law firm billing experience and law firm billing software experience. Salary is commensurate with experience 75k+.