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.
Entry Level 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.
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.
Law firm Accounting/Billing 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. .
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.
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.