Accounting Department Administrative Assistant

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2022
May 24, 2022
Accountant, Finance
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The Finance & Accounting Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Accounting Department Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC office.  The Accounting Department Administrative Assistant will provide clerical and project support to the Finance & Accounting Managers and Directors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing memos, emails and reports as requested.
  • Preparing various departmental letters, including: partner employment verification letters; partner retirement plan participant cost of living adjustment letters; residency certifications; and compensation memos for Counsel.
  • Providing Form W-9 and completing Bank Verification or Vendor Verification forms on request from clients and vendors.
  • Photocopying, faxing, and scanning documents as well as preparing certified mail.
  • Compiling and entering partner forms as well as following up with partners for missing forms.
  • Collecting and compiling data for firm charitable contribution letters. Following up with charitable organizations to obtain letters, if they are not received.
  • Maintaining Finance & Accounting Department policies and procedures.
  • Assisting in the administration of firm credit cards.  Reconciling monthly use to ensure users are complying with firm policy.
  • Recording and depositing physical checks received in the DC office.
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for the Finance & Accounting Managers or Directors.


  • Two-year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of one year of administrative experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency (formulas, vlookup, pivot tables).
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proven dedication to completing projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

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