Research Budget Coordinator

Arnold & Porter
Washington D.C.
Jan 05, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Budget Coordinator. This is a hybrid position in our Washington, DC office.  The Research Budget Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
    • Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
    • Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
    • Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
    • Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
    • Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers. 
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.


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