Payroll/AR Specialist

Legal E
Washington D.C.
Mar 02, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
Full Time


TYPE: Direct Hire

LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (~10-minute walk from Farragut North Metro Station)


Mid-sized D.C.-based law firm seeks an experienced Payroll/AR Specialist with 5-7 years of strong payroll and AR experience!


>High school diploma or GED; B.A. or B.S. in Accounting or related field + law firm experience preferred; relevant certifications a plus

>Professional / corporate environment experience

>Strong Prove It! scores (in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word; Grammar & Spelling; and Basic Math)

>Excellent attention to detail, analytical / research skills, critical thinking skills, communication / interpersonal / customer service skills


(Accounts Receivable) (AR)
>Applies cash receipts 
>Receives daily checks, ACH, and wire payments and posts to client accounts 
>Researches and provides back-up on client funds in trust account 
>Creates payment and write-off schedules for accounts when necessary 
>Compiles reports for past Accounts Receivable collected 

>Processes monthly and semi-monthly payrolls 
>Uploads and confirms 401k contributions 
>Prepares and posts payroll journal entries (payroll, employee reimbursements, 401k, etc.) 

(Journal Entries) 
>Prepares and posts journal entries for WMATA and personal account withholdings 

(Accounts Payable) (AP)
>Reviews firm invoices before processing for appropriate approval, correct coding, and accuracy 
>Reviews employee reimbursements before processing for appropriate receipts, approval, correct coding, and accuracy 

(Political Action Committee) (PAC)
>Processes monthly employee contributions from semi-monthly payroll 
>Prepares contribution checks when requested by PAC 
>Maintains PAC bookkeeping 
>Files FEC report 
>Bi-Annual LD-203 report 

(Personal Accounts) 
>Runs, distributes, and handles disputes for personal account charges 
>Deducts funds from paychecks on last payroll of the month 

(Of Counsel Reports) 
>Runs and distributes payments received, monthly changes in AR, and aged AR & WIP reports for Of Counsels 

>Files bills and works with the billing staff on billing matters and formats 

(Soft Costs) 
>Reviews soft costs (conference calls, USPTO charges, secretarial overtime, Westlaw research, etc.) before posting to client accounts 

Excellent Metro accessible location; congenial environment and room for growth!

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