Accounting Assistant (Law Firm)

Employer
Legal E
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Commensurate with experience.
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Function
Accountant
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

TYPE: Direct Hire

LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (metro-accessible)

SUPPORTS: Accounting Coordinator

Boutique litigation firm seeks an Accounting Assistant with at least three years of law firm Accounting experience to join their team and support their Accounting Coordinator.  Firm offers collegial environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork and excellent benefits!

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

>Functioning as their Accounts Payable Specialist …

  -Processes all payables, including, but not limited to: reviewing, coding, and posting invoices

  -Investigating and resolving payment and coding issues

  -Communicating and facilitating resolution of problem invoices and / or expense reports

  -Handling and quality-checking monthly check runs

  -Assisting in and responding to partner and vendor inquiries

  -Reconciling firm credit card statements

  -Assessing and processing D.C. Sales and Use Tax as well as staying abreast of changes and / or updates to code

>Assisting with new matter intake

>Assisting with preparations for monthly billing

>Assisting with special projects and other duties, as requested

>Responding to inquiries from partners and clients

REQUIREMENTS:

>B.A. or B.S. degree (Accounting or related strongly preferred) + general office experience (in a law firm strongly preferred) + at least three years of law firm Accounting experience

***Mathematical aptitude, prior e-billing experience, and knowledge of Accounting programs a plus!

>Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; comfortability learning new software

>Energetic, highly attentive to detail, and creative with a “team player” mentality

>Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently

>Mindful of confidentiality