Law Firm Staff Accountant

Legal E
Washington D.C.
Aug 10, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Full Time

Law Firm Staff Accountant

DC law firm is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their Accounting Department team.  Candidate will be responsible for performing accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll functions with specific duties that include:

  • Manages the payroll process to include computation of required and voluntary deductions, timesheets, maintenance of payroll records and reports.
  • Assures that wages, salaries, and deductions are paid in accordance with established policies.
  • Performs recurring monthly journal entries.
  • Assists with preparation of monthly Financial Statement package and variance analysis.
  • Assists with annual budget process.
  • Assists with annual financial, 401(K), tax and Workers’ Compensation audits.
  • Completes daily bank reconciliations for all offices.
  • Maintains headcount and FTE reports.
  • Assists with compiling survey data.
  • Facilitates the processing of monthly benefit insurance invoices and reconciles benefits and payroll deductions.
  • Works with payroll company to create and distribute year-end W-2 and 1095-C tax forms.
  • Maintains employee payroll records as required.
  • Ad-hoc reporting and financial analysis.
  • Assists with accounting systems database administration.
  • Updates job knowledge by attending webinars, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.

Candidate should have a four year degree in accounting or finance and five years working within a law firm.  Experience in accounting/finance/payroll may be substituted for a degree.  Candidate should have advance knowledge of Excel and Pivot Tables, Elite or other law firm accounting software.  Candidates with professional services experience may be considered in lieu of law firm work.  Experience with report writing / SQL queries and payroll software experience is required.  Candidate should have a strong aptitude with accounting principles, ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment.  Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a customer service focus.  Hours are 9:00 – 5:30.  Some OT may be required. 

Resumes should be submitted in Word format to:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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