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Job Number: 19082141415
Position Title: Accounting Manager

Mid-size defense litigation firm in downtown Los Angeles seeking an Accounting Manager to oversee the billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accounting staff.

- Supervise the workflow and performance of the billing specialist and accounts payable staff, including providing ongoing performance feedback.

- Managing the day-to-day operations of the billing and accounts payable functions including billing, cash management, and accounts payable

- Oversee the month and year–end closing procedures

- Process semi-monthly payroll and tax filing requirements; submission of 401k Contributions

- Collaborate with CPA and Managing Partner 

- Monitor and evaluate process improvements and project and ensure milestone completion

- Responsible for client trust accounting for retainer and settlement accounts 

- Responsible for firm’s submission of local, state and federal tax reports

- Prepare weekly/monthly billing cycle reports for Managing Partner.

- Preparation of firm budget

- Preparation of timekeeper productivity reports

- Oversee and prepare Profit and Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Trial Balance and  cashflow reports

- Handle general ledger

- Bank reconciliations

- Monitor accounts receivables and supervise collection efforts

- Resolve complex billing issues, open new client/matters in finance system, set-up special billing arrangements in billing system; provide assistance with case budget issues; troubleshoot basic finance software issues

- Responsible for hiring, training and development of finance staff 

Required Skills:

- Minimum 5+ years of accounting experience in a law firm , including 3 years in a supervisory role

- Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, legal or related field preferred, but not required

- Legal E-Billing Knowledge: 3+ years required; experience with Legal Tracker, Tymetrix, Counsel Go, Collaborati, and CounselLink preferred

- Understanding of general accounting principles; Finance, accounts receivable, payable and client trust account recordkeeping

- Ability to examine issues, make appropriate decisions and ensure prompt actions to ensure data integrity

- Strong working knowledge of, and hands-on practical experience with, technology tools and applications typically used in Legal department settings including eBilling and Matter Management software

- Understanding of billing guidelines and rules; able to evaluate rates

- Experience in project management

- Strong technical skills; proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

- Experience with Rippe & Kingston’s LMS finance software, Elite software, or Timeslips software preferred.

- Working knowledge of corporate finance/budgeting practices

- Work independently, taking initiative to move projects to conclusion

- Must be a team player, detail oriented and organized. Able to manage multiple projects and work well under pressure of deadlines

- Must have a sense of urgency relating to client requests and should be able to meet deadlines

- Excellent customer service acumen and ability to interface with partners, associates, staff members, clients and vendors and demonstrate patience, understanding and integrity with clients and all staff members

- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

- Maintain confidentiality of client and internal finance information

- Appearance and behavior consistent with the firm’s policies and procedures

Salary: salary is up to $125,000 plus parking/travel allowance for the right candidate.
Position Available: 08/02/2019
Date Posted: 08/02/2019
Contact Information: Email resume and salary requirements to:

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