Accountant – Entry Level

POSITION: Accountant – Entry Level 

LOCATION: New York, NY

COMPENSATION: Base salary will commensurate with experience, up to $80,000, plus Paid Overtime Benefits; Paid Time Off; 401K; Travel; generous bonus, benefits including Medical and Dental Coverage and more!

OVERVIEW: Seeking a highly motivated and ambitious Accountant looking to develop a long-term career within the Accounting department of a well-established law firm. This position provides support to the Financial Operations Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provide analytical support and information requests to Financial Operations Manager
  • Process expense reports and invoices, prepare cost batches, wires and checks 
  • Audit coding for receipts and approve expense reports and invoices
  • Prepare and generate Excel Spreadsheets and reports for Partners including cash and billing reports  
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Analyze trends and investigate discrepancies
  • Complete month-end financial close, monthly, quarterly and annual closing activities and financial statement analysis 
  • Prepare account reconciliation; process and analyze account transactions including accrued expenses, journal entries and maintain up to date files
  • Research, analyze and resolve inquiries pertaining to financial transactions
  • Review daily transactions and partner with non-accounting staff as needed
  • Manages balance sheet accounts ensuring integrity by thoroughly reviewing account activity and balances for validity and prepare supporting audit schedules
  • Take part in providing information for year-end audit and tax preparation

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 1+ year of accounting/financial reporting, auditing or tax experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands under tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Familiarity with Elite and Chrome River is a plus!
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to work overtime when necessary