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Accounting Manager - Parsippany, NJ

As the Accounting Manager you will be involved in accounting operations including accounts payable management, analysis and reconciliation of vendor accounts, lead process efficiency improvements, account reconciliation, assist with annual expense budget and mid-year forecast, budget analysis and reporting, and administrative reporting. The position will report to the Director of Accounting and will work closely across locations with the Assistant Controller and Senior Finance Manager (analysis and reporting) as well as, effective interaction with partners, attorneys, senior executives, and all staff levels. The successful candidate will be a motivated, technology savvy, skilled communicator and team member able to manage multiple functions in a dynamic environment; success will provide an opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities:

Key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervision of the accounts payable team and oversee the daily operations, review weekly cash disbursement schedules, monitor recurring vendor payments and employee expense reimbursements.
  • Monthly analysis and reconciliation of vendor accounts.
  • Analyze accounts payable workflow processes, identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency and lead implementation of enhancements.
  • Work together with the Director to coordinate activities across locations in close collaboration with the Assistant Controller and Senior Finance Manager to effectively drive departmental operational efficiencies, policies and procedures for all functional areas.
  • Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations for assigned accounts.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual operating expense budget, analysis of account usage and mid-year forecast.
  • Provide secondary support for maintenance of fixed assets schedule, including the preparation of depreciation calculations and ability to provide estimates and forecasts upon request.
  • Learn and support the processing of daily cash receipts and client funds receipts and disbursements.
  • In time, learn various functions within the finance area including inventory management, billing and collections for overall comprehension of departmental responsibilities as related to department succession strategy.
  • Participate in firm-wide and departmental projects relating to operational improvements.
  • Proactively look for opportunities to optimize current reporting and develop new approaches to gain operational efficiency.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance, CPA certified.
  • Minimum of three years working experience in a similar capacity for another professional services firm or experience in public accounting.
  • Experience with automated accounting systems and workflow applications, experience with Aderant or Chrome River a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including experience with Excel VLookup and Pivot Table functions and Word, merge documents.
  • Ability to successfully oversee the work of others, develop the abilities of team members and drive operational efficiency improvements.