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Senior Accountant - Parsippany, NJ

The Senior Accountant will be involved with accounting operations including accounts payable supervision, expense budgeting and forecasting, budget analysis and reporting, account reconciliation, partner personal allocations, partner distributions, former partner capital payments, and administrative reporting. The position will report to the Controller but also work closely with the Director of Accounting and Accounting Manager and interact with partners, attorneys, senior executives, and all staff levels. The successful candidate will be a motivated, technology savvy, team member able to manage multiple functions with an opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Supervise accounts payable daily operations, review weekly cash disbursement schedules, monitor recurring vendor payments and employee expense reimbursements.
  • Prepare and maintain expenditure budget for compensation and related accounts including earnings, employer taxes, bonuses, overtime, depreciation and capital expenses, administration accounts; prepare and upload files into the budget application.
  • Prepare monthly budget performance reports and distribute to administrative budget owners, including senior management team.
  • Provide secondary support for maintenance of fixed assets schedule, including the preparation of depreciation calculations and ability to provide estimates and forecasts upon request.
  • Prepare equity partner distribution schedules, coordinate and distribute partner information, upload documents into partner portal.
  • Reconcile equity partner insurance premium receivable accounts, coordinate and reconcile discrepancies with Benefits Manager.
  • Prepare and communicate annual return of capital payments to former equity partners.
  • Maintain listing of special bonus arrangements, track attorney bonuses, and prepare payment schedules.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for select accounts.
  • Provide support to Cash Receipts area for posting client payments and daily reporting.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of three years working experience in a similar capacity for another professional services firm. Legal industry experience preferred.
  • 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 work well with partners, senior management and staff at all levels.