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The Accounting Manager generally oversees all accounting and banking functions of the firm. Through these responsibilities, they ensure the integrity of the financial statements. The Accounting Manager also is responsible for all tax-related issues at the firm, either resolving individually, or in collaboration with our Tax Accountants.

From a personnel standpoint, they oversee the Staff Accountants in all accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. The Accounting Manager ensures that each of these functions are done timely and accurately and resolves any issues that may arise through working directly with the individuals on the Accounting team. They report to the CFO and also works extensively with the Senior Financial Analyst.

Essential Responsibilities: More specifically, the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Daily review of all transactions and Balance Sheet accounts, reconciling any discrepancies, and including oversight of Positive Pay process
  • Daily verification of compliance with internal controls and policies
  • Oversee accounts payable, and in particular, the appropriate use of expense accounts in the general ledger, as well as reconciling and expensing the firm credit cards
  • Oversee draws and payments from/to firm credit facilities
  • Oversee payroll and employee benefits (although not directly responsible for processing payroll or administering those benefits)
  • Lead month-end process, including accounts reconciliation, adjusting journal entries, etc.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and other reports
  • Conduct variance analysis from forecasted values, and communicate those discrepancies
  • On a quarterly basis, work with Tax Accountants to provide necessary information for quarterly tax assessments
  • Annual responsibilities include leading the Annual Review/Audit and 401k Review by external CPAs, as well as generating and submitting 1099s
  • Managing all individual partners’ transactions
  • Working with individuals on the Accounting team, and throughout the firm, to resolve any client-level accounting issues
  • Communicating directly with external vendors, such as Tax Accountants, CPAs, banks, lenders, financial advisors, and other parties
  • Other projects and responsibilities, as assigned

Skills and Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled at working with spreadsheets, databases, MS Office, and financial software applications, experience with Quickbooks a plus
  • Comfortable reviewing financial statements and bank statements
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong presentation, reporting, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage, particularly to further develop and hold accountable those on the team
  • Understanding of Personal Injury practice areas a plus

Special Requirements: N/A

Temperament:

  • Able to work independently and be an effective team-player
  • Capable of identifying problems and solutions
  • Able to handle high-pressure situations
  • Strong emotional IQ

Education Requirements: B.S. degree in accounting or related field required; CPA accreditation a plus

Experience Requirements: 5-7 year of experience in accounting, corporate finance, or related area

Note from CFO:

Dear Candidate – thank you for your interest in this position.

I think that the best way to describe this position is that of a traditional Accounting Manager in a non-traditional, client-focused, culture-driven, progressive organization. Not only are we a growing law firm, but we also actively and passively participate in a number of other entities and investments – for all of which the accounting is completed in-house. We are focused on process improvement and efficiency via technology and are looking for a candidate that embraces that philosophy and is comfortable with change.

Beyond your accounting experience and know-how, the keys to success in this position are organization and time management. As noted above, we have a number of different entities and business lines. Through our core businesses, we have the privilege of representing thousands of individual clients, and this translates to thousands of transactions. For these reasons, organization is incredibly important. Additionally, we operate in a fast-paced environment, and emphasize meeting deadlines, which is why time management is also important.

I should note that this is a position expected to work in the office, at minimum, 4 days per week. The standard work week at Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP is 35 hours (reflective of 1 hour lunch) per week, and the average for this position is 35-40 hours per week, occasionally exceeding this based on the project. While we are a highly driven firm, we are also extremely family-friendly and believe in providing an environment where our team members can thrive.