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Firms are struggling harder than ever to find suitable candidates to hire in all positions.. Shortages include paralegals, legal secretaries, and mid-level lateral attorneys who demonstrate any signs of entrepreneurialism. There have been a lot of unsuccessful hires. And firms are feeling the impact of the resulting turnover in the bottom line and in the ability to service clients efficiently.  READ MORE

 

Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant

MacElree Harvey, LTD, a mid-sized law firm based in West Chester, PA has an excellent opportunity available for a Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for supporting the CFO/COO to ensure accurate, appropriate, effective, and efficient operations in Finance and other areas of the Firm including general office administration duties.

Responsibilities include:

    • Assists in creating, implementing and maintaining budgets.
    • Maintains cash flow projections to meet cash requirements.
    • Assists with month-end and year-end closing and related journal entries.
    • Responsible for reconciling bank accounts monthly.
    • Evaluates financial reports and accounting procedures.
    • Assists with payroll responsibilities include maintaining cash requirements for payroll, cafeteria and health reimbursement accounts.
    • Responsible for providing guidance to Billing, Payroll/Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Administrators.
    • Supports CFO/COO with other general office administration duties including coordination of firm events, preparing correspondence, handling firm insurance, etc.

Position Specifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or equivalent experience is preferred.
    • A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in finance and accounting with at least 3 years in a law firm preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of general accounting procedures, systems, terms, concepts and policies.
    • Familiarity with general ledger, general journal entries, cost accounting, fixed asset accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
    • Knowledge of accounting for law firm operations, including time and billing systems, alternative billing methods, collections procedures and cost recovery guidelines.
    • Proficient with financial controls, budgeting, financial reporting, cash flow analysis and variance analysis including methods of financial analysis, calculating and interpreting various financial ratios and analyzing comparative financial information.
    • Familiar with features and capabilities of automated financial management systems (TABS).
    • Knowledge of trust accounting procedures and regulations, banking/investment concepts and types of accounts.
    • Computer skills including Excel, Word and TABs software.

Excellent benefits package including 401k and competitive salary offered. Contact Carolyn Van Fleet, Director of Human Resources.

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