Accounting Manager

JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Boston, MA
COMPENSATION: $160k - $180k
REMOTE / ONSITE: Hybrid
POSTED: Jan 13, 2023

Our client is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of the firm is largely determined by the commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. They are driven by their core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration. They are currently seeking to add an Accounting Manager to their team.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$160k – $180k plus Discretionary bonus

Position Overview:

As the Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the office by using your experience and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and the financial properties of a law office to contribute to the strategic planning and implementation of the goals and objectives of the department. Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance.

Responsibilities of the Accounting Manager:

  • Managing and developing accounting staff. Organizing, assigning, delegating, and coordinating the work of the staff to ensure department and office objectives are met timely and accurately
  • Generating performance evaluations and recommending salary increases; working in a collaborative manner with HR and the Global Services Office (GSO) to recruit, select, train, coach, evaluate, and when necessary, discipline employees
  • Acting as a liaison between billing attorney/secretarial staff, practice office billing staff, and clients’ staff by providing expert-level subject matter support.
  • Responding to internal and external inquiries in a timely manner
  • Acting as liaison with e-Billing team. Ensuring corrective action is in place for future submissions
  • Acting as liaison with local Finance Committee member in support of Finance Committee objectives. Ensuring preparation and participation in quarterly Finance Committee calls and facilitating any actionable next steps resulting from calls

Qualifications for the Accounting Manager:

  • Apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude
  • Possess the ability to perform mathematical functions such as calculating ratios and knowledge of algebraic formulas
  • Display the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
  • Ability to proofread work of others to ensure compliance and accuracy, and the ability to use independent judgment and discretion when making majority of decisions
  • A minimum of six (6) years of increasingly complex accounting experience as well as a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in an accounting management capacity, with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in general accounting practices
  • Strong knowledge of legal billing is desired
  • Knowledge of Elite 3E as well as knowledge and proficiency in PC Applications, including MS Office Suite
  • Ability to set-up complex mathematical formulas in Excel spreadsheets is desired

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field
  • CPA or MBA is a plus

Benefits:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 10 paid holidays per year
  • PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Wellbeing programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional development programs
  • Employee discounts and more
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
EOE/M/F/D/V/SO
Position ID: 117629