Firm Accounting Controller
The Controller / Administrator will plan and direct the accounting operations of the company.
- Oversees the operations of the Accounting Department (including general accounting and collections accounting), which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
- Oversees training programs and identifies training needs.
- Maintains the general ledger and all accounting records.
- Administers 401(K) Plan including:
- Maintaining records and documentation for employee elections, changes, etc.
- Providing census at year-end for testing and employer contributions.
- Any amendments, as required by ERISA.
- Coordination of annual audit.
- Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
- Prepares monthly financial reports, including journal entries; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
- Reconciles monthly bank accounts.
- Sets up new bank accounts, as required.
- Maintains copies of all firm contracts, leases, attorney employment agreements, etc.
- Performs all calculations with regard to monthly additional compensation for lawyers.
- Renews all office insurance policies (general liability, package, workmen’s compensation, crime, ERISA bond, cyber), including review of levels of insurance, any audits such as W/C, etc.
- Renews professional liability insurance policy, adding and deleting attorneys during the year.
- Prepares annual business license returns.
- Reviews all payrolls prepared by Human Resources.
- Reviews all accounts payable invoices.
- Recommends benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance.
- Produces the annual budget and forecasts (profit studies by department / client).
- Works with external auditors and provides needed information for audits.
- Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
- Excellent management and supervisory skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Proficient in accounting.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.
- Five to ten years of related experience required.
- Supervisory experience.
- Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred.