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Job #1085: Finance Manager (Law Firm) - New York, NY (4-8-19)

  • Job Title: Finance Manager (Law Firm)
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Job Description:

The Finance Manager will oversee finance operations and provide finance support to partners and the global finance team. Other responsibilities inclue:

  • Provide Financial Management leadership
  • Be a go-to person on finance matters for partners providing insight on processes and protocol.
  • Role will guide and act as primary advisor on all finance-related matters and an integral aspect of the role is to ensure effective, efficient and consistent finance management practices
  • Lead US finance team and supervise Finance Assistant.
  • Manage relationships with Client Relationship Managers at Banking Institutions
  • Daily and monthly bank reconciliations for local accounts. Cash position monitoring.
  • Supervise and manage all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, client billing, etc.
  • Monitor WIP reports and general queries regarding billing while ensuring that partners are managing profitable matters. Monitor client receivables and manage partner notifications.
  • Act as general resource for secretarial staff on all client billing inquiries.
  • Work with Group Finance and Business Services Project Team to assess opportunities for process improvement, centralization and consistency.
  • Liaise with the firm's global Treasury function as necessary regarding cash flow and funding requirements for offices
  • Develop accounting systems, procedures and the control environment as operations dictate.
  • Liaise with Operations Manager/HR in reconciling payroll accounts, benefits and 401k distributions through ADP.
  • Working knowledge of income tax matters affecting a partnership and associated accounting adjustments (e.g. meals and entertainment, fixed asset reporting and accruals calculations)
  • Liaise with external tax advisors and UK-based internal tax team to assist with the processes necessary to file partnership and partner income tax returns.
  • Prepare and file sales tax returns where required.
  • Prepare and file 1099s and other similar tax filings.
  • Proactively assist with tax registrations and other tax filing changes resulting from operations in new states or other business expansion.
  • Liaise with the global partnership tax team and external advisors on ad hoc local tax matters arising in US.

Job Requirements:

  • 6-20 years of Law Firm Accounting experience.

Interested candidates should e-mail resume for consideration to Lisa Gootman at: lgootman@atlassearchllc.com.   Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #1085 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre and Isabella Brilliant at friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.