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Job #914: Controller - New York, NY (10-12-18)

  • Job Title: Controller
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: $200,000 - $250,000

Job Description:

A well known NYC based Law Firm seeks Controller. The Controller will be responsible for managing the Accounts Payable team, Financial reporting, Escrow, Payroll, and Cash receipts.

The ideal candidate should have a track record of helping to implement systems that improve financial operating efficiencies and have an advanced understanding of partnership accounting and tax issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the Finance Department, including Escrow, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts, and Payroll
  • Maintain adequate internal controls for compliance with all Firm policies and financial processes, and address opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate annual review of firm financial statements with outside accountants
  • Perform/review monthly balancing of general ledgers and required account analysis
  • Review property and use tax filings for the Firms' offices
  • Prepare financial compliance reports for the Firm's banks
  • Negotiate Firm capital leases and manage relationship with the leasing companies
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Firm's annual Business Plan and Capital Budget
  • Respond to partner queries on all financial aspects of the Firm
  • Perform and supervise ad hoc analysis at the request of the Director of Finance and Firm Management   

Requirements include:  

  • CPA and or MBA a plus
  • 15 + years of experience as a Controller/Assistant Controller at an law firm or in a professional services industry
  • Experience with comparable law firm accounting software such as Elite, Aderant, or SAP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with superior ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff
  • Superior analytical and spreadsheet modeling skills
  • Innovative and creative approach to developing business solutions  

Interested candidates should contact Phillip Bank at: PBank@kforce.com.  Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #914 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre at friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.