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Performs a variety of accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures. Maintains contact with attorneys, staff, vendors and clients and observes confidentiality of client and firm matters.

  • Utilizes computerized accounting software programs (CMS, Excel, Word) to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Generates accounting statements and reports.
  • Researches cash receipts, coding and posting of receipts.
  • Prepares daily bank deposit.
  • Researches and applies unallocated cash.
  • Oversees client trust accounts, accounts receivable write-offs and payment reversals.
  • Develops automated spreadsheets.
  • Operates office equipment including personal computer, copiers, fax machines and 10-key calculator.
  • Organizes and maintains up to date financial records.
  • Provides monthly financial and management reports.
  • Maintains telephone and personal contact with attorneys, staff and vendors on receivable matters as directed by manager.
  • Reads, uses and is familiar with computer systems manuals and procedures, maintains and updates procedural manuals as needed.
  • Assists in financial management and analysis, as requested.
  • Organizes and maintains retention files for required period of time.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required, college level accounting classes or Accounting Degree preferred.
  • 4-6 years hands-on Accounting experience.
  • Basic computer skills and word processing.
  • Good mathematical background
  • Some experience with spreadsheets and automated accounting systems
  • Ability to sort, check, count, and verify numbers
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently
  • Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal), excellent grammar, spelling and proof reading skills and follow-up effectively with all staffing levels and clients/customers
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, energetic
  • Ability to demonstrate good common sense and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to adapt to all situations and work varied hours; possibly work weekends or evenings
  • Ability to use 10-key calculator for a variety of accounting functions
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work environment
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction

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