Senior Staff Accountant - Bookkeeper Job at Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Washington DC

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  • Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP
  • Washington DC

Job Description

  • Commitment to organizational excellence and constant awareness to seek opportunities to improve utility and quality of firm billing, bookkeeping, and accounting processes
  • Strong and effective team player in working with firm management, equity partners, other lawyers, and staff
  • Superb ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/responsibilities
Responsibilities:
  • Monitor Accounts Payable to identify vendor invoices to be paid, obtain approvals for vendor invoices, and voucher vendor invoices into accounting system for payment
  • Set up new vendors, maintain vendor accounts and files, obtain and store W-9’s, and process 1099s at year-end
  • Obtain 1099 consulting agreements and ensure consultants are paid in accordance with agreement terms
  • Process and approve expense report reimbursements for payment in accordance with firm policy
  • Supervise generation/circulation of monthly client bills
  • Track help collect client A/Rs monthly in consultation with responsible attorney
  • Generate monthly A/R aging reports
  • Daily report of client payments
  • Assist with allocation of client payments among lawyers
  • Manage lawyer accounts
  • Manage banking transactions (receipts/transfers/payments)
  • Manage banking relations
  • Oversee/process Firm Payments
  • Liaise with Paychex Re Payroll
  • Liaise with 401(k) administrator and Trustees re 401(k) plan administration and contributions
  • Liaise with Firm’s Outside QB Certified Bookkeeper
  • Liaise with Firm CPA re annual tax returns, K-1s, W2s, and otherwise as necessary
  • Review Trust and other bank account reconciliations
  • Generate monthly/quarterly/annual financial and trust account reports
  • Communicate with co-workers, management, vendors, and others in a courteous, timely, and professional manner
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions
  • Upkeep and update firm billing/accounting/bookkeeping policies and procedures
  • Assist Managing Partner evaluate firm finances/budget/projections/financial planning
Qualifications:
  • Previous law firm accounting experience (at least 5 years prior relevant experience is preferred)
  • Prior experience with and knowledge of Quickbooks Online (QBO) and Clio
  • Prior experience with LawKPI is preferred but not required
  • Forensic accounting experience is preferred but not required
  • Tech-savvy with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Aptitude for numbers, bookkeeping, and MS Office, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Desired candidate provides excellent customer support both internally and externally
About Company: Boutique law firm Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP based in downtown Washington, D.C. seeks a highly qualified Senior Staff Accountant/Bookkeeper. More about the firm’s areas of practice is available on our website at

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