Staff Accountant

Location: NY / JC Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract To Hire

A midtown Manhattan law firm is looking for a temporary to hire staff accountant to come in immediately to help a new growing team.

Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:

  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly partner draws/distributions schedules and timely submission to payroll, including reviewing and reconciling withholding payments, foreign exchange rates, personal expenses and preparing journal entries.
  • Responsible for daily reconciliation partner related accounts.
  • Responsible for monthly recurring journal entries for partner accounting and monthly journal entries for the tax team.
  • Responsible for preparing and providing cash flows and income verification letters, including interactions with banks as required.
  • Responsible for preparing quarterly reconciliations of partner payroll, overview of compensation and additional payments to partners and partner status.
  • Ad hoc projects and special requests as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 2+ years of experience of accounting experience in a professional services or corporate environment, preferably law firm experience.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize to complete time-sensitive tasks. This is a high profile function.
  • Demonstrate high attention to detail, sense of urgency, dependability and excellent friendly customer service.
  • Individual must be organized and maintain neat paper and electronic files
  • Capable of working independently as well as interacting with colleagues in Tax, Treasury, Payroll, Finance and General Accounting.


  • B.A. in Accounting or Finance mandatory

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