Staff Accountant - Partner Accounting
- Expired: August 11, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Summary Entry level accountant position reporting to the Accounting Manager and supporting other department staff. Duties and Responsibilities * Verify changes reflected in the partner compensation reconciliation and amendments; * Reconcile withdrawn partner capital account to the partner preliminary settlement schedule prior to payout of remaining balance; * Prepare quarterly spreadsheet, statements of activity and letters for withdrawn partner capital holdback settlements; * Verify lateral special deals based on offer letters; * Verify withdrawn partner arrangements based on separation agreements; * Maintain withdrawn partner separation arrangements and capital settlement tracking in PRISM Notes; * Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations; * Prepare and post journal entries and review general ledger account activity; * Assist in preparation, verification and posting of annual partner package reports; * Perform Staff Accountant (Cash Management) duties as required; * Special projects as assigned; * Provide general administrative assistance as needed; * Work additional hours as required; * Communicate effectively with other departments and outside parties; * Develop a strong understanding of Firm operations and the law firm industry, along with an appreciation for high quality customer service. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the "Essential Duties") satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties. Education and/or Experience: Required: * Bachelor's degree from an accredited and approved college or university (Accounting degree preferred). * Ability to use various software/mainframe applications. * Strong Excel skills, including experience with Pivot tables. Preferred: * Previous accounting experience * Demonstrated technical and analytical skills within his/her professional background Other Skills and Abilities: The following will also be required of the successful candidate: * Strong organizational skills * Strong attention to detail * Good judgment * Strong interpersonal communication skills * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills * Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others * Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion * Able to work under pressure * Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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