Under general supervision, responsible for entry level accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Assists the General Ledger team in researching reconciling items on balance sheet accounts.
Assists the General Ledger team with month and year-end closes.
Prepares and records journal entries on an as needed basis.
Works with the Treasury Team on researching IOLTA requirements and other requirements as necessary.
Assists in the formatting and distribution of financial reports using the Firm’s financial reporting system.
Assists the Treasury Team and other functional areas in researching the resolution of trust/escrow aged receivable balances
Assists in the annual audit process. Works with other accounting staff to provide audit information and prepare requested schedules. Works with Accounting Manager to resolve audit findings and to ensure timely, successful completion of the audit.
Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual surveys to be filed with appropriate governmental agencies on a timely basis.
Participates in or manages special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use PC-based and on-line technology, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software currently in use at WH.
Knowledge of the relationship of the financial function to the overall operation and management of an organization.
Ability to operate in a manner consistent with a professional business environment, as well as the ability to understand the importance of discretion and confidentiality with regards to client and Firm activities .
Excellent interpersonal skills, as necessary to work effectively with people at all levels at WH.
Business math skills as necessary to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate percentages, read and create graphs, develop formulas, calculate and interpret statistics.
Ability to compile data and information based on established procedures, perform data entry and run established reports using spreadsheet and database applications as needed.
Ability to make routine decisions based on established policies and procedures, clear objectives, and business/professional standards.
Good oral communication skills as necessary to communicate and coordinate with others on varied and occasionally complex issues.
Knowledge of business writing skills including: business English, vocabulary,punctuation, grammar, and spelling in order to present information that requires some origination and/or compilation.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Preferably a 3rd or 4th year student.
No experience required
WilmerHale - 12 months ago