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accounting specialist

Robert Half Finance & Accounting Washington Full-Time
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00 / year
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Ref ID: 04510-9502173728

Classification: Accounts Payable

Compensation: $50000.00 to $60000.00 yearly

Our client is a widely recognized law firm that is looking for an Accounting Specialist to join their team in Washington, DC. They serve a variety of clients regarding their legal issues in finance, retirement, health care, and the public sector. The Accounting Specialist assists the Accounting Department with all day-to-day functions, including accounts receivable, general ledger account coding, review of AP activity, financial and accounting report production, bank statement reconciliation, and other projects. They will be working for a top-tier law firm with exceptional employees who are dedicated and personable.

Accounting Specialist duties may include:

-Preparation of journal entries
-Manage the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company’s automated accounts payable system
-Code payables for accounts payable entries; ensure expenditures are in accordance with accounting policies and procedures
-Conduct invoice activities and pay vendors
-Prepare, log and review bank account credits and debits
-Research, review, and apply all incoming cash receipts promptly and accurately
-Resolve rejections; work with the billing department to successfully resolve any billing issues
-Assist with month end close
-Assist with annual budget preparation
-Assist with schedules and analyses for annual firm and pension audits
-Perform special projects as needed and provide support to the accounting team
Candidates for the Accounting Specialist position should meet some or all of the following requirements:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required
-3-5 years’ experience in accounting, preferably in a law firm or detail oriented services environment
-Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with Excel features, such as pivot tables and VLOOKUP functionality, is a plus
-Familiarity with accounting software; Aderant and/or Chrome River experience is a plus, but not required
-Excellent written and verbal communication
-Analytical thinking
-Ethical conduct
-Strict attention to detail
-Interpersonal skills
-Prioritization of multiple tasks
-Ability to meet frequent deadlines
-Ability to adapt with changing assignments and priorities
-Ability to work well under pressure

Accounting Specialist candidates should submit a Word version of their resume to Torie Pittari, Financial Recruiter of full-time Placement Services, at Torie.Pittari@roberthalf.com for review.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 888.490.5461 for additional information.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting pioneered financial recruitment in 1948. Since then, we've continued to lead the industry in placing experienced professionals like you in accounting, finance, credit and collections, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation roles. Our process begins with one-to-one personal service from industry specialists who get to know who you are and what you're looking for. Then we apply our deep expertise, robust resources and leading-edge technology to connect you with an assignment where you can make meaningful contributions and be valued for them.

At Robert Half Finance & Accounting, we're dedicated to finding the fit that makes people happier and companies better. Join us.

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting is a division of Robert Half, the world's largest specialized staffing firm. For almost seven decades, we've helped candidates and companies find the right fit. That passion has paid off: Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998. We love what we do-and we want you to love it too.

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