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Senior Accountant

Matrix Executive Search LLC New York Full-Time
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00 / year
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An international law firm is seeking a Senior Accountant to join its New York headquarters office. . The position reports directly to the Assistant Controller. 



  • Assist with managing the foreign offices' full service accounting functions.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities around payroll journals and other general ledger accounting and develop metrics to report on these activities against benchmarks
  • Participate in the monthly and annual general ledger accounting close process for foreign offices’ ledgers
  • Identify and research technical accounting issues, provide leadership to management and the team around new standards, ensuring that at all times foreign office reporting is in compliance
  • Assist in managing relationships with outside audit firms and other providers as appropriate
  • Lead change management activities by suggesting, supporting and driving through changes to financial systems, structures, and control environment 
  • Work with the Financial Planning & Analysis Team to ensure coding of expenses are correctly and consistently applied and appropriately authorized
  • Coordinate yearend audits with external auditors in foreign offices and manage the preparation of audit schedules, data, information and financial statements 
  • Collaborate across the Finance department with other Finance staff to increase efficiency in financial processes that cross departmental lines
  • Work with Financial Systems to ensure that accounting and financial systems have robust controls, are compliant with regulations
  • Serve as project lead for any system upgrades or implementation projects, assigning resources when needed and developing project plans 
  • Work with the Tax Department to prepare any necessary schedules or supporting documentation for corporate or related tax filings 
  • Respond to internal and external auditors’ comments concerning finance’s operations and oversee required action to address deficiencies
  • Provide status of financial condition of the firm, when requested, by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years of accounting experience and 1+ year in public accounting
  • Must be familiar with various International Accounting Standards
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office tools 
  • Experience in Elite Enterprise or Aderant Expert a plus
  • Understanding, and delivery, of an effective control environment across multiple locations 
  • Ability to adjust to new, different, or changing requirements while conveying a sense of urgency 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute strategically by identifying and implementing business process improvements 
  • Strong planning, project management, and organizational skills 
  • Leadership experience, with strong interpersonal skills and collaboration abilities. Must be able to partner with functional counterparts
  • A demonstrated ability to consistently meet multiple deadlines

To apply directly to this Senior Accountant position, email your resume to: "jobs@matrixemployment.com"

Visit our website at:  http://matrixemployment.com

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Senior Accountant
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00 / year
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