Our client is currently seeking an Accountant I as part of the Accounting team in their downtown Cleveland office. The Accountant is primarily responsible for suggesting journal entries, bank and ledger account reconciliation, assisting in the preparation of firm financial statements, interfacing with external accountants, assisting with the year-end financial review, and assisting with the preparation of the firm’s tax return. As a key member of the finance team, the Accountant will be responsible for creating routine and ad-hoc reporting, budgeting, general financial analysis as well as reporting on metrics.
Job Duties Include:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA or CPA preferred (but not required). At least two years’ experience working in a law firm or service industry and “Big 4” or other Public Accounting experience preferred (but not required). Must possess strong technical analysis skills, including advanced Excel capabilities. Must have the ability to analyze financial data and prepare concise reports to assist management in understanding the variances and make risk assessments.
The ability to multi-task with minimum supervision is required. Knowledge of legal services financial reporting systems such as Aderant or Elite is preferred.