We are a high-volume law firm seeking an experienced and meticulous Head Accounting Manager to lead our accounting operations. The Head Accounting Manager will be responsible for implementing efficient systems and processes for the fast, efficient, and accurate payment of legal settlements. This role requires strong leadership skills, exceptional attention to detail, and expertise in accounting software, financial analysis, and tax compliance. 100% Remote!
- Implement efficient systems and processes: Develop and implement systems and processes to ensure fast, efficient, and prompt payment of legal settlements. Streamline the accounts payable and accounts receivable processes to minimize errors and delays.
- Manage a team of accountants: Lead and supervise a team of 4 foreign accountants, providing guidance, training, and support. Delegate responsibilities effectively and ensure accountability through regular performance evaluations and goal setting.
- Financial forecasting and reporting: Prepare weekly profit and loss statements, analyze financial data, and provide detailed financial forecasts. Identify trends and potential areas for cost-cutting measures while maximizing revenue.
- Settlement drafting: Collaborate with legal teams to draft accurate settlement statements, ensuring compliance with legal and financial regulations. Verify the completeness and accuracy of settlement calculations.
- Meticulous financial management: Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, reconciling financial discrepancies, and resolving billing issues promptly. Ensure timely and accurate recording of financial transactions.
- Utilize accounting software: Expertly utilize accounting software tools such as Bill.com, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Excel to manage financial operations efficiently. Have a strong understanding of tax regulations and properly categorize items in QuickBooks.
- Approval procedures: Set up approval procedures for financial transactions, ensuring proper authorization and compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
- Cost analysis and expense reduction: Conduct in-depth analysis of business models to identify cost-cutting opportunities. Implement strategies to maximize efficiency while minimizing unnecessary expenses.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Professional certifications (e.g., CPA) are a plus.
- Minimum of 6 years of accounting experience, preferably in a high-volume environment.
- At least 2 years of management experience, demonstrating strong leadership and team-building skills.
- Extensive knowledge of accounting software, including Bill.com, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Excel.
- Familiarity with IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) is preferred.
- Strong understanding of tax regulations and experience categorizing items in QuickBooks.
- Excellent analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail.
- Strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to think critically in complex financial situations.
- Exceptional organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
- Strong ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive financial information.
- CPA Preferred but not required
If you are a highly motivated and experienced accounting professional looking for a challenging role in a fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply for the position of Head Accounting Manager.
Join our dynamic team and contribute to the success of our high-volume law firm