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  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 2022-04-30

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:

  • Support the monthly close process of the firm’s consolidated financial books and records.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Reconcile various balance sheet and expense accounts.
  • Compute and prepare contractor payments.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Prepare various monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for management.
  • Prepare monthly Sales/Use Tax filings.
  • Produce and audit reports on activity and other metrics to be included in the monthly financial report.
  • Fixed asset reporting/recording.
  • Assist with monthly cash flow reporting.
  • Assist with political action committee accounting.
  • Assist with unclaimed funds reporting and compliance.
  • Assist with city tax allocation.
  • Assist with importing ACH schedules.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of 1099 forms.
  • Assist with new projects for state and local tax filings.
  • Assist with preparation of annual K-1 worksheet and other tax return filings.
  • Assist with preparation of pension funding and distribution calculations.
  • Support, as needed, various ad hoc projects and process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist as back-up with trust transactions from the firm’s IOLTA account.
  • Provide support to the Controller and CFO


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.