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Controller

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C- Sole Office

70 Attorneys; 70 Staff

Reports to:      COO

LOCATION:         30 S. Wacker Drive,  Suite 2600 Chicago, IL 60606
EDUCATION:        Accounting degree required. CPA or requisite professional experience required. MBA a plus.
EXPERIENCE:      10-12 years of previous experience in accounting and financial areas in the legal industry or similar structured professional services industry required.

DESCRIPTION:    The Controller is responsible for providing financial and accounting leadership and oversight for the accounting, financial, billing, collections, conflicts and records related functions of the Firm. The Controller works closely with the COO, President and other stakeholders to ensure the efficient delivery of high quality internal and external financial reporting along with client billing and other communications. The Controller is responsible for managing, mentoring and developing an internal team of eight staff members and creating a well-respected and high service-oriented department.  Given the size of the Firm, this position has “hands-on” responsibility for some of the items summarized above and detailed below. The Controller must be able to combine conceptualized thinking and visioning with practical every day execution.  Major Duties and Resposibilities:    Financial Accounting Leadership: • Manages the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of conflicts checking, new client/matter opening, accounts payable, cash receipts, client billing, client collections, payroll and fixed asset records. • Works in conjunction with the COO and other appropriate parties to establish, monitor and enforce policies and procedures to protect the Firm’s assets.• Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by keeping abreast of existing and new relevant legislation; filing financial reports and advising the COO, and other appropriate parties on needed actions.• Safeguards assets and assures accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across the department.  Financial Accounting and Reporting Responsibilities: • Ensures and assists with the timely preparation of the monthly financial package and profitability reporting along with collecting, interpreting and preparing the financial data for the Management Analysis Dashboard. Makes suggestions for improvement as needed. • Completes monthly preparation/review of payments to third party contractors such as Of Counsels and monitors their related contracts. • Completes monthly financial “flash” reporting which is a first-look status of the Firm’s monthly financial condition. • Oversees and assists with annual calendar and fiscal year-end financial closing processes and reporting. • Performs all necessary work to ensure Firm complies with required tax and other external oversight reporting such as payroll taxes, Workers Compensation Audit and Chicago Sales and Use Tax Filing. • Manages and assists with preparation of materials needed for outside auditors’ compilation and tax accountants’ corporate return filings. Works with tax matters Principal to ensure filings are accurately and appropriately prepared and filed. • Performs 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan recordkeeping for self-directed accounts and oversees outside record keeper for in-plan accounts. In conjunction with Director of HR and COO, ensures administrative plan compliance. Oversees and prepares materials needed for annual Plan audit. Reviews and files externally produced 5500.  • Oversees and assists with preparation of the Firm’s annual budget including reports and communications to Principals by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.  • Assists with daily, weekly and as needed monitoring of compliance with accounting, time entry, billing and collections policies. • Monitors Firm cash levels (daily) and makes recommendations about large cash outflows, etc. • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.   Payroll: • Works with Human Resources Department to accurately prepare payroll changes. • Collects and processes all changes to HSA accounts, 401(k) deferrals and loans. • Processes all payroll changes on bi-weekly basis and as needed for special payrolls. • Ensure payroll taxes are paid in accordance with statutory requirements. • Works with payroll provider to ensure proper and timely distribution of W-2s. • Uploads payroll journal entries and ensures accurate account postings. Committee Support: • Serves as staff support to the Finance Committee by completing a monthly review of WIP and AR with COO including preparation of reports, making inquiries with Principals and addressing issues as directed. Also, oversees collections function supporting the work of the Finance Committee. • Serves as staff support to Compensation Committee by preparing all attorney-related statistical and compensation schedules. • Prepares ad-hoc financial and special reporting for the President, COO and Management Committees as requested. Such reporting includes, but is not limited to, practice group analysis, cost-benefit analysis of proposed capital projects and support for business insurance applications. Other: • Works with outside report programmer to develop and implement necessary custom reports to support financial reporting activities. • Works with IT Department to ensure any changes in software related to any financial data such as time entry and cost recovery are properly implemented. • Manages banking relationships for Firm including overseeing account access, annual renewals of loans and compliance with covenants and required reporting. • Oversees records and conflicts functions. • Performs accounting orientation for new personnel. • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing results as needed. • Other duties as assigned.  Supervisory Responsibilities: • Primary supervision for five accounting, one records, one collections and one conflicts staff. • Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance/ Records team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Firm’s practices and policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, directing work, rewarding, disciplining employees, performance reviews, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:• Strong understanding of law firm financial and accounting information technology and systems.  • Knowledge of IL State payroll laws and requirements. • Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines with strong organization and priority setting skills. • Acute financial acumen and high attention to detail. • Superior problem solving, logical reasoning and critical thinking skills. • Must be able to communicate financial and accounting information and policies in sound business language so personnel at all levels can understand. • Must exercise the utmost discretion in all communications with personnel given the interpersonal nuances of law firms. • Ability to lead a diverse team of individuals and maintain high morale and service delivery. • Thrives in a demanding, fast-paced, service-oriented environment. • Strong initiative, can-do attitude and work ethic. Information Technology Skills Requirements: • Experience with Juris, Elite, CMS or other legal accounting software strongly preferred. • Proficient-to-advanced skill in Excel and Access. • Proficient in other Microsoft Office Suite programs. • Working knowledge of other legal-industry applications such as Element 55/time entry, myriad e-billing platforms and cost recovery programs a plus. Disclaimer:  This job description is subject to be amended or changed at the Firm’s discretion.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual in the position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        recruiting@chuhak.com

Posted: July 18,2018


Accounts Receivable Manager

Dykema- Branch Office

68 Attorneys; 82 Staff

Reports to:      CFO

LOCATION:         10 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field, or a comparable level of training such as that which may be acquired through additional work experience required.

EXPERIENCE:      Seven to ten years of related work experience with emphasis on non-consumer billing and collection responsibilities (preferably in a legal environment), including supervisory responsibilities. Professional level communication skills required, both written and verbal, to initiate and mediate client/management meetings, negotiate resolutions, and train new attorneys/staff personnel in billing/collection procedures.  Proficiency with computer software (Microsoft Office Suite); and, accounting/billing software (Elite).

DESCRIPTION:      Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in the Chicago, or Downtown Detroit, office for an Accounts Receivable Manager.  Responsibilities include: Assist Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Review Committee in developing and implementing effective collections policies and procedures consistent with best practices used in large national law firms.  Work directly with attorneys and clients to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices.  Coordinate with the Billing Manager and Cash Receipts Specialists to ensure accurate application of client payments.  Oversee the day to day operations of the collections function within the Firm. Interview, hire and evaluate the performance of departmental staff.  Complete special projects as required.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         Recruiting@Dykema.com   or https://www.dykema.com/careers-staff-opportunities.html

Posted: July 10,2018


Staff Accountant

Vedder Price P.C-  Main

300 Attorneys; 330 Staff

Reports to:      Controller

LOCATION:         222 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:          Bachelor's of science in accounting· 
EXPERIENCE:        One to two years in a similar position for a law firm or professional services firm preferred

DESCRIPTION:      Vedder Price is hiring a Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant will maintain financial reports, records and general ledgers; prepare and analyze budgets; and perform general accounting including the preparation of necessary journal entries and bank account reconciliations. Duties & Responsibilities: · Prepare bank reconciliation monthly for all accounts. This includes follow up on reconciling items as needed to ensure reconciliations are clean. · Assist Senior Accountant and Senior Analyst with monthly closings and year-end processes, including report generation and analysis. · Prepare and enter journal entries monthly to facilitate financial statement generation. · Assist with the preparation and analysis of the monthly financial statement package and other monthly reports generated from the finance team for distribution to the intended recipients. · Assist with various processes throughout the month related to financial reporting. This will include the maintenance of excel spreadsheets. · Assist with the required monthly/quarterly/annual tax filings. This includes multi-state sales and use tax filings.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         CH.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: June 26, 2018  


New Business Intake specialist

Seyfarth Shaw LLP  -  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:      Billing Manager
LOCATION:      233 S. Wacker Drive               
EDUCATION:         Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Coursework in technology and accounting fields desired experience.
EXPERIENCE:       The ideal candidate should possess a some experience in a technical services support position in a MS Windows environment. Skill Requirements Elite Legal Billing System (ELBS) and/or Intapp Open a plus; Proficiency in MS Office; Customer-service oriented;  Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.

DESCRIPTION:      Responsible for the intake of new client engagements into the billing system with overlap of responsibilities in the Conflicts department. Essential Job Functions : Process client and matter information into the billing system from a workflow database-Audit workflow information to confirm accuracy- Enter on-going status information and maintain on-line workflow database-Ensure compliance with firm policies and procedures-Proactively communicate with Firm attorneys and support staff in all offices-Responsible for ensuring information is consistent with billing system settings-Assist internal customers with intake form questions, and status on requested updates-Assist with additional tasks as assigned.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/New-Business-Intake-Specialist_180268

Posted: June 21, 2018  


Manager of Financial Planning/Analysis & Strategic Projects

Vedder Price P.C-  Main

300 Attorneys; 330 Staff

Reports to:      CFO

LOCATION:         222 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:          Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting· CPA, MBA or other advanced degree in finance or accounting a plus
EXPERIENCE:       10+ years of experience within an accounting and finance function (law/professional services firm experience required)· Experience with Elite Accounting System and business analytic tools strongly preferred (data warehouse experience a plus).

DESCRIPTION:        This individual will work closely with the CFO and CEO to support and guide attorneys with pricing legal services based on client priorities and value perception, while maintaining or improving client and attorney profitability.
Duties & Responsibilities:· Establish a pricing knowledge platform with financial models to match client service offerings.  These models would be supported by market intelligence, including competitive billing rate benchmarking and alternative fee arrangement options· RFP review and support· Support associate and shareholder compensation committees and Operating Shareholder with compensation analyses and benchmarking, including preparation of materials for the annual shareholder compensation review process· Oversight of the annual budgeting.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:          mkoehler@vedderprice.com

Posted: June 11, 2018  


Billing Manager

Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP- Main office

83 Attorneys; 100 Staff

Reports to:      Chief Financial Officer
LOCATION:     233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606
EDUCATION:      Associate's Degree required,Bachelor's Degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:       Minimum of 5 years of law firm billing experience, preferably utilizing Rippe & Kingston time and billing software and eBillingHub. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.

DESCRIPTION:   Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Billing Manager is responsible for overseeing the firm’s billing department.  In addition to supervising a team of 4 billing analysts responsible for coordination and implementation of client billing, including e-billing and split billing, this position will also communicate with clients, Billing Partners, and third-party vendors to resolve complex billing issues.  This is a hands-on managerial position, which may require the individual to handle all aspects of client billing and eBilling and perform scheduled and ad hoc reporting; however, actual billing responsibilities are anticipated to constitute less than one-third of the role. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Train billing staff on time and billing software (Rippe LMSV, Rippe WebTime and eBillingHub) and provide customized training for specific client billing procedures. • Serve as primary contact for resolution of complex billing issues, split billing and other specialized client requests. • Lead the billing team in actively resolving e-billing rejections in a timely manner; communicate with clients and/or Billing Partners to investigate and correct invoices. • Monitor the maintenance of client billing guidelines to ensure billing consistency and standardization; provide guidance and/or training to clients, attorneys, and staff members regarding firm billing procedures.
• Promote client service throughout department and ensure billing team members respond to client, attorney and staff inquiries in a professional and timely manner. • Evaluate billing processes; proactively identify improvements to streamline workflow and reduce bill-to-collect cycle; partner with the Chief Financial Officer to implement relevant changes.• Correct and upload system-generated LEDES files for e-billing to eBillingHub and third party vendors for a limited number of Billing Partners. About Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP provides sophisticated intellectual property advice and legal services to many of the world’s most innovative businesses, research institutions, universities, entrepreneurs and startups.  We help them balance the risks and rewards of developing, monetizing, and marketing new technologies through patent and trademark prosecution, transactional and litigation counsel, copyright protection, and other IP services in the electrical, software, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, manufacturing, and numerous other industries.  We understand the hard science behind our clients’ innovations and how to use that knowledge to achieve the clients’ business goals. Statement of Equal Opportunity:
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We adhere to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.  Each employee is responsible for helping the firm maintain a climate that provides equal opportunity for all.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MAR1023/JobBoard/48f0fa3f-3cf7-f742-d346-af16ccfdac42/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=77946b24-0d26-4ffc-a043-effcc6da04fe

Posted: June 6,2018


Accountant

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.  -  Main Office

465 Attorneys; 475 Staff

Reports to:      Director, Client Accounts Team
LOCATION:     151 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:      Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

EXPERIENCE:      Ideal candidate will have 2+ years' experience in e-billing and invoice processing & procedures and be proficient in Aderant/CMS, Elite, or other legal billing software.A minimum of one year of experience in accounting and knowledge of various accounting principles, including general ledger account coding, and basic knowledge of balance sheet vs. income statement categorization. Experience in law firm accounting preferred

DESCRIPTION:   Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a leading national law firm with over 20 business centers in the United States.  With approximately 500 lawyers and 1,000 personnel, we are a traditional, yet innovative and diverse Firm and our people are our highest priority. Our Chicago office is looking for an Accountant to audit and process accounts payable and/or expense reimbursement transactions and related activities in a timely and accurate manner while following best practices and firm policy. Essentials Job Functions: - Audit and process various Accounts Payable transactions firm-wide. Specific types of Accounts Payable transactions will vary and may include: client- and firm-chargeable vendor and expense payments, immediate checks printed in central office, immediate checks printed in local offices, Cost Recovery, vendor setups, W9 and 1099 reporting administration. - Perform other Accounting activities, including, but not limited to: banking activities, quality control, unclaimed property, researching and responding to inquiries, complex analysis, special projects and administrative functions. - Collaborate with, and provide backup support to, the Accounts Payable team to ensure all Accounts Payable processes are performed in a timely and accurate manner, identify and resolve issues, and ensure compliance with Accounting best practices and firm policies.  Provide team support to accommodate high volume days and vacations.- Collaborate with other groups in the Finance department, such as Cash Receipts, Billing, Collections, and Financial Reporting to ensure seamless end-to-end processes.
- Collaborate with management and customers outside the Finance Department, such as secretaries, paralegals, administrative staff, office managers, attorneys, management, and clients to ensure compliance with accounting policies and best practices, provide outstanding customer service, and identify and resolve issues.  We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision/life and AD&D Insurance, 401(k) savings plan and retirement, generous paid time off and opportunities for professional development. Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response.  As an EOE/AA employer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.  Note To Agencies and Applicants: At this time, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not be accepting applications submitted through search firms for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications to be considered for this position 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:       https://hinshawlaw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2j6h4hifox6

Posted: June 1,2018


Client Account Analyst-Billing

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.  -  Main Office

465 Attorneys; 475 Staff

Reports to:      Director, Client Accounts Team
LOCATION:     151 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:      A College degree preferred or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE:      Ideal candidate will have 2+ years' experience in e-billing and invoice processing & procedures and be proficient in Aderant/CMS, Elite, or other legal billing software.

DESCRIPTION:   Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a leading national law firm with multiple offices in the United States. With approximately 500 lawyers and 1,000 personnel, we are a traditional, yet innovative and diverse Firm and our people are our highest priority. Our Chicago office is seeking a Client Account Analyst to support the processing and administration of billing and collection activities for the assigned clients, practice groups, and/or billing attorneys. A substantial part of this individual's workload will be e-billing. This position requires an individual who is attentive to detail, and who can work effectively in a team environment to meet billing and collection targets. Essential Functions Include: - Perform routine data processing tasks and input relevant information into systems utilized to facilitate the billing and collections processes - Update internal processes and systems for opening matters to ensure all internal systems accurately reflect the data processed - Implement transfers and edits to ensure accuracy of rates, narratives, time and expense records, and matter identification fields for pre-bills and invoice processing - Process and distribute (paper and electronic) pre-bills and invoices for delivery to billing attorneys and clients - Monitor invoice status (e-billing and/or regular A/R) for clients and document A/R and unbilled inventory status in system; follow-up in efforts to ensure timely collection of invoices - Identify and help resolve problematic patterns and situations that may adversely impact billing and collections We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision/life and AD&D Insurance, 401(k) savings plan and retirement, generous paid time off and opportunities for professional development. Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response. As an EOE/AA employer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. Note To Agencies and Applicants: At this time, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not be accepting applications submitted through search firms for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications to be considered for this position. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:       https://hinshawlaw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2j6h4had7m0

Posted: June 1,2018


Controller

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.  -  Main

80 Attorneys; 65 Staff

Reports to:      Finance Partner and COO
LOCATION:      300 S. Wacker Drive , Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:      A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required and MBA and/or CPA are strongly preferred. Elite software experience is highly desired. 

EXPERIENCE:         MBHB is seeking candidates with 3 plus years of experience in a senior law firm financial management position, including experience with law firm pricing models to lead our Firm’s Accounting Department.  This position will serve as the primary point of contact for the Firm’s Management Board and Partnership on all financial issues.

DESCRIPTION:   Job Responsibilities  • Direct all the general accounting functions including accounts payable, banking, cash management, cash receipts, trust accounting, equipment leasing, expense reimbursements, financial statements, fixed assets, general ledger, month and year-end close, and partner distributions • Continually monitor, analyze, and make recommendations regarding Firm’s financial data including preparing short and long-term forecasting and trend projections so Firm can make strategic business decisions and ensure its financial health • Implement strategies and workflows to enhance day-to-day accounting operations to improve accuracy, speed and overall client and attorney satisfaction • Prepare the firm’s annual operating budget, budgeting and financial analysis and management reporting • Manage the payroll process, partner distributions, capital accounts, and year-end tax information for the partnership tax return • Main contact for Firm’s banking and credit cards • Prepare quarterly estimates and journal entries • Oversee timekeeper guidelines and exception billing rates, time entry, invoicing, and client cost advances, cash application, collections and enforcement of stop work limits • Overall management of Accounting Department’s staffing including performance evaluations, training, counseling, and making recommendations for employment decisions • Participate in Management Board and committee meetings and provide requested information . McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is an intellectual property law firm focusing on the intellectual property needs of technology-driven companies. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        talent@mbhb.com

Posted: May 30, 2018  


E-Biller

Johnson & Bell Ltd.  -  Main

90+ Attorneys; 200+Staff

Reports to:      Accounting Manager
LOCATION:      Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:       College degree or equivalent  work experience required

EXPERIENCE:               2+ years of law firm e-billing experience.  Familiarity with all common e-billing sites as well as Rippe & Kingston/LMS is a plus

DESCRIPTION:     This employee will be responsible for all aspects of e-billing for an assigned group of attorneys, from time entry review to e-billing submissions and follow up of rejections.  Person is expected to work well with department co-workers, attorneys and other firm staff.  Will be responsible for current billing as well as follow up on aged billing inventory. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        info@jbltd.com

Posted: May 30, 2018  


Staff Accountant

Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP   -  Main

55  Attorneys; 75 Staff

Reports to:      Financial Controller

LOCATION:         10 S. Wacker Drive Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60606          
EDUCATION:          Accounting or Business degree
EXPERIENCE:        Two years of relevant work experience.

DESCRIPTION:        Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is hiring a Staff Accountant in Chicago to support the Firm’s Financial Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance/Accounting Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: processing all aspects of accounts payable and receivable; processing check runs; monthly reconciliations of various accounts; maintaining vendor records; 1099 reporting; preparing daily cash deposits; processing write-offs; accounts receivable collections follow-up; maintaining fixed assets ledgers and depreciation schedules; assisting Financial Controller with monthly actual to budget comparisons; assisting in preparation of annual audit/review by external accounting firm; and working collaboratively with and as a part of the firm’s financial and administrative team. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and ideally an accounting or business degree. Prior law firm experience is a plus and experience with the Rippe & Kingston LMS accounting system would be ideal.  This is a great opportunity to further one’s accounting career with a law firm that continues to strategically and successfully evolve to align with its clients' needs while providing its personnel with ongoing and new opportunities to be an integral part of its growing success. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, has attention to detail, skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data, able to meet changing deadlines and can easily multi-task. The Firm values its culture, people and the clients it serves and, therefore, values and seeks a staff accountant with similar traits. If you are qualified, please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to hr@nicolaidesllp.com. No phone calls, please.  Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer—M/F/D/V. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in any of our recruitment, hiring, or placement processes.  NOTICE TO LEGAL SEARCH FIRMS: Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP does not accept applications or resumes from placement or search agencies. There are no exceptions to this policy, no contract will be formed and no placement fee will be paid with respect to any resume submitted to the Firm by an agency. Resumes received by agencies will be immediately discarded.

    

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:           please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to hr@nicolaidesllp.com


Staff Accountant

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella-Sole

67 Attorneys; 54 Staff

Reports to:         Controller

LOCATION:    330 N. Wabash, Suite 2100 Chicago, IL
EDUCATION:             Bachelor's degree ,CPA preferred.

EXPERIENCE:      Seven to Ten years of professional service experience, CPA preferred. Experience  in a law firm enviroment preferred.  Knowledge of accounting software systems.  Must be proficient in excel abd Word. Must be able to troubleshoot, research and reconcile accounting issues as they arise.  Must possess the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize work, handle multiple tasks and maintain discretion on confidential matters.

DESCRIPTION:      Post Monthly journal entries. Prepare various management and financial reports. Bank reconciliations. prepare year-end performance statistics. Assist in budget preparation. Budget variance Analysis. Assist in evaluation of new Time and Billing software. be part of Conversion Team.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        opportunity@burkelaw.com

Posted: May 14, 2018  


Controller

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen-Sole

34 Attorneys;28 Staff

Reports to:         Chief Operating Officer

LOCATION:    440 S. LaSalle St #1900 Chicago, IL 60605
EDUCATION:             CPA or MBA preferred.

EXPERIENCE:    Duties & Responsibilities • Oversee accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory management, collections, WIP, daily cash management and monthly cash flow • Spearhead the firm’s efforts in evaluating, acquiring and implementing new accounting software • Advance the firm’s strategic pricing capabilities by defining, tracking and measuring performance for alternative fee arrangements • Prepare various management and financial reports, interpret the results and communicate recommendations • In conjunction with the COO, lead annual budgeting and forecasting activities • Review financial reporting on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis and communicate reports on a timely basis • Coordinate annual review of firm financial statements with outside accountants • Communicate with payroll, banks and retirement plan administrators regularly as issues arise • Respond to partner inquiries about all financial aspects of the firm’s performance Qualifications • Innovative and creative approach to developing business solutions • Demonstrated excellence in budgeting, controlling costs and providing timely and useful reporting to leadership • High-level financial qualitative and quantitative analytical experience, including performing comprehensive analyses of financial data (including profitability analyses) and developing financial models and reports • Superior analytical and spreadsheet modeling skills • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff • Emotionally resilient, with the ability to motivate staff and the desire to work in a collaborative environment • Ability to troubleshoot, research and reconcile accounting issues as they arise • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize work, handle multiple tasks and maintain discretion on confidential matters • Bachelor degree required with a minimum of 7 years of professional service work experience • Supervisory experience in a professional services firm, CPA or MBA preferred

DESCRIPTION:      Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen is seeking a Controller to lead the firm's financial functions. The ideal candidate will have a track record of helping to implement systems that improve financial operating efficiencies. The controller will have primary accountability for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the firm. The firm is close-knit and places an emphasis on work-life balance as well as providing excellent client service. Cultural fit is just as important as financial acumen. The controller will report to the Chief Operating Officer, assume a strategic role in the overall fiscal management of the firm, and have significant impact on the growth and performance of the organization. Formed in 1998, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C. serves its clients in all aspects of real estate development, ownership, financing and investment. The firm has particular expertise and a national reputation in affordable housing and community development, including the syndication of federal low-income housing tax credits, federal historic tax credits, new market tax credits, energy credits and state tax credits. Lawyers in the firm engage in a sophisticated practice, representing developers, investors, tax exempt community development organizations and public housing authorities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply .

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        careers@att-law.com

Posted: May 8, 2018  


Pricing Analyst

Baker McKenzie  - Branch Office

200 Attorneys; 200 Staff

Reports to:         Pricing Manager

LOCATION:     300 E. Randolph Suite 5000, Chicago, IL       
EDUCATION:             Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in business, finance ore related field.

EXPERIENCE:         Three or more years of finance experience, including direct involvement in revenue/price administration and analysis, preferably in a professional services environment. High level financial qualitative and quantitative analytical experience. Ability to readily comprehend business objectives and correspondingly develop and execute appropriate strategies. Well-developed and sophisticated organization, written, communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to relate to and gain the confidence of people at all levels within an organization, as well as an ability to build strong relationships and work in a collaborative environment. Organized, detail-oriented individual with strong project management skills, and ability to work on multiple tasks with competing deadlines. High level of discretion, diplomacy and a commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

DESCRIPTION:         Supporting the development of pricing agreements by:  work closely with Firm partners to create and leverage related databases to track and report on all pricing agreement terms-ensuring all business users have access to consistent, accurate and pertinent pricing information; work with Firm teams to ensure all pricing criteria is properly loaded in the Firm financial systems (e.g. SAP), and applied such that client billing is accurate; audit SAP input and output (bills) to ensure accurate pricing set-up; leverage the available data for calculating client billing volumes,credit rebates and volume discounts and fixed/capped fee arrangements; develop fee arrangements reports for key clients; prepare financial analysis to review performance of pricing agreements in line with the original commercial objectives. Work closely with the CFO and/or Pricing Manager to develop best practices to support, advise and direct partners on matter pricing.  Understand and improve the current systems and processes by: identifying, and implementing approved process improvements to help ensure complaince with pricing agreements; conducting regular (e.g. quarterly) audits on pricing arrangements to ensure that client billing is being carried out in compliance with approved pricing agreements.

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Posted: April 30, 2018