Under the direction of the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Manager of Financial Reporting is responsible for the monthly close process, preparing monthly financials, practice group financials and other monthly reports, as well as annual evaluation reports and data. The role will oversee other ad hoc reporting requests as needed by management and will contribute to efforts to automate and increase both efficiency and effectiveness of certain accounting processes. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills and a solid background of financial reporting and technical accounting.
Prepare monthly firm financial reporting package which focuses on key metrics, current results, and projected trends.
Execute monthly close and accounting period change-over for the accounting and finance department.
Liaise with Rippe & Kingston in order to provide best practice solutions for ongoing firm operations and use of the accounting system.
Function as technical department expert in integration of all reporting requests from inception of report need to streamlined production of reports.
Prepare and distribute monthly practice group financials, key performance indicators, and other analysis for each practice group.
Meet with practice group leaders to ensure reporting capabilities used to sustain and improve practice group profitability.
Prepare summary and detail reports in connection with the annual partner, associate, and legal assistant timekeeper group evaluation processes.
Extract data from the Accounting System (Rippe & Kingston) using Sequel ViewPoint and / or Microsoft SQL server or other methods by editing or creating data extraction queries.
Ensure timely documentation and relevance of key technical issues as related to reporting for review and decision making by management.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis and the CFO.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Four-year college degree required. Major in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferred.
Minimum of eight (8) years of accounting and finance experience.
Law firm experience preferred.
Excellent analytical abilities as well as oral and written communications skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, including business partners and management.
Strong organizational, planning and project/time management skills.
Advanced PC skills required, including expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
Database knowledge and query expertise required and SQL experience preferred.
Finance and accounting knowledge from either experience or education should include the application of standard accounting principles and financial statement preparation.
Proven track record of developing departmental capabilities and restructuring work streams to increase or improve firm-wide productivity.
Exposure to solutions for typical technical accounting reporting challenges and issues.
Technical experience with Rippe & Kingston is a strong plus.
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