Temp Staff Accountant

San Francisco, CA 94105

Job Type: Accountant Job Number: 7257 Salary Range: $70,000-$95,000

Job Description

Our client, a prestigious law firm, is seeking a Staff Accountant to support their team! 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the guidance of the General Ledger Accounting Manager and aligned with departmental objectives and priorities, engage in various activities to maintain general ledger accounts and the monthly accounting system. Prepare detailed reconciliations for domestic and international bank accounts, as well as other assets and liabilities. Oversee the Firm’s Fixed Assets System and manage all aspects of fixed assets accounting. Provide information for accounting reports and period-end close. Ensure best practices in accounting procedures, financial record maintenance, and account analysis and reconciliations. Maintain high standards of client service and satisfaction.


Accounting Services:

  • Detailed Journal Entries: Prepare detailed journal entries for domestic and international general ledgers using information from various departments as part of the monthly close. This includes payroll transactions for international offices, payroll and payroll tax disbursements, fixed assets acquisitions and disposals, depreciation and amortization expenses, general ledger reclassifications, foreign currency transactions, bank transfers, investment transactions, partner capital loans, and various payroll withholdings.

  • Account Reconciliation: Conduct detailed bank account reconciliations for the Firm’s main operating bank account and other domestic and international accounts as assigned. Reconcile various balance sheet accounts and prepare monthly schedules. Maintain and reconcile Positive Pay data for the payroll disbursement account. Apply research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to resolve outstanding items on bank and GL reconciliations, perform trial balance variance analyses, and validate the accuracy of GL account balances. Provide technical assistance and procedural guidance as needed.

  • Fixed Assets Accounting: Independently maintain and reconcile data firm-wide in the Fixed Asset System. Ensure accurate recording of all fixed assets transactions in the general ledger according to the Firm’s accounting guidelines. Perform all fixed assets reconciliations between the general ledger and the fixed assets system. Prepare detailed fixed assets reports at both the Firm and office levels for biannual fixed assets inventory confirmation. Provide detailed fixed assets analysis and reports to office Directors of Administration for audit purposes and to the FP&A Team for budget and financial projections. Assist with capital expenditure and depreciation budget forecasts.

  • Tax and Real Estate Department Support: Provide detailed fixed assets analysis and reports to the Tax and Real Estate departments for various tax filings and office space planning projects, such as income tax returns, property tax returns, and net book value forecasts. Prepare fixed assets analysis and reports for property, sales/use, and other tax audits.

  • Proof of Cash Analysis: Prepare Proof of Cash analysis for interim and annual audits to reconcile cash receipts per bank and books to the Firm’s reported revenues.

  • Audit Support: Assist the General Ledger Accounting Manager during interim and annual audits by preparing fixed assets and depreciation lead schedules, retrieving document support, preparing account analyses, and preparing bank and debt confirmation letters.

  • Ad Hoc Projects: Assist the General Ledger Accounting Manager with ad hoc projects that enhance the value of accounting and finance services to clients, attorneys, timekeepers, and the Firm. Projects may include foreign exchange gain/loss allocations, internal control documentation, electronic maintenance of accounting work-papers, and accounting process documentation.

  • Compliance and Control: Ensure adherence to internal accounting controls, policies, and procedures, and continuously evaluate processes to maximize efficiencies.

Financial Reporting:
  • Assist the General Ledger Accounting Manager in preparing reliable information for reporting to key external vendors and service providers, including auditors, tax accountants, underwriters, and loan providers.

Professional Development:
  • Stay current with industry trends in accounting and the legal industry.
  • Ensure expertise in relevant technology; proactively use the latest technology to enhance teamwork, client service, and efficiency.
  • Regularly review position requirements and develop goals to enhance job performance and value.

Client Service, Confidentiality, and Safety:
  • Consistently promote and model the Firm's Client Service Principles in leadership, teamwork, work product, and personal interaction.
  • Ensure compliance with the Firm's Information Handling Policy, safeguarding confidential and personal information, and reporting any suspected breaches immediately.
  • Adhere to the Firm's General Safety Practices and any unique safety practices for the department and building.
The Phoenix Group Advisors is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. We strive to attract talented individuals from all backgrounds and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Dan James
Managing Director

After graduating with an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Westchester Community College Dan wasn't sure exactly what he wanted to do. In February 2013 he decided to put his knack for connecting people with one another to work when he joined The Phoenix Group. When he's not in the office you can find him skiing, golfing, or spending time with his family. 

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