Administration | San Francisco, CA | Full Time
Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller is a top-rated San Francisco boutique law firm. We specialize in national and international complex litigation and investigations as well as real estate and franchising transactions. We are a 45-lawyer firm dedicated to strategic cutting-edge representation of clients in California, nationally and internationally.
We are seeking a Financial Administrator with at least five years of current and relevant experience. The Financial Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day accounting, billing and financial functions of the Firm. This includes direct supervision and management of accounting staff. The Financial Administrator also leads or participates in projects, Firm committees and/or initiatives.
- Manage all daily operations of the accounting department including supervising staff, and supporting them in the effective execution of their job responsibilities; serve as back-up to department staff; employee training.
- Prepare, track and reconcile ledgers and budgets; work with Administration to develop and justify annual budget requirements and ensure cost effectiveness.
- Prepare and post receipts, deposits, invoices, refunds, and other standard bookkeeping tasks; maintain records of all transactions.
- Manage accounts payable and accounts receivables, including contacting delinquent accounts; adeptness in handling complex litigation billing as well as fixed fee billing.
- Create and run financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and as needed basis; automate the profitability analysis with the billing and accounting system so that it may be determined by the CCA easily and at any time.
- Work with firm leadership in calculating distributions of profit/bonuses on a semi-annual or annual basis and track data year-round.
- Prepare company tax documents and collaborate with outside accountant.
- Assist in payroll and serve as back-up as needed.
- Maintain current knowledge of the accounting and billing program; train as needed; assess opportunities for improvement.
- Evaluate, identify and resolve operational problems; develop and streamline operational efficiencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested by Administration to support the overall needs of the Firm.
- Five years of relevant industry experience required including basic understanding of GAAP accounting. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field desired; CPA desirable.
- Current knowledge of all regulations, requirements and laws; basic corporate tax knowledge including experience in directly collaborating with banks and outside accountants; thorough understanding of law firm accounts such as operating, trust, and retainer accounts.
- Hands on experience with legal accounting and billing systems including e-billing; ability to handle multiple partners’ different billing practices and needs; experience with modeling prospective and actual alternative-fee arrangements.
- Experience with timekeeper performance metrics and benchmarking; experience in preparing and presenting to firm leadership financial, productivity and realization reports.
- Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (creating spreadsheets and charts and using financial Excel functions).
- Ability to work independently with little supervision from the Executive Committee, but be receptive to oversight by Executive Committee.
- Experience in contacting clients via telephone or email to resolve outstanding receivables.
- High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and demonstrate the appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
- Highly detail oriented; ability to problem solve and set priorities; strong time management skills.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time, typing in front of a computer.
Please submit your resume to Sally Bondi.