Accountant - Partner Accounting

White Plains

Job Summary

About Us

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues.  We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

The Opportunity

Skadden is looking for an Accountant – Partner Accounting.  This position will be based in our White Plains office (hybrid).  The role will assist and support the Partner Accounting Team with monitoring and maintaining the overall process of Partner Capital, and with the development and implementation of partner accounting system processes.  Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with preparing, compiling, analyzing, and reconciling Partner financial information including Partner distributions.
  • Assists with the determination of Partner capitalization process.
  • Tracks and maintains lateral Partner capital deals.
  • Assists with preparing cash flow analysis for new and lateral Partners.
  • Assists with the quarterly dissemination of information to the outside accountants.
  • Prepares and analyzes Partner income.    
  • Prepares and maintains Partner quarterly Income memos and various income reports using Excel spreadsheets and the Partner accounting system.
  • Assists with maintaining accurate Partner records and supporting materials for prepared schedules.
  • Understands and utilizes the Partner accounting system features in order to handle requests for information.
  • Provides inter-departmental support in analyzing and reconciling general ledger accounts relating to partner distribution/payment accounts.
  • Supports the year processes, including preparing year-end income and capital schedules to facilitate the production of the Federal and State partnership returns, as well as related K-1s.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Partner accounts budget.
  • Assists with special projects related to the Partner accounting system developments.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of basic accounting  principles.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to learn and train in various PC applications.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Strong ability to multi-task in order to organize and prioritize work, as well as to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Flexibility to travel and/or adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting.
  • Minimum of one year related experience.

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this White Plains position is expected to be between $55,000 to $67,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Culture & Life at Skadden 

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.


The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity 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, sexual and reproductive health decisions, 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.

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