Senior Accountant – Partner Accounting

White Plains

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Senior Accountant – Partner Accounting. This position works with the Partner Accounting team to monitor and maintain the overall process of Partner Capital Accountants.  This position will assist with the development and implementation of partner accounting system processes.  Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares, compiles, analyzes, and reconciles Partner financial information including Partner distributions.
  • Assist with the determination of Partner capitalization process.
  • Track and maintain lateral Partner capital deals.
  • Prepares cash flow analysis for new and lateral Partners.
  • Assist with the quarterly dissemination of information to the outside accountants.
  • Prepare and analysis Partner income.    
  • Prepares and maintains Partner quarterly Income memos and various income reports using Excel spreadsheets and the Partner accounting system.
  • Maintains 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.
  • Spearheading 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.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of basic accounting  principles
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to learn and train in various PC applications
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • 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
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting
  • Minimum of four years related experience
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