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Accounting, Senior Staff Accountant

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Accounting, Senior Staff Accountant
New York
Reports to

Manager & Assistant Controller

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (additional hours as required)

Position Summary

The Senior Staff Accountant will support the Accounting Department in accurately reporting the monthly results and departmental reporting of the Firm.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reconcile the sub ledger to the General Ledger daily.
  • Ensure cash is completely and accurately reported daily.
  • Calculate and record reserve amounts for all offices monthly.
  • Ensure expenses are properly allocated to each department and office.
  • Prepare liquid asset ratio on a semi-annual basis.
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly financial statements and other financial reporting.
  • Prepare quarterly bank financial statements and related bank covenant calculations.
  • Coordinate interim and annual audit with Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Provide support to various departments and offices.
  • Oversee partnership accounting and allocation of earnings.
  • Analyze/review foreign currency translations.
  • Development of key management reports.
  • Prepare journal entries and analyze monthly results.
  • Prepare balance sheet analysis and reconcile intercompany accounts.
  • Process the monthly revenue reconciliation.
  • Prepare schedules for the monthly Financial & Operating results report (e.g., inventory analysis, billing analysis).
  • Ensure the timeliness of interest and principal payments.
  • Prepare liquid asset ratio on a semi-annual basis.
  • Prepare select firm-wide balance sheet account analysis.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Ad-hoc reporting as needed.
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience with financial statement preparation a plus.
  • Knowledge of Aderant and Oracle software a plus.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet conflicting deadlines.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • 4-6 years’ experience in a similar position in a public or private firm.
  • CPA preferred.

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $90,000 - $100,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.