Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant

Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant

Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant



Chicago, Illinois

Employment Type



$65000 - $75000

Job Description:

The Bookkeeper is responsible for the firm’s daily bookkeeping, including Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Vendor Management, Billing Review and Proofreading.

The Bookkeeper must be able to fully utilize the firm’s CMS and accounting software to record transactions and prepare standard reports as directed by the Finance Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, or Managing Partners.

The Bookkeeper will report to the Finance Manager and receive direction from the Firm’s Finance Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, or Managing Partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Prepare and review attorney pre-billing and final billing statement

 Code and enter expense invoices and check requests

 Verify all invoices and check requests are properly approved

 Prepare monthly check runs

 Process payments via ACH, wire and check

 Mail A/P checks and process ACH and wire transfers upon approval

 Answer billing and remittance requests related to payables and accounts receivable

 Maintain both accounts receivable and accounts payable and process monthly vendor and client expense invoices

 Adjust and reconcile general ledgers

 Post and track internal and case expenses Review, proofread, and finalize client billing statements

 Assist with matter management

Job Requirements:


 Thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting procedures

 Strong knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software, accounts receivable and payable, and financial transaction reporting

 Highly data-driven and detail-orientated with the ability to work accurately and gracefully under pressure

 Exceptional analytical and verbal and written communication skills

 Expert in MS Excel and data entry

 Experience with ProLaw or any legal case management software is highly preferred

 At least 3 years of bookkeeping experience in a law firm or professional services firm or related field experience at an accounting firm

 Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality dealing with financial and legal case matter data