Compensation for the Accounting Associate will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Firm
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. serves the legal and business needs of the transportation industry on a full-service basis. Our legal team is experienced in not only regulatory compliance, but also business structuring and transactions, litigation, insurance, labor and employment, highway accident defense, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, workers' compensation, logistics, driver leasing, warehousing, private fleet operations, outsourcing, and customs. We also represent clients in a variety of other related industries, including those that provide services or products in insurance, alternative workforce strategies, construction and real estate development, manufacturing, retail goods, and professional services. With our principal office in Indianapolis and other offices located coast to coast, we are easily accessible to clients nationwide.
The Firm has an opening for a full-time Accounting Associate in the Firm’s Indianapolis office. The Firm has developed an optional 3-2 hybrid work schedule where employees are expected to work from the Indianapolis office at least three days per week and may opt to work from home up to two days per week. This option may be available after training and an introductory period are complete and at the discretion of the Accounting Managers.
The candidate will provide assistance in a variety of financial functions that occur within a professional services organization: billing, collections, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and a number of other duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
Answer client emails regarding questions related to billing, payments, and accruals.
Communicate with attorneys and legal assistants on a variety of issues related to time entry, client/matter opening, client disbursements and billing.
Perform basic legal accounting functions of editing and finalizing client bills based on attorney and client guidelines, cash receipt entry and proper allocation, maintain client trust account ledgers, maintain client records in Time and Billing and Document Management systems.
Perform and proficient understanding of basic accounting functions such as general ledger entry, chart of account review, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
Frequent review of and contact with attorneys and clients on assigned client collections.
Experience in professional services department.
Two years related accounting/legal experience.
Strong understanding of basic accounting principles.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Project and team management/leadership skills and experience.
Capability of effective planning and priority setting.
Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
Strong analytical skills.
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS Word and Excel.
Personal characteristics that will contribute to success in this position are a strong work ethic; self-motivated; ownership of work product and position; a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy; the ability to effectively work in a team environment as well as independently; and the ability to multi-task.
The Firm offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/HSA, dental, vision, life, disability, family care leave, 401k/profit sharing retirement package and pet insurance. Employees are also eligible to work a hybrid schedule of three days in the office with up to two days per week working from home. The Firm will supply the necessary computer and accessory equipment to facilitate this hybrid work schedule.
The Firm has a collaborative, team culture that fosters support among peers and collegiality among assistants, paralegals, attorneys, and managers. We have a welcoming, equitable workplace with an open-door policy. The Firm was named Top 30 in Client Service in 2016, Indy Star Top Workplaces for 7 consecutive years, and Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in 2022.
Please send resumes to HR@scopelitis.com. Resumes with previous law firm experience will be considered first. Compensation for the Accounting Associate will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. An Equal Opportunity Employer.