27 days old

Cash Receipts Accounting Assistant

Holbrook, AZ 86025
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE Cash Receipts Accounting Assistant position is part of a small team that is responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely, accurate entry and reconciliation of checks, credit card transactions and wires for the entire firm. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Serve as an information resource for all offices relating to cash inquiries, training and operations. Together with the team, apply cash to invoices or cash accounts from paper and electronic checks, credit cards, ACHs, and wires daily; reconciling these entries to the bank and credit card statement totals in the depository account. Assist team with entering all write-offs, internal cash applications, reversal/re-books, and refunds of client funds in the general cash account. Contribute to the unallocated cash receipts process and ensure timely resolution of client funds. Run periodic reports as requested and distribute to clients, lawyers and paralegals. Reconcile daily and monthly cash activity with GL Accountants. Research attorney and client requests regarding payment applications and special client projects. Resolve work in progress credits and accounts payable voided or refunded disbursements. Request approvals for invoice reversals and wires/check requests for refunds of duplicate invoice payments. Review daily cash receipts posting to ensure accuracy and confirm all required documents are properly scanned. Recognize when escalation is necessary and assist cash receipts team in resolving outstanding questions so that cash is applied timely and accurately. Provide management with the monthly unallocated report, bi-annual GBNF reports, daily cash reports and monthly cash GL balance reports. Make recommendations to management for process improvement ideas and assist on implementing approved ideas. Assist manager in the research, planning and implementation of project prioritization and process improvements. Provide cash detail reports for external and internal auditors as requested. Assist in the testing of software improvements and upgrades for the softwares cash module as needed. Complete projects, as assigned, and design and maintain management reports, as needed. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firms attendance expectations. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Ability to establish effective working relationships throughout the firm, express self effectively, both orally and in writing and communicate with all levels of firm personnel. Thorough knowledge of revenue accounting principles, procedures, policies and applications. Fluent in MS Office applications, specifically Excel, and standard computerized accounting systems. Strong attention to detail. Ability to apply regulations and guidelines to standard and non-standard situations. Ability to work alone and on a service team with minimal supervision. Solid organization and prioritization skills. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Able to work well in a team-oriented environment. Leadership and coaching skills preferred. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a bachelors degree in accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent experience. Requires two years of experience in a similar accounting role. General knowledge of the revenue cycle required. General knowledge of basic GAAP rules of accounting preferred. Professional services accounting experience preferred. Law firm experience beneficial.
Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-05-20

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Cash Receipts Accounting Assistant

Perkins Coie LLP
Holbrook, AZ 86025

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