1+ months

Trust Accountant

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. Responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely, accurate and value-added information, maintenance and services of all Trust accounts and transactions in accordance with Perkins Coie policies and procedures as well as state bar rules. This Trust Accountant will be responsible for all regular daily, monthly, and quarterly trust accounting tasks for all offices. This position will also act as the first point of escalation for any Trust accounting issues. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Processes Trust Account deposits, monthly interests, and reconcile Trust accounts for all offices. Together with the Trust Accountants, document and maintain a log of state specific bar rules as it relates to client trust accounts for assigned offices. Keeping electronic log of Trust transactions current and in accordance when required by state bar recommendations. Educate LPAs, attorneys and other finance department members about Trust processes and requirements. Review unallocated cash receipts account for assigned offices and ensure timely resolution of client funds. This would include providing posting instructions to the cash receipts team, transfer funds to client trust, or refund the client. Run monthly and other periodic reports and distribute to client service lawyers and paralegals. Reconcile monthly trust activity with GL Accountants. Recognize when escalation is necessary and assist Trust team in resolving outstanding questions so that Trust monies are applied timely and accurately. 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 Firm's attendance expectations. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Strong customer service skills and the ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Thorough knowledge of standard accounting processes and procedures. Ten-key by touch. Fluent in MS Office applications. Solid organizational and prioritization skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to apply regulations and guidelines to standard and non-standard situations. Ability to use experience and judgment to make decisions. Ability to work with minimal supervision. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a BA degree in accounting or equivalent. Requires five years of experience as a trust accountant or equivalent. Professional services accounting experience preferred. Law firm experience beneficial.
Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-10-13

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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Trust Accountant

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