We have an exciting opportunity for a Controller at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.
The Controller is an integral part of the Accounting management team and has primary responsibilities to protect the firm's assets and meet all financial compliance requirements for the organization. In addition, this position's responsibility for and includes, but is not limited to various financial, budget and compliance reporting, Partner accounting, audit, tax and compliance processes, surveys and ad hoc reporting, special projects and other areas as assigned. The Controller will directly manage a team of 3 or more personnel and work closely with outside tax/accounting firms along with other consultants.
Responsibilities and Duties:
• Reviews current processes and edits accordingly to improve internal controls.
• Manages direct reports by understanding career goals.
• Manages and maintains Partner accounting activities, including distributions, paid-in-capital accounting, and all other related activities.
• Reviews & prepares monthly & annual firm financial reporting packages for senior leadership and larger partnership.
• Coordinates, participates and generates reporting for the annual budgeting and forecasting process for revenue, expenses and capital expenditures.
• Oversees and manages General Ledger and Balance Sheet components, including reconciliations, journal entries and related activities, including building appropriate controls, processes and enhancements.
• Manages Fixed Assets records and reporting.
• Coordinates annual audit with Director of Finance.
• Manages all components of annual, quarterly and otherwise required taxes, including the preparation of K-1s, Composite Elections, Tax Residential Certificates and like components.
• Acts as administrator for system related components of above duties.
• Other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisors.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• A Bachelor's degree is required with a concentration in Accounting. Master's Degree and/or CPA accreditation strongly preferred.
• A minimum of 10 years of accounting experience with at least five years of experience in a law firm or professional services firm environment is strongly preferred.
• Experience managing a team is required.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.
• Must be highly skilled in handling financial and numeric data with proven analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong understanding of accounting principles, conventions, and standards. Detail-oriented, organized and ability to read, analyze, and process complex financial statements and documents.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads. Ability to manage and develop others. Must possess discretion in working with confidential data.
• Excellent computer skills, technical dexterity and advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite with specific proficiency in Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Prior experience with Aderant systems is highly preferred.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm's offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.