Accountant

FinanceAnyPittsburgh, PA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking an Accountant to join the Pittsburgh office. The Accountant should have experience in the areas of financial reporting, internal controls, analysis and accounting knowledge through professional and/or educational background. The Accountant is responsible for assisting the Accounting department in creating timely and accurate financial statements, performing journal entries, monthly reconciliations, financial analysis and providing special project support. The Accountant must be a self-starter who possesses the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Assist in the preparation of monthly financial package.

• prepare monthly data journal entries.

• Acquire working knowledge of Elite (accounting software).

• Reconcile general ledger accounts, including checking supporting documentation.

• Assist with preparation of all surveys.

• Assist with preparation of work papers for annual audit or financial statements.

• Assist with special projects as required.

• Support process improvement actions and teams.

• Manage multiple assignments and can prioritize tasks effectively.

• Abide by all policies, work procedures, instructions and confidentiality of all information.

• Make logical assumptions, identify trends and analyze and communicate variance to management.

• Ability to participate on teams as well as ability to build organizational relationships with peers.

• Commitment to continuous learning and demonstrate a desire to advance and seek opportunities to stretch capabilities.

• Record asset additions and disposals in Sage (fixed asset system).

• Prepare monthly fixed asset rollforward.

 

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED

• 1-3 years of accounting experience with a computerized accounting system and responsibilities for special projects and assignments.

• BS/BA in accounting or finance.

• Must be detailed oriented and organized.

• Strong written communication skills, along with clear and concise verbal skills.

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

• Must have solid experience with accounting systems and query tools.

• Ability to work alone on daily routine assignments with minimum supervision.

• Customer service orientation. 

ABOUT THE FIRM

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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BENEFITS

We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.