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Senior Staff Accountant

Atlanta, GA, USA | King & Spalding

  • Industry:
    Legal Services
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking a Senior Staff Accountant to join our Finance Department in Atlanta. The department offers the opportunity for a senior accountant to join an innovative and collaborative team focused on supporting general accounting functions of the firm including accounting, finance, tax, audit, treasury, and other functional areas. The Senior Staff Accountant will work closely with the general accounting team and will report directly to the Accounting Manager.


The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, on-site gym access, discount programs, an onsite childcare center and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.


Candidates will have the following responsibilities:


• Prepares, enters, records, and imports journal entries (including maintenance of spreadsheets that support recurring journals)


• Process ad hoc and reclass journal entries


• Actively participates with month-end closing


• Prepares bank reconciliations for various domestic and international bank accounts


• Prepares general ledger balance sheet account reconciliations in various currencies


• Responsible for monthly and year-end record keeping for certain international offices on the accrual basis


• Work with internal and external personnel to improve processes and procedures


• Initiate and participate in various projects, as needed, including automation and process improvements


Successful candidates are detail oriented, efficient and have the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, high volume environment. Candidates should have well-developed Microsoft Office skills, including intermediate Excel proficiency and demonstrate the ability to problem solve and communicate with all levels of personnel. Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; 5+ years of job related experience is preferred.


We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business services professionals in 22 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.


King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law


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