Audit & Compliance Manager

About the Opportunity

Our client is a top Law Firm in New York City that is looking for an Audit and Compliance Manager to support the internal control framework and accounting. This is a new position that will collaborate with the CFO, leadership, accounting team, and external auditors. The role is a combination of financial reporting, internal controls and management of the audit.  You’ll have great exposure across the firm and will be able to implement changes to the policies.

The annual base salary range is $90,000 to $145,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for preparing the financial statements of the organization, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Serve as the primary contact and coordinator between the external audit provider and senior members of the finance team to facilitate the completion of year-end audits for all global entities of the organization, spanning across the U.S., U.K., China, and consolidated audits
  • Prepare necessary account reconciliations, audit workpapers, and other documentation required for the preparation of audited financial statements
  • Review account reconciliations and variance analyses prepared by finance team members to ensure accuracy and compliance with auditing standards
  • Monitor and review accounting activities impacting audited financial statements, such as overhead charges, intercompany transactions, bank reconciliations, and office leases
  • Periodically assess and recommend procedures and protocols to enhance segregation of duties within the finance function, maintaining financial controls in alignment with partnership agreements, firm policies, and business objectives
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures aimed at strengthening controls in business operations, including travel policies and approval processes for meals and entertainment expenses.
  • Investigate and report on audit and compliance issues as required, staying updated on industry standards and proposing recommendations aligned with organizational goals
  • Act as an advisor to the CFO on audit and compliance standards, providing insights and recommendations
  • Investigate and resolve inquiries and issues related to audit and compliance matters promptly and effectively
  • Collaborate with management to develop policies and procedures to enhance staff efficiencies
  • Fulfill other ad hoc requests and reporting tasks as assigned by management

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • CPA certified
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in audit and finance, with comprehensive knowledge of financial compliance reporting
  • Prior experience at a prominent national or international public accounting firm required; experience at a top-tier law firm preferred
  • Proficiency in end-to-end financial statement preparation, particularly within large legal or professional services firms utilizing partnership business models
  • Familiarity with both domestic and international accounting standards
  • Understanding of accounting processes and reporting requirements specific to large national law firms
  • Proficiency in Elite and/or Aderant accounting software
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, including pivot tables, charts, graphs, and formulas
  • Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to occasionally handle and distribute files, documents, or office supplies weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to other firm locations as needed

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