Senior Accountant

Financial Operations Doral, FL Charlotte, North Carolina


Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Senior Accountant in our Doral, FL or Charlotte, NC office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary: 

The Senior Accountant reports to the GL Accounting Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability and financial reporting, as well as other special projects as assigned. 
This role requires strong problem solving skills in accounting and finance, with a focus on taxes and audit requirements for US offices and the understanding of process, quality and efficiency of work product. Collaboration with local accountants and GT’s tax group to find the right solution is encouraged and expected.   

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Monitors accounting practices and workflows as well as the month end close process to ensure compliance and consistency with Firm accounting
  • General ledger accounting and mapping; fixed asset accounting
  • Processes month-end balancing and journal entries
  • Supports treasury and payment functions by reviewing and approving wire transfers for the Firm
  • Ensures all necessary reconciliations (e.g. between Aderant and local statutory systems) are being done on a timely basis; account analysis
  • Prepares, reviews and analyzes financial statements
  • Supports FP&A team and Tax department with acquiring information and preparing any needed information for performance analysis
  • Supports month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensures compliance with Accounting principles
  • Documents business processes and accounting policies and controls; spots errors and identifies ways to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Provides input into department’s goal setting process; drive improvements in processes or policies
  • Updates Accounting/Finance department SharePoint site with all necessary supporting documentation

Skills & Competencies: 

  • Strong organization skills, be a strategic thinker and have the ability to coordinate activities and projects; attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a strong team player-coach who enjoys working in a collaborative environment with the ability to work well under pressure 
  • Confidence, energy and personality to work in a dynamic environment across all levels of management, functions and geographies
  • Problem solver with ability to successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demands
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving skills, takes initiative, strong accountability and uses good judgment, excellent follow-up skills
  • Understanding our AP workflow, Concur and the related FX and tax implications
  • Understanding Aderant (ERP)  basic entries and related FX and tax implications

Qualifications & Prior Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required (Masters in Accounting preferred)
  • CPA required
  • Minimum 5 or more years’ experience of general accounting from a legal or service-related industry, Big Four experience preferred
  • Experience with special applications (CMS/Aderant Expert and/or Concur) preferred
  • Highly proficient in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

Exemplifying our commitment to promoting inclusion and equity across our platform, the firm participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program (Mansfield). Mansfield, which is facilitated by The Diversity Lab, focuses on equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. The Mansfield requirements are anchored in the consideration of expanded talent pools considered for select positions and open roles within the law firm and the implementation of and access to transparent processes. Utilizing the Mansfield framework, the firm’s progress and outcomes are measured and documented through Mansfield Certification Plus Metrics. In 2023, GT achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus. We are excited about our ongoing participation in Mansfield given the program’s alignment with the firm’s commitment to opportunities for advancement that are inclusive for everyone. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.