Controller

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)4.1


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, a large international law firm, is seeking a Controller for the Finance Department in our Atlanta office. This position will be part of our team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff providing a high level of service to both internal and external clients. At Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, we are one team where each person plays an integral role in serving the needs of our clients. The firm has a strong dedication to its employees, values, diversity and inclusion initiatives and commitment to the community.

The Controller is directly responsible for leadership and management of the day to day operation of the firm’s accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. This position develops and implements associated policy and procedures related to functional responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Manage and review individual partner capital, income and draw account schedules
  • Manage and review firm related state income tax partner tax withholdings, elections, estimated tax payments, and related schedules
  • Manage preparation of monthly financial statements and review for accuracy and completeness
  • Direct preparation of and review general ledger activity, account reconciliations, and actual/budget variances
  • Manage fixed assets activities to ensure accurate general ledger and fixed asset schedules for month and year-end closing, recording depreciation, and accounting for disposals
  • Leads and directs the work of three accountants
  • Assist with the administration of firm bank operating accounts, to include releasing wires and signing checks
  • Prepare and submit schedules/reports required under credit line agreements; Monitor compliance with loan covenants
  • Responsible for the leadership and management of the firm’s accounts payable department; Associated responsibilities include providing for attorney and staff reimbursements and vendor and third party payments, meeting the firm’s rush check and funds returned to clients requirements, ensuring the proper posting and accounting for related account payable ledger entries and associated reconciliation’s, quality and internal control, compliance with related tax requirements, control of the firm’s currency transactions, and trust fund management; Additionally, monitors and reports on compliance regarding the firm’s accounts payables policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the leadership and management of the accounts receivable function to ensure effective and efficient processing of accounts receivable functions, including internal revenue transactions, revenue reporting and reconciliation of the AR ledger
  • Assist in budget development, review and rolling forecast updates as required; review actual results to budget and explain large variances
  • Assist with the annual financial statement audit, including working with external CPAs, preparation of workpapers, and responding to audit inquiries
  • Manage and participate in the preparation and filing of tax returns and related workpapers/schedules to ensure compliance with international, federal, state and local tax laws and regulations
  • Manage the federal, state and local income and property tax compliance function, to include monitoring activities for filing responsibilities and nexus exposure; managing tax authority inquiries, notices, audits and information requests; preparing and / or reviewing estimated tax payments and tax returns

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • 5+ years of experience preferably in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (data manipulation, advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookups, etc.)
  • Ability to provide leadership, perform as a team leader and operate well under pressure
  • Ability to integrate departmental needs with the needs of the other departments and the needs of the firm
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and delegate to ensure the smooth operation of the department
  • Ability to analyze, assess possible problems, prioritize concerns and make decisions
  • Ability to motivate and empower others toward success
  • Full awareness of and willingness to abide by firm’s policies, in particular those regarding confidentiality of financial information and securities trading
  • Ability to adapt schedule to changing work load requirements and lead by personal example
  • Ability to interface with partners, associates, clients, vendors, directors, managers and support staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
This is a full-time, regular position with generous benefits. Interested applicants should apply online at www.kilpatricktownsend.com. Selected applicants will be contacted. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.