Position Title: Assistant Controller
Location: Alexandria, VA
Industry: Law Firm
Report to: Controller
Status: Full Time, Direct Hire, Exempt (37.50 hours/weekly)

Assistant Controller Position Summary:

  • Provide general supervision of the accounting staff at a Law Firm
  • Conduct training sessions with new employees and provide mentorship to existing accounting staff members
  • Assist with evaluating team members and conducting performance reviews
  • Randomly audit employees’ work for quality assurance purposes
  • Coordinate and monitor daily bill review, assisting when necessary
  • Oversee and assist with month-end account reconciliation and journal entry preparation
  • Review monthly closing process for accuracy and completeness, correcting when necessary
  • Coordinate and review monthly client compilation reports
  • Supervise A/P transactions and processes
  • Provide support to payroll team when needed
  • Support Controller with time sensitive projects
  • Cross-train in all accounting roles to perform backup support as necessary


Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum five years relevant accounting experience in a professional services environment required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly desired
  • Elite and/or ADP Software knowledge a plus
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Prior supervisory or team lead experience
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully complete projects within deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with attorneys, clients, management, board of directors, colleagues and direct reports

Competitive salary commensurate with years of experience, training and education. Excellent benefits offered including medical, vision, dental, generous PTO and maternity/paternity leave program, profit sharing, 401K, free parking in old town, and many other advantages.