Staff Accountant

| Cleveland, OH, USA
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Who We Are

At Benesch we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations and building trust not only with our clients but with our employees - Benesch's #1 asset. Committed to providing not only the highest level of legal service to our clients, Benesch also aspires to create a positive work environment for our employees. Our Firm continues to earn placement on Chicago and Cleveland's Top Workplaces list, along with Cleveland's NorthCoast 99 Top Workplaces rankings. We also continue to advance on the AmLaw 150 list, placing us among the top 150 law firms in the country.

Benesch is proud to be recognized for being a Firm that attracts and retains top talent - making Benesch a great place to work. We offer a hybrid schedule, career development and growth, transparent and visible leadership teams, and a place where diversity, equity and inclusion is celebrated. In addition, the Firm offers a full array of benefits which can be viewed at .

Working with Us - Come and "Be Benesch!"

We are one of the fastest growing firms in the nation, and have offices in Chicago, Columbus, San Francisco, New York City, and Wilmington. We continue to expand our geographic footprint and value the talent that comprises each of our locations. If you are someone who champions a First in Service approach and are ready to be part of an exciting and growing Firm, we would invite you to apply to join our team.

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Benesch is proud to announce the opening for an Partnership Accountant in our Cleveland office. This position is hybrid and has work from home flexibility.

Position Summary:

Are you looking for a new challenge wherein you can step into a newly created position and carve out your own niche? Do you have experience with partnership accounting and would like to stay focused in that practice area? Then our newly created Staff Accountant position may be the role for you. This position is perfect for the accountant who has defined experience with partner compensation, draws and partnership distribution calculations. Join Benesch and play a pivotal role in shaping the financial success of our organization.

The Staff Accountant assists the Director of Finance in the operation and maintenance of the general ledger, prepares financial reports, oversees Firm cash activity, reconciles bank accounts for all offices and assists with special projects as needed. As Partnership Accountant at Benesch, you will be an integral member of our team as we strive to provide our customers with the best possible service.

Essential Functions:

1. Coordinates partner compensation, draws and partnership distribution calculations.

2. Assists with partner withdrawals and retirement calculations.

3. Assists with partner capital projections and analyses.

4. Prepares quarterly tax estimates and payments.

5. Coordinates tax workpaper preparation with external tax accountants.

6. Prepares annual income and capital workpapers for tax returns.

7. Ensures compliance with firm policies and internal accounting controls.

8. Assists with month and year end close process.

9. Prepares audit schedules for annual review by outside auditors.

10. Reconciles partners' draw and capital accounts monthly.

11. Prepares adjusting journal entries as needed.

12. Works to standardize and improve financial processes.

13. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Confidentiality:

Due to the nature of your employment, various documents, and information, which are of a confidential nature, will come into your possession. Such documents and information must be always kept confidential.

Qualifications:

The Staff Accountant must have an accounting degree from an accredited university. A minimum of five (5) years of accounting experience is required, 2 years of public accounting preferred. Experience with preparation of financial statements, tax returns and financial analysis is required. Experience with partnership accounting preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint. Excellent customer service skill, ability to work independently but also part of a broader team are musts.

Benesch is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact the Benesch Human Resources Department by phone at 216-363-4578 or email at

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Benesch Law operates in the Legal Tech industry. The company is located in Cleveland, OH. Benesch Law was founded in 1938. It has 629 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Benesch Law, click here.
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