Assistant Controller

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 03/26/2024 Job Number: 26654715

Job Description

With a footprint in the Buffalo legal market for over 200 years, you’ll join a longstanding legal team that continues to expand in the WNY area as well as other markets.
Reporting to the Controller and working closely with the CFO, you will have the opportunity for growth and mentorship in your financial career.
What You’ll Be Doing:

You’ll have supervisory responsibilities over accounting and treasury staff while working very closely with the Controller, COO, partners, attorneys, and administrative staff to ensure the accounting, finance, and treasury operations are working effectively.
You will prepare, review, and analyze monthly financial results and conduct general ledger journal entries, related reconciliations, variance analysis, etc.
Assist in monthly and year-end financial closing processes as well as the year-end audit and tax return filings performed by independent public accountants.
Responsible for accounting, compliance testing, and reporting of the Firm's benefit and pension plans, including 5500 filings, and the annual audit conducted by independent public accountants.
What You Need for Success:
  • Minimum 4-6 years of business accounting experience.
  • Experience in a supervisory role is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.
  • Public accounting and/or accounting for law firm experience preferred.
  • Ability to commute to the downtown Buffalo office 5 days/week.
The base salary range for this role is $100, 000 to $125, 000 annually. This base salary range represents the low and high end of the base salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered will vary based on various factors including but not limited to location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and performance.

Meet Your Recruiter

Peggy Koch
Director, National Recruiter

Peggy joined our staff in 2020 bringing 15 years of recruiting experience, and 20+ years of solid experience to the DCM team!  In addition to her degree in Marketing from SUNY Alfred State, she has a demonstrated history in successful placements in the areas of Marketing, Legal, Human Resources, Medical, Accounting/Finance and Engineering.  Peggy prides herself on working tirelessly to help clients and candidates alike find a great fit for their businesses and careers.  Taking her passion for recruitment outside of the workplace, Peggy has used her volunteer time to speak at local colleges to help student-candidates early on in their careers with critical skills for future success such as guidance on creating a solid resume, conducting a successful job search, and the all-important interview preparation.

 When not working hard recruiting, Peggy enjoys traveling and exploring new places, gardening, and baking.

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