Deputy Controller

AcctPositions Published: October 23, 2019
New York, NY
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A global law firm located in Manhattan is actively seeking a diligent and experienced accounting professional for a promising opportunity as their new Deputy Controller. In this role, the Deputy Controller will manage the operations of the global accounting function to achieve the department's goals and objectives.


  • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities around payroll journals, fixed assets, and other general ledger accounting and develop metrics to report on these activities against benchmarks
  • Oversee the monthly and annual general ledger accounting close process for US and international ledgers, managing to a central global timetable, and validate accuracy of the results
  • Identify and research technical accounting issues, provide leadership to management and the team around new standards, ensuring that at all times global reporting is in compliance
  • Manage relationships with outside audit firms, casualty/liability insurance agents and other providers as appropriate
  • Lead change management activities by recommending, supporting and driving through changes to financial systems, structures, and control environment
  • Work with the Financial Planning & Analysis team to ensure coding of expenses is correctly and consistently applied and appropriately authorized
  • Partner with the Payroll and Benefits Team to ensure correct booking of entries and partner charges
  • Provide status of the financial condition of the Firm, when requested, by collecting, interpreting and collecting key financial data
  • Assist in Aderant and Chrome River Invoice implementations


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • CPA or ACA
  • 7+ years of related accounting experience with prior managerial experience at a professional services firm
  • Ability to adjust to new, different, or changing requirements while conveying a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute strategically by identifying and implementing business process improvements
  • Strong planning, project management, and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and develop a team that consistently meets deadlines
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