Assistant Controller

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Title :

Assistant Controller

Location :

Los Angeles

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

You will be based in Los Angeles, you will be an Assistant Controller who is an integral part of the accounting department.  Working globally, the focus for this position will be audits and accounting activities, while contributing to special projects as needed.

This role reports to the Controller and works closely with key personnel in various departments.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the month-end and year-end close process, including reviewing journal entries, financial statements, reconciliations, and supporting schedules;
  • Oversee the daily treasury operations, including monitoring cash flow forecasts to ensure adequate funding for operations and managing the firm’s accounts with various financial institutions;
  • Design and implement internal controls to enhance operational efficiency and reduce risk. Conduct internal audits to determine effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and present financial analyses, reports, and recommendations to management;
  • Contribute to department and firmwide special projects, collaborating with key personnel in various departments as appropriate;
  • Support the accounting functions in the firm’s international offices;
  • Mentor and develop a team of professional staff members;
  • Assist with financial statement, tax, and compliance audits;
  • Create best practice procedures for accounting activities and drive process improvements, utilizing technology to improve efficiency;
  • Perform accounting research and communicate conclusions;
  • Review and approve payments to verify accuracy, appropriateness, and proper approval.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and is effective in problem solving.
  • The candidate must be committed to quality, customer service, teamwork, and supporting department goals.
  • This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • The candidate must have strong technology skills, including intermediate to expert level Excel skills, and ability to master and leverage accounting systems and new technology solutions.

Experience

  • A four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field is required.
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience, with Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • CPA license a plus.

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation range for this position is $120-150k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.