Finance & Accounting Analyst

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Title :

Finance & Accounting Analyst

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.

Based in LA, you will be a Finance & Accounting Analyst for its Billing Department. The Central Billing function strives to provide outstanding service to the Firm’s partners, clients, and others within the Firm; therefore, the candidate must be very flexible and highly committed to quality, customer service, teamwork, and supporting Firm and department goals in a fast-paced environment.

The role will report to the Director of Finance and Sr. Billing Manager and will be an integral part of the billing team.

Responsibilities include:

Alternative Fee Agreements:

  • Monitor complex alternative fee agreements (AFAs) and work with Billing Team to ensure invoices are submitted according to AFA and invoicing schedule.
  • Apply on-account funds received under AFAs towards WIP amounts as appropriate.
  • Conduct reconciliations of AFAs and prepare true-up reports as requested by clients or management.

 

Volume Discounts:

  • Prepare reports on net billed fees and unbilled fees and monitor volume discount thresholds for various clients.
  • Communicate with the Billing Team as thresholds are being reached to ensure that correct discount amounts are implemented.
  • Coordinate with Pricing Department to complete reconciliations as requested by clients.

 

Budget Analysis:

  • Utilize Firm resources to prepare budget reports and conduct analysis.
  • Provide budget reports to billing partners on a regular basis or as needed.

 

Partner Inventories:

  • Research work-in-progress (WIP) and on-account inventories for partners as requested by Billing Managers.
  • Assist management with obtaining information on aged WIP balances and taking appropriate actions against aged balances.
  • Coordinate with Billing Team to apply on-account balances towards WIP and outstanding balances.

Qualifications

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, and have the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Possess an analytical mindset and should have the ability to understand, execute, and communicate complex fee agreements.
  • Must have strong technology skills, including MS Office Suite (with an emphasis on Excel), and an ability to leverage technology in work processes.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends, based on department needs is required.

Experience

A bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field is required. Minimum of three years prior experience in legal billing, pricing, or finance is required.

 

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 $65-70k. 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.