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Accounts Payable Specialist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
California, USA
Posted on Monday, May 1, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Accounts Payable Specialist to join our dynamic team in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Accounts Payable Specialist, you will be responsible for performing basic accounting and accounts payable duties which require familiarity with accounting practices and procedures, and knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed accounting codes and classifications. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing accounts payable invoice batches entered into the firm accounting system by US practice offices for accuracy and adherence to established firm policies and procedures
  • Executing data entry for the Global Services Office (GSO) and non-US practice offices
  • Providing month-end disbursement estimates to be used for Partner Draw
  • Tracing transactions through previous accounting/billing actions to determine source of discrepancies
  • Examining accounting documents for completeness and mathematical accuracy and making appropriate adjustments
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude
  • Have well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Possess knowledge of bookkeeping procedures such as posting, balancing, debits and credits, and journal entries
And have:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent required; college coursework in Accounting or related field preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant accounting experience in a legal or professional services environment
  • Knowledge of Elite, Chrome River, or Elite 3E
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $60,000 - $75,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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