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Job ID : 171024.1
Job Title : Assistant Finance Manager
Organization : Covington & Burling LLP
Job Location : Washington, D.C.
Company URL : http://www.cov.com
Salary Range :
Job Description :


The Assistant Finance Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Firm's accounts payable function. Reporting on spend analysis, expense compliance and projected cash outflow. Responsibilities include the ability to deliver efficient, accurate and timely processing of vendors' invoices, payment, purchase card and employee expense transactions while adhering to firm policy and client guidelines. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with local and international statutory requirements. The manager will be the leader in the implementation of systems and processes related to disbursements firm wide. Responsibilities include supervision of the accounts payment staff including selection, training and performance evaluation.


Bachelor's Degree is required, in Accounting or Finance.
The ideal candidate will be an accounting or finance professional with at least three years accounting experience and two plus years supervisory experience in accounting required.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of attorneys and staff.
Excellent leadership skills and able to work both independently and within a group.
Ability to prioritize work, handle pressure situations; meet deadlines and have a complete understanding of all payables functions and the interface to other functions within the Accounting Department and the Firm.
Effective research and problem solving skills.
Ability to prepare and present results for senior management.
Knowledge of Chrome River and 3E accounting system database a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Deliver efficient, accurate and timely processing of vendors' invoices, payments, purchase card and employee expense transactions.
Manage the Firm's vendor database and, where appropriate, managing supplier relationships.
Analyze and draft amendments to accounts payable procedures to comply with Firm policies and regulatory requirements.
Address functionality of accounts payable policies and procedures, including internal control procedures, and update as necessary.
Oversee system and workflow improvements utilizing Chrome River, the firm¡¦s expense management software.
Develop and oversee compliance process for reporting, use tax filing and unclaimed/abandoned property.
Develop and monitor metrics to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of AP operations and drive exceptional efficiency and service levels.
Establish guidelines for all project requests made to accounts payable both from within the department and outside the department.
Work directly with other department personnel on automation issues, training and interfaces.
Handle complex or non-routine situations independently.
Resolve reconciling items when needed, work closely with the GL team, and participate in the annual audit.
Ensure that staff members provide consistent and exceptional customer service to the Firm's internal and external clients
Develop staff through formal and informal coaching, appropriate assignments and the performance evaluation process to ensure work is appropriately prioritized and processed effectively.
Stay current with developments, practice and industry trends in the accounting field as it impacts the accounts payable function.
Performs other duties as assigned.

How to Apply :

Apply Online: https://www.cov.com/en/careers... |

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