Accounting Specialist

Norfolk, VA 23510

Posted: 04/01/2022 Job Category: Finance/Accounting Job Number: 00004FQ5 Pay Rate: $21.50 - $24.00 / per hr.

Job Description

A Virginia law firm, seeks an Accounting Specialist for its downtown Norfolk location. Under supervision and direction of the Accounting Supervisor, performs a variety of general accounting and administrative tasks. 


  1. Reconcile and prepare schedules for various balance sheet accounts each month.
  2. Backup Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions.
  3. Preparation and input of various journal entries.
  4. Assist with month/year end closing processes.
  5. Assist in budget preparation and entry into accounting software.
  6. Process client credit card payments.
  7. Reconciliation of operating and trust bank accounts each month.
  8. Receipt fee deposits and transfers in system.
  9. Investigates and resolves old or outstanding items in all bank accounts and/or trust accounts.
  10. Assist with preparation of annual reports to City Treasurers for personal property and gross receipts and prepare check requests.
  11. Assist with maintaining fixed assets records for the firm.
  12. Assist Accounts Payable Specialist with 1099-Misc. reporting and paralegals with 1099-S reporting.
  13. Post checks from other locations for real estate transactions generated in database.
  14. Assist with filing and storage of accounting documents per client retention policy.
  15. Perform various miscellaneous duties and/or projects as directed.

Job Requirements


  1. Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field is required.
  2. Five or more years’ experience in accounting with mid-size organization is preferred.
  3. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a customer service orientation.
  4. Exhibit sound judgment and ability to use discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  6. High degree of initiative, motivation, and attention to detail.
  7. Ability to function in a team environment.
  8. Strong work ethic and professional demeanor.
  9. Capability to multi-task, prioritize competing responsibilities, and meet deadlines.
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