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Accounting Assistant, A/R

Carr & Ferrell LLP is currently seeking an Accounting Assistant in its Menlo Park, California, office.  The firm offers a fast paced environment where an energetic individual capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing daily projects will thrive.  The position provides an opportunity for increased responsibility and professional growth.  Day to day focus will be on receivables, but the ideal candidate will be able to act as back up for other accounting and administrative functions at the firm.

The Accounting Assistant is a fast paced, busy role.  The individual in this position must thrive as a multi-tasker and prioritizer.  The role provides an opportunity for increased responsibility and professional growth.  Day to day focus will be on receivables, but the person will be expected to act as back up for other accounting and administrative functions at the firm.  The Accounting Assistant must be extremely flexible, adaptable and willing to do whatever it takes to meet the demands and pace of Carr & Ferrell’s Admin team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • - Manage collections including contacting clients, working with other team members to collect on account;
  • - Process daily A/R deposits;
  • - Assist Billing Manager in entering, editing, mailing, copying, scanning, emailing client bills
  • - Prepare, monitor, and reconcile USPTO funding authorizations;
  • - Process credit card payments;
  • - Proactively identify, research, and solve problems with accounts as necessary
  • - Apprise management of client payment status;
  • - Keeping up with daily scanning for paperless filing;
  • - Copying, filing, and special projects, as assigned.

 Requirements:

  • - Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • - 2 years prior experience in A/R position (law firm experience a plus)
  • - Excellent attention to detail;
  • - Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • - Ability to multitask and meet deadlines;
  • - Team player attitude.

When applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and school transcripts.

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HR Manager

In support of our law firm's dynamic legal practice, our Human Resources Manager is responsible for all aspects of human resources - the functions that deal with the needs and activities of the firm's people. This position reports to the Firm Administrator and works daily with our Marketing, Accounting, IT and Office Services teams. The HR Manager is the only dedicated HR person and works with minimal supervision and instruction and a high degree of confidentiality. Excellent academic credentials are required.

Responsibilities:

- Respond to requests for employee relations discussions, address personnel issues in a timely and discreet manner;
- Exercise sound judgment within established Firm guidelines and Partner expectations;
- Coordinate new hire set-up and orientation as well as employee terminations and exit interviews.
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, applicants, vendors and third party administrators;
- Manage the recruiting process for attorneys and staff, using recruiters and agencies in some instances; 
- Develop and update job postings, screen applicants, coordinate interview schedules and communicate final selections;
- Prioritize and complete assignments and special projects;
- Keep Policies and Procedures manual up to date with changes to state and federal laws;
- Coordinate and oversee Open Enrollment for the Firm’s benefit plans;
- Maintain organized personnel and benefit files;
- Prepare for performance and salary review meetings by gathering historical and industry data, distribute evaluations, coach on goal setting and writing performance reviews. Update spreadsheets to calculate salary increases and bonuses
 
Desired Qualifications:
 
- Hands on experience with employee relations, benefits and recruiting;
- Knowledge of payroll processing;
- Flexibility and openness to doing whatever it takes to meet business needs;
- Ability to organize projects and data while meeting deadlines
- Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation;
- Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and professionalism;
- High attention to detail and data integrity;
- Ability to work well with a variety of employee levels and functions;
- Comfortable establishing priorities, managing work independently;
- Knowledge of federal and California labor laws;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel;
- 3+ years of generalist experience;
- Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and excellent academic history.
 
When applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and school transcripts. 

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