Senior Accounting Systems Analyst

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Real rewards for real work: We offer generous compensation packages that recognize hard work and excellence.

Position Summary:
The Senior Accounting Systems Analyst (Aderant System Senior Analyst) is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and user support in various areas of the accounting system, Aderant Expert. This position manages internal and external accounting systems maintenance and interfaces. The Senior Accounting Systems Analyst relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

As Aderant System Senior Analyst, you will:
– Run system weekly/monthly checks for data integrity between accounting systems and resolve discrepancies
– Manage internal and external systems maintenance and interfaces between accounting systems
– Update, prepare and distribute weekly and month-end reports and reconciliation
– Generate ad-hoc reports using SQL upon request
– Process daily/weekly/monthly cost uploads and distribute monthly summary reports
– Maintain Chrome River routing rules and updates
– Administer the Firm’s late time program
– Review, maintain and process changes to the timekeeper database, including rates and security
– Monitor and resolve help desk tickets assigned to Financial Applications group
– Participate in projects for system upgrades, testing and implementations

Job Specifications:
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
– At least seven (7) years of related experience
– Advanced knowledge of Aderant software and automated accounting systems
– Advanced knowledge of SQL and Aderant Expert tables
– Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Power BI)
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Strong organizational and analytical skills
– Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
– Ability to work flexible and/or fluctuating work hours

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds. Work Environment: Typical indoor office environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

Successful candidates will be provided with outstanding career opportunities and will receive a competitive total rewards package with the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses.
Expected Pay Range in Orange County $114,200 – $155,500
Expected Pay Range in Los Angeles $119,700 – $162,900
Expected Pay Range in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York $125,100 – $170,300
Please note that quoted salary ranges are not guarantees of what final salary offers may be. Base pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay is only one part of the Total Rewards that MWE provides to compensate and recognize our staff professionals for their work. Full time positions are eligible for a discretionary bonus and a comprehensive benefits package.

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career. With McDermott, you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

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