Staff Accountant- Chicago Loop Law Firm

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A top ten highest grossing law firm in the U.S. is looking to hire a staff accountant!



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Economics with a Master’s degree in Accounting
  • 0-2 years of experience


  • Financial reporting experience
  • CPA or candidate for CPA certification

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contributes as an integral part of a team that produces financial reporting and budgets for the Firm. Responsible for producing reports quickly while maintaining integrity and accuracy of data;
  • Develops and maintains Excel spreadsheets to prepare analyses and reports using advanced Excel functions;
  • Reviews and analyzes general ledger transactions and accounts, uses technical judgment to ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded;
  • Participates in the firm-wide annual forecasting/budgeting processes;
  • Performs monthly account reviews and variance analyses;
  • Acts as a financial liaison to multiple departments by understanding and servicing their business needs;
  • Responsible for the analysis, management and implementation of financial initiatives;
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and provide information and recommendations to management;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Get excited about:

  • Chicago office standard hours: – (35 hour standard work week)
  • Staff employees are eligible for an annual merit bonus and increase every July
  • Chicago staff employees start with 24 days of CLT that accrues over the year (“combined leave time” - same as PTO. Pro-rated the first year) and 8-9 paid holidays.
  • Sidley has two retirement benefits: Defined benefit plan: Sidley makes an annual contribution of 5% of the employee’s salary + other eligible compensation. Vested after 3 years of service. 401k: employees can participate hire.
  • Commuter benefits: pre-tax benefit of up to $255 per month for transit and up to $255 per month for parking. For employees who use public transportation, Sidley subsidizes up to $42 per month.

Posted On: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Compensation: $58,000-65,000

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