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Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law - Raleigh office


Location: Raleigh, NC

This position is responsible for processing all firm operating invoices, general check requests, trust account disbursements, credit card activity and employee expense reimbursements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and process vendor invoices and employee expense reimbursements in the Firm’s accounts payable system, ensuring proper authorization and account distribution.
  • Process payment of authorized check requests from both operating and client trust accounts
  • Reconcile monthly firm credit card statements, including validation/documentation of expenditure, as well as proper authorization and account distribution
  • Prepare and issue vendor 1099s at year-end
  • Maintain vendor database and manage vendor communication and problem resolution
  • Manage and document accounts payable practices, policies, and procedures
  • Assist attorney and staff personnel with inquiries and requests
  • Work closely with the Accounting Manager on special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Discuss opportunities for process improvements with management to increase efficiency

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 1 to 2 years of accounts payable experience, within a law firm experience a plus
  • Associate or College degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and effective in problem-solving
  • Proven ability to provide good customer service
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Proven ability to work in a team
  • Strong ability to analyze and problem-solve
  • Willingness to tackle new challenges