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Staff Positions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.a full-service business law firm based in northeast Ohio. From offices in Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, Naples, and Youngstown our 80+ attorneys serve clients across the region and far beyond. We’re a mid-size firm with the talent, diverse experience and national reach of a large firm and the unwavering service ethic and personal touch of a small firm. For more information on Brouse McDowell, visit the 'Our Firm' page.


Staff Accountant

Location: Akron, Ohio

Reports to: Director of Accounting

Position Overview:

The firm is seeking a Staff Accountant to serve as an integral member of the Accounting Department who will assist with the day to day activities of the firm’s accounting functions and support the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Accounting in achieving the organizational and strategic goals of the firm. This individual will be responsible for daily and regular interval accounting activities including Treasury Management, employee reimbursements, and payroll journal entries. This individual will be primary backup to Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Process employee reimbursement expenses ensuring appropriate approvals and accurate coding to the general ledger
  • Prepare 1099 filings in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Monitor and recommend action on funds held in the firm’s trust and other related accounts according to Department of Commerce guidelines; provide quarterly updates to the Director of Accounting
  • Prepare of data for quarterly and annual filings to the State of Ohio
  • Reconcile firm petty cash and bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • Assist in preparation of the monthly financial statements and performance reporting
  • Assist in preparation and analysis of firm budget
  • Assist in preparation of data for annual compilation and other firm audits
  • Handle additional accounting projects as assigned
  • Serve as primary backup for Accounts Payable


  • Prepare and post payroll and related journal entries
  • Maintain payroll G/L interface software with firm’s financial system
  • Serve as primary backup for Payroll
Treasury Management
  • Maintain firm’s Treasury Management banking software
  • Process internal electronic bank transfers
  • Setup and preparation of outgoing wire transfers according to policy – domestic and international

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of Accounting experience, including payroll
  • Prior experience with law firm financial accounting systems or professional service firm preferred
  • Strong MS Word and Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with and desire for continual learning
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness a must
  • Ability to adapt to shifting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Brouse McDowell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Brouse is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Brouse are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to base compensation, Brouse McDowell offers an array of attractive benefits:

  • Employer Match to 401 (k) Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan Contribution
  • Paid Indoor Parking
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other Insurance (i.e. long term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment)
  • Other amenities, including comprehensive training in the latest technology and accelerated opportunities to take on more challenging assignments

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.
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