DLA Piper Manager of Expense Management in Reston, Virginia

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DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results- oriented people who enjoy working in a fast- paced environment and have exceptional problem- solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Manager of Expense Management, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in our Reston office and relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.

The Accounting team is a collaborative and talented team of finance and accounting professionals who help the firm make business decisions by providing accurate and actionable financial information.

The team ensures the accuracy of the firm’s financial records and provides insight and recommendations on the financial position of the firm to senior leadership.

The Accounting department is a fast-paced environment. Our expectations and goals are high, and so is the level of teamwork: when it comes to meeting goals, we take an all-hands-on-deck approach. We also offer the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects, outside of the cyclical accounting routine, that will challenge and provide career growth.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in a law firm, professional services’ firm or blue chip organization with a focus on expense management

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting

  • Proficient with software packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and ERP

  • Strong record of collaboration with business operations, particularly IT, and working across functional areas to articulate financial priorities and influence decisions to improve financial results

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What will your day look like?

You will be responsible for analyzing all aspects of multi-million expense and capital expenditure program for administrative teams (i.e., CIO, CFO, COO, etc.)

You will proactively identify cost savings opportunities across the organization and work directly with group Chiefs to explain variances to budget and prior year results, and develop budget and forecasts for the groups, including bottoms up expense drivers and detailed documentation of assumptions. You will also assist with year-end cost planning to reach year-end target profit, and develop and produce reporting to support monthly close and annual planning processes.

In addition, you will perform ad-hoc analysis as needed for new initiatives, cost anomalies and to identify cost savings opportunities, and asses and recommend improvements to expense controls that will support increased profitability, assist with process improvement initiatives related to the annual planning process, including evaluating new software, workflow, communication and training.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

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