Staff Accountant – Chicago

Staff Accountant – Chicago

Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC is an international insurance litigation firm. Since 2001, we have provided sophisticated legal services in a cost-effective manner. 

With deep roots in the insurance industry, we have evolved over the years to provide full-service counseling to insurance companies, architecture and engineering firms and other businesses around the world.

About the role:

The Staff Accountant will assist with accounting functions relating to both our domestic and international offices. This position handles payroll, prepares financial statements, and assists with forecasting, backup for accounts payable and receivable, and helps implement various projects used to increase overall efficiency in the department. He or she should have the desire to understand how all back-office functions of a law firm operates.


  • Process payroll and all coordinating calculations and journal entries.
  • Maintain the trust account in compliance with bar requirements.
  • Reconcile bank statements, and general ledger accounts daily.
  • Update monthly schedules and post associated journal entries as part of the close process.
  • Aide in preparation of schedules for all audits as well as all business, property, and use tax returns.
  • Assist in budget preparation and reconcile operating results to forecast monthly.
  • Draft monthly and quarterly reporting financial statements for management.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ professional services experience.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suites with advanced skills in Excel.
  • Juris experience preferred.
  • Dependable team player capable of working with minimal supervision.

What’s in it for you?

Compensation is based upon level of experience. In addition to base compensation, this position is eligible to participate in the firm’s benefit’s package which includes medical, dental, vision, and pet insurance, 401(k) with discretionary profit-sharing, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and enrollment without any premiums in short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage. This position is full-time, 35 hours/week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a one-hour unpaid daily lunch period. 


Please submit résumé and cover letter with salary requirements to

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Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, and promote for all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, or veteran status. All staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual. We do not discriminate in working conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, termination, training, and promotion.

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