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Accounting Assistant

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help. If you are a client-focused professional who wants your ideas to make a difference, Elevate’s team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Elevate is a next generation global legal service provider that ranked 53rd on the Inc. 5000 in 2016, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies. We help law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We deliver - We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will.  
We Innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask of ourselves, and each other how can we improve.  
We care - We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

The legal industry is changing and Elevate’s team are already some of the most respected leaders in the sector as we continue to deliver cutting edge products and services in support of our clients. Elevate’s client and leading Global Bank is currently undergoing significant change across its legal and compliance functions as they react to the changing regulatory landscape. To support this change, Elevate is supporting them with temporary resources to work on a wide variety of projects.

As an Accounting Assistant you will work under the guidance and direction of the legal and compliance team.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have a strong understanding of accounting accrual systems and journal entries. 
  • Have familiarity with accounting budgets and forecasts.
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills, including exercise of judgment.
  • Demonstrate strong Communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Are effective at managing multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Are self-motivated and hard-working.

Specifically you will:

  • Compile and prepare journal and accrual entries and do month-end close.
  • Prepare variance commentary and work with P&L statements.
  • Assist with accounting and administration of rates.
  • Compare actual to budget in monthly reconciliations.
  • Create Excel spreadsheets and pivot tables.


  • Minimum of three or more years of experience in Financial Accounting, specifically experience with journal entries, account reconciliations, month-end close, variance commentary and P&L statements.
  • Experienced working with Excel formulas and creating pivot tables.
  • Budget experience.

Skills for Success:

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Attention to detail and superior reading comprehension.
  • Rapid turnaround in a fast-paced environment is a must.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work with cross functional organizations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.

Software Proficiency:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel (formulas and pivot tables).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Powerpoint.
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