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Staff Accountant, Legal Operations



Accounting & Finance, Legal, Operations
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023

About NCR

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in transforming, connecting and running technology platforms for self-directed banking, stores and restaurants. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with 38,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Title: Staff Accountant, Legal Operations

Location: Atlanta, GA (hybrid)

Position Summary:
A unique opportunity to join NCR with this accounting and financial focused role within our Law Department. We’re looking for an energetic, team player with a strong background in financial planning/accounting.

The Staff Accountant, Legal Operations works in a dynamic and collegial team of attorneys, paralegals and legal operations professionals and works with NCR’s global law team to define operational and strategic approaches to ensure business success. This person will possess solid accounting skills and strong analytical skills. The Staff Accountant prepares reports and analysis on legal budgeting and key performance indicators as well as provides operational support to the law department. He or she will play an important role in identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities, primarily in the department’s financial processes and systems, but will also be able to have a wider impact throughout the department. This position requires active participation in the development and implementation of world class law department operations. This role will report to the VP, Legal Operations. A qualified candidate will be a self-starter who demonstrates the internal drive necessary to create, validate and manage multiple processes within a tight timeline.

In addition to the global law department with members in up to 20 different countries, this role will liaise directly with finance, accounting and members of the law leadership team.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Acts as primary point of contact for assigned suppliers and Law members utilizing Law’s Matter & Spend Management System (CounselLink) and will work directly and professionally with suppliers to resolve issues and ensure compliance.

  • Responsible for monthly review and audit of our legal invoices, accruals, forecast and spend report preparation.

  • Assists attorneys and internal business owners with the department’s Legal Matter Outlooks (forecasts), including receiving updates from and providing guidance to attorneys/business owners, and ensuring all applicable accounting entries around this are complete.

  • Analyzes law’s matter spend and providing key metric data for reporting this spend.

  • Assists with the accounting process, including reconciliations, prepaids and/or licensing revenue-related entries for the law department, and in the creation and management of monthly forecasts and annual plan.

  • Coordinate with internal finance and accounting teams on internal accounting systems.

  • Allocates invoices to separate divisions and cost centers; and identifies, researches and resolves billing issues.

  • Aids in upholding and maintaining a robust control framework within the function of the position.

  • Participates in process improvements and operational efficiencies while seeking opportunities to reduce cost and participates in the development of strategic initiatives to optimize our legal spend.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related business discipline

  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in an accounting, finance, or audit role, including basic accounting skills (i.e. ability to prepare journal entries and account reconciliations)

  • Familiarity with SOX or other audit compliance

  • Must be able to adjust and work effectively in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, project management, prioritize work load, and display high-level organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and globally, with the ability to consult, build relationships, and/or indirectly influence and lead enterprise-wide and/or cross-functional teams

  • Operational experience with legal spend, including intellectual property

  • Ability to multi-task; be observant and anticipate operational needs

  • Excellent problem solver and able to handle difficult situation

  • Strong writing, analytical, proofreading, and research skills



Offers of employment are conditional upon passage of screening criteria applicable to the job.

Full time employee benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401k

EEO Statement
Integrated into our shared values is NCR's commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic or conduct protected by law. NCR is committed to being a globally inclusive company where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encouraged to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at NCR has an ongoing responsibility to respect and support a globally diverse environment.

Statement to Third Party Agencies
To ALL recruitment agencies: NCR only accepts resumes from agencies on the NCR preferred supplier list. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, NCR employees, or any NCR facility. NCR is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.