Accounting and Payroll Specialist

Kinney & Lange, P.A., an established intellectual property law firm located in downtown Minneapolis, is seeking an Accounting & Payroll Specialist to join our team. We are looking for a candidate with strong accounting, payroll, analytical, computer, and communications skills to fill this position.


The ideal candidate will have experience in, and be responsible for, providing a wide variety of accounting support functions for the firm, including Payroll, Employee Benefits, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts, Financial Analysis, and Reconciliations. This position will report to the CFO.


  • Payroll & Benefits
    • Obtain new hires paperwork required for compliance and processing in payroll.
    • Coordinate and process all aspects of payroll and upload to our payroll provider (ADP) on a semi-monthly basis.
    • Complete all payroll related GL entries and reconciliations on a monthly and timely basis.
    • Update various financial schedules on a monthly basis (e.g., salary analysis, PTO balances).
    • Administer employee benefit plans by processing current employee change requests and preparing and processing applicable paperwork for new hires & terminations.There will also be heavy involvement during the annual benefit open enrollment process.
    • Review vendor invoices for medical, dental, vision, HSA, STD, LTD, and life plans to ensure billings are accurate and reconcile with payroll deductions.
    • Handle retirement plan transactions in conjunction with payroll; compile annual census.
  • Accounts Payable
    • Review all firm related incoming invoices for proper approvals, coding, and compliance with Sales & Use tax rules.
    • Obtain W-9 forms from new vendors and create & send 1099s on an annual basis.
    • Process vendor invoices, expense reports, & credit card transactions by entering them into our accounts payable accounting software.
    • Print checks when authorized by CFO.
  • Cash receipts
    • Receive client payments, identify invoice(s) being paid by clients & apply properly in our accounting system.
    • Write up deposit slips & bring to the bank on a daily basis.
    • Complete monthly bank reconciliations in a timely manner
  • Other:
    • Provide backup for other Accountant’s duties
    • Assist CFO with other duties and/or special projects (G/L analysis) as needed.


  • Associates' or Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting (additional years of accounting experience may offset degree requirement)
  • Minimum of 2 years of accounting experience
  • Prior and recent ADP payroll (or similar) experience at least 2 years.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively communicate in a professional manner with attorneys, staff, clients, and vendors.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, & Outlook),
  • Excellent understanding of AP, AR & GL accounting and terminology
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all employee & client records.
  • Numbers aptitude, detail & deadline oriented, analytical skills, professional work ethic, proactive, and problem solving, ability to multitask, and work well in a team environment.
  • Work Hours: 8:00-4:30, or 7.5 hours per day, and a 37.50 hour work week.


  • Previous accounting, legal or professional services experience
  • Familiarity with legal software.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, & vision insurance, HSA, FSA’s, PTO, paid holidays, 401k plan, and paid parking/transportation.


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***Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis***