Accounts Payable Clerk

Job Description: 

Masuda Funai is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to handle all payments of goods and services necessary for the basic operation of the Firm. This includes reviewing and processing travel and business expense reimbursements, and cash receipts postings. This position is also responsible for posting time weekly and following up with billable resources to release their time in the system. Act as billing backup/support as needed.

The candidates must be able to work independently and under tight deadlines.

As the Accounts Payable Clerk, you will:

  • Validate and obtain appropriate approvals for all vendor/supplier invoices
  • Enter invoices into the financial system timely and accurately
  • Run cash requirements report weekly and review with Director of Finance to determine check run for the week
  • Run A/P Aging Report and review with Director of Finance as requested
  • Generate checks for approved payments and present to Treasurer or other authorized signer for signature
  • Answer/research vendor statements, inquiries and discrepancies
  • Maintain thorough and orderly vendor files including appropriate supporting documentation and correspondence
  • Maintain recurring payment schedule
  • Ensure all invoices routed to other members of the firm are processed and returned to Accounting timely (so that costs are recorded in month incurred, if possible)
  • Maintain the vendor list, W-9 and 1099 tax information and control of uncleared checks
  • Process RTA/Metra benefit mid-month for month-end distribution
  • Process client escrow (IOLTA) deposits and maintain files
  • Review all expense reports to ensure compliance with policy
  • Communicate all policy violations to submitting employees timely so that processing delays are minimized
  • Present all expense statements to Director of Finance for approval
  • Enter expense detail into financial system
  • Process expense reimbursement checks per schedule
  • Present checks to Treasurer or other authorized signor for signature
  • Distribute checks to employees


  • High School diploma
  • 1-3 years accounts payable experience
  • 1-3 years of legal billing experience helpful
  • Accounting courses beneficial.
  • Must have general knowledge of accounting and understanding of the general ledger accounts and how they relate to time/costs billed
  • Must be good with basic math
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and legal billing software applications
  • Must have a basic understanding of accounting principals
  • Must be detailed-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a problem-solver and customer-service oriented
  • Must have strong interpersonal, written & oral communication skills
  • Must be flexible and a team player

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department

Posted: 6.8.17

Associate Attorney: Corporate and Real Estate Transactions (3-5 yrs exp)

Location: Los Angeles
Job Description: 

We are seeking an experienced corporate and/or real estate transaction associate for our Los Angeles office, located in Torrance. Candidates must have experience documenting and managing deals, as well as a track record of excellent, diligent client service. The position requires the ability to work independently as a key member of the firm's West Coast transactional practice.

Position Requirements:

  • Admission to State Bar of California
  • 3-5 years of corporate and/or real estate transaction experience, preferably within California
  • Travel
  • Enjoy working with corporate clients from Japan and other Asian and European countries
  • Assist in the development of new clients and business opportunities

Preferred, but not required, attributes (any of the following):

  • Experience with commercial transactions including financings, distributorships, sales representative/agency agreements, and intellectual property licensing
  • Japanese or other language ability

We offer an attractive salary & benefits package. Please include salary history when applying; no agencies or phone calls, please. EOE

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department

Posted: 5.10.17