Financial Systems Specialist

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/12/2021 3:07 PM)
Job ID
Finance Administration

General Summary

*Position will be office based once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. This position is eligible for remote flexibility.  Details will be discussed during the interview process.


COVID-19: Vaccination RequirementOne of the essential functions of this position is the ability to work on-site at one or more of Alston & Bird’s offices.  Effective August 30, 2021, Alston & Bird requires all employees who access our offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  By submitting your resume for consideration, you acknowledge that you will comply with A&B’s vaccination and office access policies.  Any questions about A&B’s vaccination requirement should be directed to Trevor Barker, Talent Acquisition Coordinator (


Alston & Bird has an opportunity for a Financial Systems Specialist to join the Firm’s Finance Department. The Financial Systems Specialist’s responsibilities include assisting with the day to day administrations of the Firm’s financial systems, supporting attorneys and other internal clients by providing data and end-user support, and ensuring financial information data integrity. Reports to the Senior Manager of Financial Systems.

Essential Duties

  • Support Aderant applications (EA Pro, Classic, Expert AP, Expert Billing, Expert Rates, Expert Time, etc.), and other integrated systems (Chrome River, Intapp Time, eBillinghub, etc).
    • Provide end user support, training, and documentation.
    • Identify issues, make corrections to processes or data as needed, open support tickets and follow through to resolution.
    • Customize applications as needed.
    • Maintain security of applications.
    • Assist with implementing and upgrading applications.
  • Provide data and reports to Finance and other members of the firm using various tools such as T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Aderant Expert, Aderant Spotlight, Excel.
  • Maintain all rates, exception rates, and special billing arrangements using Aderant (and other tools as needed).
  • Work with managers in Finance to determine and implement appropriate standards and procedures to ensure accuracy of firm reporting, and client billing/reporting.
  • Assist with new e-billing implementations.
  • Assist supervisors with special projects as required.  

Skills Needed to be Successful

  • Proficiency in T-SQL.
  • Extensive knowledge of Aderant Expert - both user interface and table structures.
  • Understanding of accounting and transaction flows.
  • Advanced Excel skills (vlookups, pivot tables, subtotaling, creating and maintaining external data sources etc.).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to correctly interpret communications from a variety of sources and also explain complex technical communications to contacts in various roles.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively to solve problems and accomplish goals.
  • Ability to build, maintain, and deliver a high level of professional customer service.
  • Attention to detail and fostering strong positive working team relationships with all internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all financial matters.
  • Thorough understanding of firm and finance department policies and procedures and ability to identify issues and enforce compliance with those policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational skills for prioritizing workload.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and balance multiple competing priorities.



  • 5+ years of financial systems experience required.
  • Previous Aderant accounting software experience. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Accounting/Finance

Additional Information

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer does not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices. 


The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. 


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Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate. 


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