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Bookkeeper

 

Meyer Capel law firm is seeking full-time bookkeeper for its busy accounting area. Duties include A/R, A/P, and billing. Requirements include a strong bookkeeping and computer background in addition to strong administrative and organizational skills. At least two years of experience is preferred. 37.5 hours Monday – Friday. Competitive benefits package is available. Please send resume and cover letter to lbailie@meyercapel.com. EOE    

 

 

 

Estate/Trust Administration Paralegal or Coordinator

 

Meyer Capel, one of the largest and most diversified law firms in Champaign and downstate Illinois, is seeking a full-time estate and trust administration paralegal or coordinator at its office at 310 W. Church St., Champaign.   

 

  • The Ideal Candidate.  The ideal candidate (1) is focused on providing the highest level of service to our clientele and attorneys; (2) thrives in a professional work environment; (3) collaborates well with attorneys, co-workers, clients, and other professionals (accountants, financial advisors, banks and trust companies, and court representatives); (4) is technologically savvy; (5) demonstrates empathy; and (6) demonstrates a high level of autonomy in producing high-quality work product.

 

  • Job Responsibilities.  Job responsibilities include many facets of estate and trust administration, including but not limited to:

(1)  meeting with clients, executors, trustees, fiduciaries, client family members, and beneficiaries;

(2)  always providing concierge-level customer service to our clientele and collaborators;

(3)  drafting correspondence and legal documents;

(4)  drafting deeds, beneficiary designation forms, and completing non-probate asset claim forms;

(5)  gathering and reviewing bank, investment, and retirement account statements and other asset statements;

(6)  drafting asset and liability spreadsheets, inventories, and accountings for estates and/or trusts;

(7)  maintaining and organizing client files;

(8)  preparing federal gift tax returns (IRS Form 709) and estate tax returns (IRS Form 706), and State of Illinois estate tax returns (IL 700), and relevant extensions (IL 700-EXT, and IRS Form 4768) and IRS Form 8971 (regarding consistent tax basis reporting); and

(9)  notarizing documents. 

  • Mandatory Qualifications.  Applicants must satisfy the following mandatory minimum qualifications:

(1)  has excellent command of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat;

(2)  is extremely well organized, dependable, and pays attention to detail;

(3)  demonstrates terrific proofreading skills, written communication skills, and oral communication skills;

(4)  is a solutions-oriented teammate;

(5)  displays a high level of autonomy and is a self-starter who thrives setting own deadlines and following through on commitment; and

(6)  strives for efficiency without sacrificing quality. 

  • Preferred Qualifications.  Thepreferred (but not mandatory) qualifications include:

(1)  has 2 or more years of work experience as an estate/trust paralegal or in estate/trust settlement at a financial institution or trust company;

(2)  has familiarity with or working knowledge of the Illinois Probate Act, and Illinois Trust Code;

(3)  has a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or a paralegal certificate; and

(4)  is a notary public. 

Position Type: Full-time Employment

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  Meyer Capel offers a competitive benefits package which can be discussed during the interview process.

Is this position part time? No

Is this position virtual or “flex”?  Not at this time

How to Apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and education transcript by e-mail to fheyman@meyercapel.com and bstarks@meyercapel.com.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Address cover letter to:
Forrest Heyman, Esq. and Brooke Starks, Esq.
Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation
306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820

 

Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, or military status.

 

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