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Administrative Assistant - Public Finance/Banking

Albany, NY, USA Req #78
Monday, April 22, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Description: The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for administrative support to attorneys in a transactional finance practice involving secured loans, municipal bond issues, mortgages, and related matters. The Administrative Assistant will be expected to be thorough, detail oriented and responsible.


  • Provide administrative support to multiple attorneys

  • File maintenance including organization of transaction documents

  • Assist with the preparation of financing and real estate documents

  • Keep accurate and up-to-date transaction information, contacts and files

  • Document scanning, profiling and retrieval

  • Billing and various activities

  • Prepare closing transcripts

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience required

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Outlook, required

  • Must have excellent proofreading skills and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated organizational skills for prioritizing workload

  • Demonstrated ability to absorb, understand and process new information rapidly

  • Maintains high standards of performance including confidentiality of client information and firm business

  • Exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline and a sense of responsibility

  • Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization

  • Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and excel in a team atmosphere

  • Military experience a plus

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Albany, NY, USA