Legal Controller

$170K - $200K
Posted on 08/11/18 by Rob Guglielmo
Forum
New York, NY
5 - 7 years experience
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
$170K - $200K
Posted on 08/11/18 Rob Guglielmo

Our client is a full-service law firm with nearly 800 attorneys, across 34 offices in the United States and one in London. They rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer.

They are looking for a Controller that comes out of a mid to large size law firm.

RELOCATION IS AVAILABLE

 

The Position

Responsibilities

  • Management of the Finance Department, including Escrow, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts, and Payroll
  • Maintain adequate internal controls for compliance with all Firm policies and financialprocesses, and address opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate annual review of firm financial statements with outside accountants
  • Perform /review monthly balancing of general ledgers and required account analysis
  • Review property and use tax filings for the Firms 35 offices
  • Prepare financial compliance reports for the Firm's banks
  • Negotiate Firm capital leases and manage relationship with the leasing companies
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Firms annual Business Plan and Capital Budget
  • Respond to partner queries on all financial aspects of the Firm
  • Perform and supervise ad hoc analysis at the request of the Director of Finance and Firm Management

Qualifications

  • 5 + years of experience as a Controller/Assistant Controller at an AmLaw 200 law firm or in a professional services industry
  • CPA and or MBA a plus
  • Experience working with Rippe and Kingston (AS400) is a big plus, otherwise experience with comparable law firm accounting software such as Elite, Aderant, or SAP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with superior ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff
  • Superior analytical and spreadsheet modeling skills
  • Innovative and creative approach to developing business solutions
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