Law Office – Chief Financial Officer

Nachawati Law Group
Published
June 23, 2022
Location
Dallas, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

We are looking for an experienced Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) to lead the Finance team of a mid-sized plaintiffs law firm with approximately 100 employees. This individual will be responsible for the overall accounting and financial aspects of the Firm, including accounting, treasury, budgeting & forecasting, audit, tax, and risk management. The CFO will report directly to the Managing Partner of the firm and will be an important member of the senior leadership team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Manage the company’s finance and accounting functions.

- Ensure compliance with all accounting related laws, trust accounting regulations, third-party lenders, and Firm policies.

- Provide strategic recommendations to the Managing Partner and executive management team on long-term business and financial planning initiatives and impacts.

- Monitor and manage company cash flow.

- Prepare, executes, and monitor the company budgets and forecasts

- Manage the company’s external consultants and processes related to audit, taxes, insurance, and risk management.

- Prepare all financial reports as necessary for analysis and comply with internal and external reporting requirements.

- Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational and financial goals.

- Monitor spending throughout the year and confers with appropriate personnel regarding discrepancies or variances with various vendors and clients.

- Supervise the accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of all systems and workflows. Prepare, review and analyze monthly financial reports and review with Firm leadership.

- Review spending in all respects and suggest potential changes to cut costs.

- Oversee law firm payroll.

- Supervise the Firm’s settlement processes and accounts payable

- Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

- BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus. CPA is a strong advantage.

- Ideal candidate has a CPA or MBA with at least 10+ years of accounting/finance experience and 5+ years of experience in a CFO-type capacity. Previous experience in managing the finances of a law firm or other services business (Preferred but not required).

- Proven experience in managing the accounting processes for multiple entities with intercompany transactions. In-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices.

- Experience in complying with third-party loan documents.

- Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.

- Proficient in the use of MS Office and enterprise-level accounting/financial management software (e.g. Intacct, NetSuite, SAP, Microsoft, Sage, or other enterprise-level accounting software)

- Ability to strategize and solve problems.

- Strong leadership and organizational skills.

- Excellent communication and people skills.

- An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers.

BENEFITS

- Medical

- Dental

- Vision

- Life/AD&D

- STD/LTD

- 401K

- Generous PTO/Paid Holidays

ABOUT FEARS NACHAWATI LAW FIRM

The Fears Nachawati Law Firm delivers a range of legal services including representation of public entities, personal injury, and auto accidents, bad drug, and medical device cases, wrongful death, business, bankruptcy, and criminal defense.

Our firm has a dedicated team of attorneys and staff that work hard to produce the best results possible for our clients. We strive to be professionals who are creative, empathetic, and reliable. We look forward to getting to know you better!

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