Controller

new york, New York

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

 

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 financial processes, 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

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