CFO

Location Dallas
Date Posted August 28, 2020
Job ID 10554
Employment Type Direct Hire

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Job Description:

We are assisting our Dallas, TX client in a search for a Chief Financial Officer for their law firm. The Chief Financial Officer will principally work under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer Business Operations and provide support to the attorneys and staff in the Firm. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a proactive, team player and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have good organizational and math skills, be a detail-oriented individual and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and directs all general accounting functions, including chart of accounts and general ledger, procedural aspects of the billing process, cash receipts and accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, petty cash, bank reconciliation and client trust funds.
  • Manages the accounting staff and prepares performance evaluations.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate internal controls of safeguard assets, to ensure proper accounting of transactions and to promote operational efficiency within the Accounting Department and throughout the law office.
  • Responsible for monitoring cash flow and performing cash management, including borrowing against lines of credit.
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of computerized accounting system.
  • Assists in the preparation of annual budget, distributes monthly financial statements; maintains financial results on an on-going basis and prepares financial projections.
  • Assists with payroll and payroll withholding function and coordinates employee payroll matters with the Human Resources Department.
  • Assists in monitoring the inventory of unbilled time and disbursements and accounts receivable; meets with timekeepers as necessary to resolve problem cases.
  • Coordinates annual audit of law firm's 401K Plan.
  • Responsible for the preparation and issuance the firms tax return.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or master’s in accounting. CPA preferred, but not required.
  • 5+ years' experience as a Chief Financial Officer and exposure to accounting procedures.
  • Experience working with various timekeeping and billing systems (Elite preferred).
  • Law Firm experience is a plus.
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