Chief Financial Officer

Stamford, CT 06902

Job Type: Finance - Director / C Level Job Number: 6964 Salary Range: $230,000 - $270,000

Job Description

Our client, a prestigious Law Firm is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join their team in their Stamford office!

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will assume a leadership role in the finance and accounting function, playing a crucial role as a key member of the management team. Responsibilities include overseeing a team of ten (10) finance and accounting professionals and managing various aspects of the Firm's financial operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Lead strategic and operational finance and accounting functions, covering areas such as accounting, reporting, tax, financial planning and analysis, treasury, billing and collections, risk management, financial systems, and budgeting.
  2. Provide recommendations for organizational, operational, and technological improvements within the group.
  3. Act as a key advisor to the Managing Partner and other Firm leaders on financial planning, profitability, growth targets, and revenue goals.
  4. Develop and implement advanced financial reporting tools and metrics associated with revenue, profitability, budget, utilization, realization, leverage, and other critical areas.
  5. Drive continuous improvement and innovation in finance and accounting functions, promoting clear communication and collaboration across the Firm.
  6. Attend various organizational meetings, including Board of Director Meetings, Compensation Committee Meetings, Partner Meetings, and others.
  7. Lead the development of the annual operating budget, capital budgets, and manage the budgeting and forecasting process, providing senior leadership with essential data for strategic decisions.
  8. Provide financial analysis for lateral partner hires and practice group or Firm acquisitions.
  9. Act as the primary contact for all bank relations.
  10. Serve as one of the administrative fiduciaries of the Firm's Employee 401(k) Savings Plan as a member of the Retirement Plan Committee.
  11. Direct client accounting, overseeing alternative billing arrangements, new client intake and financial capability, prepayments, collections, and invoicing.
  12. Manage all periodic and year-end closings, year-end audits, and the preparation of consolidated financial statements, maintaining the external accounting firm relationship.
  13. Stay informed about current trends and best practices in accounting and financial reporting, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of GAAP and other regulatory agency rules and guidelines.
  14. Participate in building a team-oriented culture committed to professional excellence, managing, mentoring, and developing staff in alignment with the Firm's goals and objectives.

  • A minimum of 15 to 20 years of strategic finance and accounting leadership experience in a legal, professional services, or similarly sophisticated industry.
  • Extensive experience leading all functional aspects of finance and accounting.

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Kaitlyn Vieira
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