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Chief Financial Officer (Closed)

Date Posted: 1/19/2021

Job #1578130
Houston, Texas

We have been engaged by a Houston based law firm on a Chief Financial Officer and Firm Administrator position. Our client has built a boutique practice and is a nationwide leader in precedent-setting litigation with a history of multi-million-dollar settlements. Their work not only impacts the injured parties but also their spouses, children and in some cases future generations to come.

The CFO will manage a small team and have oversight and responsibility for all things accounting finance and administratively related for the firm. This is a key leadership position with the firm and will work closely with the Managing Partner, taking a lead role in short term and long-term  strategic planning.

Requirements & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance
  • CPA license required
  • 15+ years progressive career in an Accounting/Finance capacity leading to CFO, VP Finance, or similar position with small to middle market organizations
  • Administrative experience running a mid-sized business handling non-accounting matters i.e. Risk Management/Insurance, Vendors/Suppliers, etc.
  • Law firm experience or similar industry with an understanding of the complexities around working with fiduciary funds; capturing, tracking and analyze case related costs, ensuring completeness, proper allocation, and accurate distribution's, MDL & HIPPs payments, referral payments, etc.
  • Treasury Management – Trust Funds, IOLTA Accounts, Court Trustee relationships
  • Managing Bank relationships, Lines of Credit, Hedge Funds; related reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Substantial forecasting and cash management including developing models, budgeting, cash projections etc.
  • Presentations to management, Equity Partners and other internal and external stake-holders.
  • Strong technical skills, detailed and highly organized, and able to prioritize conflicting deadlines
  • Proven leadership skills, experience developing a team
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel and Access
  • QuickBooks Enterprise or similar ERP systems

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