Lavelle Law is currently seeking an experienced accountant to be its financial manager (“FM”), a position that would evolve to chief financial officer. The FM shall report to the managing partner and have the primary responsibility for all accounting functions, including financial report preparation, management of account receivables, cash flow management, and related duties. In addition, the FM shall be responsible for supervising the monthly billing process of legal fees and costs to clients. Finally, the FM shall be responsible for the leadership and management of the accounting team members. The successful candidate should be an individual of high integrity that is energetic, organized, trustworthy, detail orientated, confident, and a proactive thinker who wants the primary responsibility of growing law firm to be one of the top firms in Chicagoland. This is a tremendous opportunity to join an exciting, entrepreneurial, and growing law firm.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statements.
Preparation and audit of monthly management reports and budgets.
Primary responsibility for managing accounting staff and outside accountants.
Manage and review bank account reconciliations.
Review and manage accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.
Manage monthly client billings processes.
Manage shareholder distributions.
Assist in preparation of tax filings with outside accountants.
Perform advanced financial modeling and budgeting.
Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.
Perform monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings of general ledgers.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Growing the law practice in top line billing and net profits to partners.
Risk mitigation and management.
Contingent and flat fee management.
Lavelle Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lavelle Law prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military services, or other non-merit based factors.
Lavelle Law is a rapidly growing Chicago area law firm that provides legal services in business law, estate planning, litigation, real estate, tax, family law, and other areas. We are looking to add career oriented talent to our growing team. We offer a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment with a healthy work-life balance. Motivated individuals who thrive in a high-energy culture looking for a more work-family balance should apply. Find out more about Lavelle Law at lavellelaw.com.
Bachelor’s Degree required in Accounting.
6 – 8 years of experience in accounting.
CPA or CPA candidacy required.
Must possess strong financial modeling skills with advances Excel skills.
Previous experience with law firm accounting would be helpful.
Excellent time management skills.
Strict attention to detail.
High degree of confidentiality required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
Ability to meet stringent deadlines in a fast paced, results-oriented environment.
Additional Salary Information: Lavelle Law offers a competitive compensation package in addition to a comprehensive benefits package.
About Lavelle Law, Ltd.
With over 25 years of experience providing comprehensive and affordable legal services, Lavelle Law is uniquely qualified to meet all of your individual and business legal needs. What started out as a boutique tax firm with one attorney has expanded into a multi-faceted firm with attorneys experienced in numerous areas of law. Our highly respected team of attorneys offers expertise in tax, business, estate planning, bankruptcy, commercial and residential real estate, criminal defense, family and divorce, personal injury, immigration, litigation and law practice management consulting. With law offices in Schaumburg and Chicago, our attorneys provide legal services across the entire Chicago area including Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage, McHenry and Kane County Courts.