Legal Accounting Director

Chicago, IL |$180,000 - $200,000 yearly | Job ID: 111830

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Job Description

LaSalle Network has partnered with a growing mid-size law firm for their next Accounting Director. This position is open due to internal promotion and will lead ongoing process improvements, supervise a team and work directly under the CFO. 

This Accounting Director will have the opportunity to make key decisions for the accounting department while having the opportunity to grow the team as the firm continues to experience growth. 

Accounting Director Responsibilities:
  • Manage and oversee daily operations of the accounting department, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing and G/L accounting
  • Assist in the monthly financial close and reporting process and assist in timely reporting of all monthly financial information
  • Analyze variances and assist with the preparation of explanations
  • Monitor staff activities and make recommendations for improving processes and procedures
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors and regulatory examiners
  • Review audit documents prepared by staff
  • Develop and maintain procedures and controls applicable to accounting processes
  • Assist in preparation and review of annual financial statements
  • Mentor, coach and oversee professional development of staff
  • Spearhead ad-hoc projects

Account Director Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 7+ years of experience in the legal field 
  • 5+ years of experience in leading and managing people; demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams is critical
  • Prior longevity at a law firm is highly valued
  • This individual should be proactive, results oriented and possess written and oral communication skills to clearly and concisely summarize conclusions and observations
  • Attention to detail and the eagerness to learn and to progress
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal skills in order to work effectively within a team environment, as well as independently.

If you meet the experience and requirements above, please apply today for this Accounting Director opportunity. 

Thank you,

Jordan Marks
Senior Project Manager, Executive Search
LaSalle Network

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LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.