Role details


Manhattan   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Immediate Start
  • Controller

About Our Client

Our client is a globally recognized and leading law firm with a wide variety of legal services who is seeking a Controller based in Manhattan

Job Description

The Controller will have the following responsibilities: Manage the operations of the accounting and accounts payable departments, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives Hire, train, develop and evaluate staff. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Firm policy Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities around accounts payable, cash disbursements, fixed assets, and general ledger accounting and develop metrics to report on these activities against benchmarks Oversee the monthly and annual general ledger accounting close process, managing to a central global timetable, and validate accuracy of the results. Manage relationships with outside audit firms, casualty/liability insurance agents and other providers as appropriate Lead change management activities by suggesting, supporting and driving through changes to financial systems, structures, and control environment Work with Financial Planning & Analysis Team to ensure coding of expenses are correctly and consistently applied and appropriately authorized

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Controller will have the following traits/skills CPA or ACA preferable

Minimum 10+ experience

4-6 years in a managerial capacity at a professional services firm

Elite 3E and Aderant skills preferred

Understanding, and delivery, of an effective control environment across multiple locations

Ability to adjust to new, different, or changing requirements while conveying a sense of urgency and drive issues to closure and a relentless commitment to win

Must be a working manager, capable of operating in a fast-paced environment, able to handle pressure well and detail oriented

Demonstrated ability to contribute strategically by identifying and implementing business process improvements

Strong planning, project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail

A demonstrated ability to effectively manage and develop a team that consistently meets multiple deadlines

What's on Offer

Competitive compensation package Attractive Benefits Modern Offices in the heart of Manhattan

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