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Posted by: Davies Pearson, P.C.

Category: Overall Management

Position: Law Firm Administrator

Posted: May 11, 2017

 

Posted by: Perkins Coie LLP

Category: Overall Management

Position: Practice Group Business Manager (3 positions in Seattle, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.)

Posted: May 2, 2017

 

Posted by: Perkins Coie LLP

Category: Financial Management

Position: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Posted: April 19, 2017

 

Posted by: Pacific Law Recruiters

Category: Overall Management

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Posted: March 29, 2017

 

Posted by: Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville

Category: Financial Management

Position: Law Firm Administrator and Finance Comptroller

Posted: March 21, 2017

 

 

Davies Pearson, P.C.

Position: Law Firm Administrator

Job Summary: A well-established Tacoma law firm of approximately 20 attorneys and 20 staff members is seeking a Firm Administrator to manage the law firm’s human resources and overall financial operations.

Essential Job Duties: This individual will be responsible for:

  • Managing the office’s day-to-day operations and all support staff in collaboration with the firm President and Board of Directors
  • Oversight of the office’s technology staff
  • Management of the accounting staff, operating budget, financial reporting, billing and collection, banking, and other operational functions

Experience: 

  • Progressive experience managing a law firm or other professional services firm

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in human resource management, law firm accounting, and business finance
  • Excellent communication with staff, attorneys, and the business community
To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in confidence to davies@dpearson.com.

Perkins Coie LLP

Position: Practice Group Business Manager (3 positions in Seattle, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.) - Jobs #S20170409a, S20170409b, and S20170409c

Job Summary: This position will manage, implement and/or coordinate a variety of strategic and tactical support for selected firm practice groups as directed by the Senior Practice Group Business Manager. The Practice Group Business Manager will manage initiatives overseen by others as well as plan and develop the content for and participate in practice group conferences, retreats and meetings. This position will also conduct statistical analysis, and develop other proven management tools to research, analyze and improve the profitability and efficiencies of the firm practice groups to which assigned, elevating key issues to the Senior Practice Group Business Manager and Practice Group Chairs.

Essential Job Duties: Primary job responsibilities will be to:

  • Monitor and report on the progress of the practice group business plans on a regular basis
  • Budgeting and financial management: Assist in the preparation of annual operating budgets for the practice group(s) for approval by practice group Chairs; may include staffing levels, billable hours, billing rates, billings, realization, turnover, revenue projections, direct operating and capital expenses and net income
  • Review and analyze the monthly financial reports prepared by the Finance Department as well as other financial tools and identify variances to raise to Senior Practice Group Business Manager
  • Prepare any ad hoc financial analyses requested by the practice group Chair(s)
  • Participate in the development of the practice group business development plan with the Senior Practice Group Business Manager, Chief Marketing Officer, and practice group Chair(s)
  • Support the practice group Chair(s) in implementing the attorney and paralegal professional development plans
  • Coordinate the implementation of best practices in the areas of training, associate development, professional development, mentoring, knowledge management, diversity, workload balancing and work assignment functions
  • Provide standard (or discounted) rates for RFPs and pitches
  • Provide recruiting and orientation support to lateral hires and associates new to the practice group
  • Approve client development and CLE expenditure requests
  • Oversee the maintenance of email and voicemail lists for various groups

Experience: 

  • Experience in or familiarity with law firm operations or professional services environments

Education: 

  • BA Degree or equivalent
  • And/or a minimum of 1-2 years of applicable experience

Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of the business, finance, personnel, statistics and/or systems disciplines
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex operations or projects at one time, with continual attention to details and accuracy with numbers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient use of MS Office applications

This position requires occasional travel to firm offices to support practice group lawyers and initiatives, and to meet with practice group and sub-group Chair(s), where the practice group and sub-group Chair(s) do not reside in the same office as the practice group business manager.

To Apply: Please apply online:

Job #S20170409a – Seattle, Washington.

Job #S20170409b – Chicago, Illinois.

Job #S20170409c – Washington, D.C..

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.


Perkins Coie LLP

Position: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis - Job #S20170404 – Seattle, Washington

Job Summary: The Director of Financial Planning will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will be responsible for overseeing and directing the firm's internal financial reporting and analysis function. This is a highly visible role that includes frequent interaction with senior leaders, firm partners and other key internal stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties: As a leader within the Finance team, this role’s overarching responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of Finance efforts in delivering relevant and insightful business analysis that enables effective decision-making and improves the firm’s overall performance
  • Providing perspectives and expertise to maximize financial performance
  • Overseeing the development of reporting packages and financial dashboards
  • Driving change management through process, systems and reporting improvements to provide more transparency and visibility into current and future financial results
  • Managing the Finance department's portion of the attorney compensation processes with the objective of supporting the larger strategy of the firm
  • Providing direction on implementation of industry reporting standards to help drive utilization, revenue, client quality and profit improvement at the firm, practice group, office and attorney level
  • Leading and inspiring a team and actively promoting the mission, vision and values of the organization

Experience: 

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in financial management or equivalent
  • Experience in law firm or professional services environment strongly preferred

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business or Finance
  • MBA degree highly desirable

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work with all levels of firm management and across administrative groups
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with those inside and outside the organization
  • Proven ability to be focused, incisive, and to connect data analysis with business issues and decisions
  • Thorough understanding of IBM Cognos or similar business intelligence systems
  • Experience with law firm practice management systems (i.e. Elite 3E, Aderant Expert, Rippe Kingston)
  • Advanced Excel and modeling skills, along with a solid understanding of relational databases
  • Ability to communicate and work well with Technology personnel to implement changes and improvements
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are a large number of stakeholders with specific needs and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change management with sensitivity to the Firm’s culture and inclusion of all levels of internal customers
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated project management skills and proven track record of meeting deadlines while staying within budget constraints

To Apply: Please apply online.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.


Pacific Law Recruiters

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Job Summary: Pacific Law Recruiters is directing a search for a Chief Operating Officer to assume primary business, financial and management functions on behalf of the Seattle office of a premier Northwest Law Firm.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Work with departmental managers of accounting and finance; facilities; human resources; information technology; and other key areas, toward the firm's main objective of carrying forward its pledge to superior client service

Experience: 

  • Five or more years of practical and progressive experience in a law firm or professional services company, with proficient working knowledge of the above operational areas in a COO/Director or Executive/Administrator role

Education: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree is necessary, with higher education and/or CLM (or related certification) appreciated

Qualifications: 

  • Proven accomplishments in implementing and executing new strategies are imperative
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
  • The ability to thrive within a collaborative, forward-thinking environment

Salary: A strong compensation and benefits program is provided.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter in strict confidence to Greg Wagner, Principal, at: gww@pacificlawjobs.com. View a detailed job description: www.pacificlawjobs.com


Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville

Position: Law Firm Administrator and Finance Comptroller

About Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville:
Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville is located near the ferry terminal in Seattle's central business district, and surrounded by a variety of restaurants and food trucks for fun, exciting dining options! We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package. We take pride in our friendly, team-oriented office work atmosphere and look forward to considering you for our current opening. We have five attorneys.

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Accounts payable processing using Juris (accounting software designed for legal and professional service firms)
  • General ledger and bank account reconciliation
  • Maintaining banking relationships
  • Filing of all federal, state and local taxes
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Updating of depreciation schedules
  • Semi-monthly payroll processing using Benefits Mall
  • Coordination of all payroll reporting and payroll tax processing
  • Tracking and processing of employee benefits payroll deductions
  • Managing our Client Billing Department

Experience: 

  • Minimum of 3 solid years of full-charge bookkeeping experience (preferably in a professional services organization)

Education: 

  • College degree or relevant certification

Qualifications: 

  • Strong accounting, computer and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate/advanced Excel experience
  • Fast & accurate data entry with 10 key
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • very detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A positive attitude

Salary: This is a full time position starting immediately. Salary DOE

To Apply: Please e-mail your cover letter and resume together with a minimum of 3 professional references to: Tom Schlosser, director, t.schlosser@msaj.com
801 2nd Ave., Ste 1115
206-386-5200