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Posted by: Carney Badley Spellman

Category: Systems Management

Position: Information Technology Director

Posted: September 15, 2017

 

Posted by: McCullough Hill Leary, PS

Category: Overall Management

Position: Firm Administrator

Posted: August 15, 2017

 

Posted by: Williams Kastner

Category: Marketing Management

Position: Marketing and Business Development Manager

Posted: August 3, 2017

 

Posted by: Foster Pepper PLLC

Category: Financial Management

Position: Finance Director

Posted: August 2, 2017

 

Posted by: Davies Pearson, P.C.

Category: Human Resources and Marketing Management

Position: Human Resources and Marketing Manager

Posted: July 12, 2017

 

Posted by: Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville

Category: Financial Management

Position: Law Firm Administrator and Finance Comptroller

Posted: March 21, 2017

 

 

Carney Badley Spellman

Position: Information Technology Director

Job Summary: Responsible for development, operation and maintenance of all information systems for an 85-user network. A complete Job Description is available on request. Position reports to Chief Operating Officer.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Duties include planning, budgeting and management of 3 other I.T. staff
  • Focus is on delivery of reliable, effective and efficient information systems

Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years working in network administration
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in professional services firm environment

Education: 

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, business administration or related field

Qualifications: Successful candidate will be:

  • Skilled in management, supervision and organization to complement technical skills
  • Able to communicate technical information effectively orally and in writing

Salary: Carney offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package.

To Apply: Contact Todd Summerfelt, C.O.O.:
Address: 701 5th Avenue, #3600, Seattle
Phone: 206-607-4141
Email:summerfelt@carneylaw.com


McCullough Hill Leary, PS

Position: Firm Administrator

Job Summary: Manage Firm operations: human resources; employee benefits; information systems; finance and invoicing; budgeting; banking and vendor relations; malpractice and insurance coverages; conflicts system management; facilities management; marketing.

McCullough Hill Leary, PS is a 13-person firm focusing on real estate, land use and business work.  We represent developers throughout Downtown, South Lake Union, Pioneer Square, Downtown Bellevue and elsewhere in the state of Washington.  Our clients include the Gates Foundation, Expedia, Inc. and Amazon.  We have an active and dedicated group of attorneys of all ages involved in our practice and are looking for an excellent administrator to support this effort on behalf of our clients.

Experience: 

  • Minimum of three years of law firm or small business management experience

Education: 

  • Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with HR and benefits systems and office accounting

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Jack McCullough:
Address: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6600, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-812-3377
Fax: 206-812-3399
Email:jack@mhseattle.com


Williams Kastner

Position: Marketing and Business Development Manager

Job Summary: Provide direction, support and assistance to the Marketing Committee and attorneys for the purpose of retaining and procuring profitable business. Direct all marketing efforts on an individual or firm-wide basis.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Work with members and associates in developing marketing plans and budgets
  • Design and facilitate annual marketing plan
  • Manage and monitor firm marketing budget
  • Coordinate speaking engagements and publication opportunities
  • Maintain and update website

Experience: 

  • Three to five years of progressively responsible marketing experience with a minimum of two years' management level experience

Education: 

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration with marketing emphasis or equivalent experience

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong management skills such as organization, planning, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Tara Ghannam Binge:
Phone: 206-628-5998
Email:careers@williamskastner.com


Foster Pepper PLLC

Position: Finance Director

Job Summary: Foster Pepper, PLLC, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading law firms in downtown Seattle, is looking for a finance leader to help guide the firm through the changing legal market. We are seeking a finance professional with vision, and a willingness to engage with legal professionals across the firm to build a sustainable and innovative accounting structure for the organization. Foster Pepper's Finance Director will serve as an important voice in developing and articulating key internal metrics, developing strategies for promoting best practices within the organization, and providing forward thinking, client facing practices.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Manages the work of Accounting and Finance staff to achieve the firm’s goals within the expected timeframes and quality standards
  • Is a key member of the Administrative Leadership team; responsible for financial modeling for a variety of projects
  • Manages the annual budgeting process for the firm working with Practice Group Leaders and Department Leaders in development of projections
  • Manages the financial reporting and analysis needs of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and other special reporting needs as requested
  • Manages the collection activities of the firm including cash flow projections and works with the Risk Manager to minimize collection risk
  • Keeps apprised of legal developments, general business directions, changes in accounting rules and legal industry trends of relevance to the firm financial areas. Proposes changes to firm policies and practices as necessitated or suggested by those developments and trends
  • Works closely with Practice Group and Department Leaders to implement financial and operational programs to enhance profitability of the firm

Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform financial modeling, experience in mergers/acquisitions
  • Broad computer knowledge, skills, and proficiency with Windows Operating System, Word Processing, Spreadsheets (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint), Internet (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and other compatible and related software
  • CMS or comparable Time/Billing and G/L software
  • Billing (DTE or comparable)
  • Develop innovative reporting methods to drive client value and firm profitability
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from all levels of the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate and promote team building
  • Excellent organization skills - setting priorities, initiative, advance planning, and flexibility
  • A commitment to excellent client service
  • Communicate clearly and frequently
  • Ability to observe employee and attorney-client confidentiality
  • Meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Make well-reasoned, effective decisions
  • Demonstrate ability to develop appropriate budget and manage budget efficiently and cost- effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to manage and mentor others
  • Accurately provide the information and reports. Complete work on a timely basis
  • Is accessible and responsive; timely return of calls and e-mails
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Adaptability to changing systems, procedures and project requirements

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college or university and 10+ years in finance and business administration or closely related experience
  • Preferred Master’s degree in finance or business administration
  • CPA certification a plus
  • Legal or professional services organization experience is strongly preferred

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Please click here to complete the online application and attach your resume and a cover letter with salary requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Foster Pepper PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender expression or identity), political ideology, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


Davies Pearson, P.C.

Position: Human Resources and Marketing Manager

Job Summary: A well-established Tacoma law firm of approximately 20 attorneys and 20 staff members is seeking an experienced professional in law firm administration, with specific focus on Human Resources management and innovative marketing strategies, to perform a variety of functions including, but not limited to: staff recruitment, relations and retention; policy development and implementation; career development and training; assessment, design and administration of marketing plan.

Essential Responsibilities: 

Human Resources

  • Execute the recruitment, development career growth and retention strategies of quality, diverse and innovative professional support staff
  • Develop and update job descriptions to reflect current duties and expectations
  • Understand firm benefits (retirement, health benefits, paid time off, etc.), and assist in communicate benefit information to staff
  • Assist management with compensation strategies
  • Review and analyze data to identify trends, recommend solutions to improve employee performance, and to enhance the staff experience
  • Maintain personnel files, and ensure they are complete and accurate
  • Gather performance feedback from staff and from attorneys, conduct performance reviews of professional staff, and revise processes as necessary
  • Routinely assess human resources training needs, and conduct 1:1 and/or group sessions as appropriate
  • Provide training for management for efficient and effective strategies in addressing employee issues
  • Assist management with the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain employee handbook/policies and procedures manual; and interpret and enforce policies and procedures accordingly
  • Assist in the preparation of performance improvement plans
  • Assist in the preparation of employee separation communications, and conduct employee exit interviews
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Marketing

  • Build good business relationships with community leaders, service organizations, etc. to promote the firm and advance the firm’s reputation
  • Develop marketing strategies, including pay-per-click campaigns, online lead generation, and personal and community outreach
  • Assess and manage budgetary needs of a marketing plan

Qualifications:

  • Strong business and HR acumen, including strong problem-solving skills
  • Proactive critical thinking and analytical style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with consistent messaging, both internally within the firm and externally in the community
  • Effective listening skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Patience, composure and flexibility under pressure
  • Proven organizational skills in working under tight deadlines and with competing priorities
  • Experience with online marketing and lead generation strategies

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in confidence to davies@dpearson.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