Chief Financial Officer - Martin Leigh Attorneys

Beverly Weber
Job Description
Downtown Kansas City law firm is seeking an experienced accountant/CPA to oversee daily operations of the firm’s accounting department and work closely with management.
Manages all accounting functions including, but not limited to: Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Billing and Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger which includes:
·         Executes monthly and annual closing procedures, including journal entries and reconciliations.
·         Prepares timely and accurate financial reports monthly, quarterly, and annually.
·         Maintains the general accounting systems to ensure accurate and reliable data.
·         Assists in budget creation and management.
·         Monitors financial performance.
·         Oversees and monitors coding of expenses.
·         Handles trust account maintenance.
·         Ensures compliance with bank covenants.
·         Assists with client audits.
·         Works with outside accountant/CPA for preparation and filing of annual tax returns.
·         Responsible for writing/maintaining policy and procedure manuals within the accounting department.
·         Accountable for ensuring internal controls are in place including documentation, testing and segregation of duties.
·         Ensures that the accounting department is staffed with qualified personnel capable of meeting the objectives and duties, and responsible for continued development of personnel.
·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Shareholders.
Candidate should possess the following:
·         Strong critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
·         Ability to balance attention to detail with big-picture thinking.
·         Highly organized and able to juggle competing priorities.
·         Proven leadership ability including managing staff, and ability to build and support an effective team.
·         High level of integrity and professionalism.
·         Excellent computer skills including all MS Office applications – TABS and CaseAware a plus.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration – Master’s Degree and/or CPA preferred
Required experience: 10 years accounting experience with at least 3 years in a managerial role
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