Director of Finance

New York, NY


Our client is one of the oldest law firms in continuous existence in the United States, who have represented their largest institutional client for over 175 years.

The Director of Finance is responsible for the Firm’s financial management function. The Director will prepare financial analysis, budgets, and reports, perform a variety of administrative, accounting duties to maintain accurate financial and billing records and reports, observe confidentiality of client and Firm matters, and supervise the finance department staff.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and directs all general operations of the Accounting Department, which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
  • Oversees training programs and identifies training needs.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
  • Cash management
  • Client Accounting

General Ledger:

  • Taxes
  • Benefit Plans
  • Recommend benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance.
  • Produces the annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management.
  • Provides financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations including benefit plans.
  • Works with external auditors and provides needed information for the annual audit.
  • Files quarterly and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


  • Ten years or more of related experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration required.
  • Certified Public Accountant required.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Proficient in accounting and tax preparation software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure.
  • Have a professional demeanor with excellent judgment and willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate as part of a larger team.


The salary range for this position is $225,000 – $250,000. Benefits include a 35 hour work week, generous PTO plan, outstanding working environment, and competitive benefits.

Our client believes in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Their policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by the law.

Hire is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (subject to approved accommodation requests).




Job Type: Full-time, Onsite

Salary: $225,000 - $250,000.

Date Active: 4.6.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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