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Lucas Group has been retained by a Houston based Law firm on a national search for a Controller…

The Controller will handle all accounting for the firm and the successful candidate will be a highly detail oriented, organized and a process driven individual with a big picture viewpoint. The Controller will be the face of the firm, dealing with a high volume of individual clients and internal stakeholders.

Qualifications include ~

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance
  • CPA – Active license
  • 10+ years of experience; preferred industries are Legal, Financial Services, Trust/Banking
  • 2-3 years Public Accounting experience before moving to Industry is preferred
  • Strong technical skills, attention to detail, organized and able to prioritize conflicting deadlines
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, Access is a ++
  • QuickBooks Enterprise++; Ability to pick up proprietary systems quickly

Responsibilities include ~

  • Responsible for all accounting areas of the firm
  • Oversight and Review of Monthly Close process
  • Preparation of Quarterly Financial Statements and Presentation to the CFO and Equity Partners
  • Annual budgeting process, Quarterly review of actual to budget
  • Cash flow management and cash projections
  • Capture, tracking and analyze case related costs, ensuring completeness, proper allocation, etc.
  • Manage case payouts including client distributions, MDL & HIPPs payments, referrals, etc.
  • Treasury Management – Trust Funds, IOLTA Accounts
  • Insurance Policy Management
  • Bank Management
  • Receivable and Payable Management
  • Create and update Excel spreadsheets containing large volumes of data
  • One direct report- Full Charge Bookkeeper and 4 indirect Clerical Accounting staff

Key attributes for success include ~

  • Ability to analyze and compile large amounts of data from multiple sources via advanced Excel and Access skills.
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment and adapts well to change
  • A strong intellect, can-do attitude, disciplined and a natural leader

Work closely with and be mentored by the CFO for long term career trajectory.

Job ID 1558122