Attorney and Staff Openings
Litigation Associate - Hartford, CT
Murtha Cullina LLP is seeking a full-time Associate with a minimum of two years of commercial litigation experience in the areas of collections, foreclosures, evictions and other commercial and/or landlord-tenant matters. Experience or desire in bankruptcy a plus. This position is based in our Hartford, CT office.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team of Litigators with an emphasis on professional development.
At Murtha Cullina, you will find a collegial work environment and a competitive benefits package. We are always looking for lawyers with diverse backgrounds to add strength to our team and become part of our exciting future.
For consideration, please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Finance - Hartford, CT
Murtha Cullina LLP, a New England based firm with 100 lawyers and offices located in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, seeks a Director of Finance. This position is located in our Hartford, CT office.
Reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the overall operations of the Accounting Department and the Firm’s financial management. Performs a variety of administrative, accounting, and tax reporting duties including financial analysis, creating budgets, forecasting and reporting. Ensures that the Firm adheres to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), financial accounting standards, internal control procedures, and federal and state accounting regulations and filing requirements. Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the Firm to assure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan, direct and control the activities of the Accounting Department (payroll, accounts receivable, billing and cash receipts, accounts payable, fixed assets, etc.) to provide maximum productivity, effectiveness and efficiency within applicable guidelines and standards.
- Supervise the maintenance of the Firm’s general ledger and the timely preparation of Firm operating and financial statements as well as external statistical, survey, and statutory filings.
- Develop and analyze financial performance data to assist executive management in enhancing the financial strength of the Firm. Produce and review all work papers related to the monthly financial reports, the annual budget, and the year-end partner compensation worksheets and calculations.
- Oversee payroll reporting and tax compliance.
- Responsible for training, assigning work, coaching, communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising and reviewing job contributions for the accounting staff.
- Resolve complex accounting issues or assist Firm personnel in resolving financial issues.
- Analyze, re-engineer and automate Accounting and Finance tasks to incorporate best practices.
- Develop and recommend Firm accounting policy and administer approved accounting procedures.
- Maintain up-to-date documentation for all accounting processes.
- Maintain relationship with Firm’s primary financial institution in order to maximize the Firm’s cash management and keep all loans and other financial obligations current and in conformity with the agreements and restrictive covenants.
- Work with an independent accounting firm to comply with all federal and state income tax filing and reporting requirements.
- Work with composite tax filings related to non-resident taxes.
- Provide year-end financial information and work papers to an independent accounting firm for compilation of reviewed financial statements and related footnotes.
- Work closely with the Executive Committee reviewing large accounts receivable and unbilled work in progress both to maximize collection and billing efforts.
- Involve Accounting Department employees in training programs which maintain and improve their professional skills.
- Protect Firm assets by ensuring that internal accounting controls are present where appropriate and that such controls are monitored and enforced.
- Immediately notify the Chair of the Executive Committee and/or the Executive Director of any irregular occurrences, including, but not limited to, violation of Firm policy, internal control system breaches, or any other irregularities which threaten the safeguarding of Firm assets.
- Other duties as required.
Internal: Maintain frequent contacts with all Firm Staff Members for the purpose of exchanging information relative to accounting and other financial matters, and to resolve questions, problems, and/or satisfy requests for data, analysis, and research. It is anticipated that frequent interaction between the Director of Finance and Firm partners will be required.
External: Maintain contacts, as necessary, with outside regulatory and business entities for the purpose of exchanging information and resolving differences. Maintain contacts with the Firm’s primary financial institution and the Firm’s outside accounting firm. Maintain contacts with counterparts in other Law Firms and individuals in trade associations and user groups to exchange information.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA Degree preferred; MBA preferred.
- Ten or more years’ experience managing an accounting department in a medium or large size company, preferably a law firm or other professional services firm.
- Proficiency in Microsoft programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and computer based accounting systems and the ability to learn new software required.
- Financial analyst skills required.
- SQL programming and report writing using Crystal reporting a plus.
- Ability to effectively manage and supervise accounting and finance personnel.
Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com