Kightlinger & Gray, LLP, a multi-office law firm based in Indianapolis, is looking for an experienced finance and accounting professional for its Controller/Director of Finance position.
We are seeking candidates whose experience and leadership will contribute to the firm’s financial growth and who can introduce ideas for strategic advancements. The position requires the candidate to effectively oversee the firm’s accounting practices (AP/AR, banking, billing, cash flow management, collections, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, regulatory compliance, et al) and manage the firm’s financial performance. Candidates must be able to present accurate, fact-based proposals and recommendations and communicate in a professional and persuasive manner.
Provide leadership, mentoring and support to the accounting team members and generally oversee the functioning of the accounting department
Evaluate financial impact of firm’s long and short-term goals
Analyze and make recommendations regarding cash flow, capital expenditures, collection strategies, etc.
Provide regular financial reports with appropriate analysis and recommendations and keep Finance Committee and other firm leaders updated on financial matters
Maintain all firm bank accounts in a manner that ensures integrity, security and regulatory compliance
Collaborate with other K&G Directors and relevant Committees to prepare annual budgets; year-to-date reviews; and financial forecasting
Meet regularly with Finance Committee to review actual to budget variances and annual meetings to discuss budgets for the next fiscal year
Provide assistance in managing underperforming personnel
Liaison with outside CPA firm for year-end closeout
Responsible for compliance reviews and internal and external financial audits
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field required; CPA license and/or MBA preferred.
Progressive experience in professional services accounting required. Minimum of five years of senior-level experience.
Comprehensive experience in the use of accounting software systems. ProLaw experience preferred.
Strong technology skills
Proven leadership skills; good interpersonal, collaboration and diplomacy skills
Ability to motivate and influence team members and other firm personnel in a positive, constructive manner.
Kightlinger & Gray is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP is an established, experienced firm best known for its litigation capabilities; however it also provides a broad range of non-litigation services. It has more than 25 years of practice with offices located in four Indiana cities including Indianapolis, Evansville, Merrillville, and New Albany.