Smith Anderson is looking for a Director of Finance.
This position will lead our accounting team and manage various financial planning and analysis tasks, including banking relationships, leasing arrangements, month-end close, monthly management reporting, strategic planning, annual budgeting, conflicts reporting, tax reporting, profit sharing plan administration, forecasting, financial modeling, and other analysis as needed. The Director of Finance is responsible for designing and maintaining policies and procedures that support efficient and effective processes as well as maintaining strong internal controls. This position is responsible for the overall accounting/finance team management, staff development and planning. It is essential that the Director of Finance have the ability to understand and work well in a professional services partnership environment and contribute to operational efficiencies. The person in this position should have a desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment.
5+ years’ of direct management/supervisory experience; including training and evaluation of staff
10+ years in professional services or similar environment
5+ years’ experience in non-accounting areas such as IT, HR, facilities or other
Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
Experience working through process improvements and system implementations
Strong Excel and MS Office skills
Experience with continuous improvement and change management
Project management skills for systems implementations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
About Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell and Jernigan, LLP
Since our law firm’s founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest Research Triangle-based business and litigation law firm and one of the largest in North Carolina. Representing diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, for our 99-year history our lawyers have remained committed to understanding clients' businesses and customizing legal solutions accordingly. Our commitment also extends to our community and the legal profession.