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Position: Law Firm Executive Director in North Jersey

Location: Florham Park, NJ

Job Description: Be part of the leadership of a prestigious firm of highly regarded practitioners. This vibrant, growing, 150-lawyer firm, has offices in New York, Florida, Texas and elsewhere. The firm is looking for an Executive Director to become an integral part of its tight-knit team, where collegiality and collaboration are the hallmarks of its culture at all levels. Open minds, creativity and fresh ideas are not only the norm, but the expectation. This expectation extends to its valued professional and administrative staff who are at the very heart of the firm’s day-to-day achievements in support of client goals.

Job Responsibilities: The Executive Director reports directly to the Managing Principal, and indirectly to the Executive Committee, and has responsibility for the firm’s overall administration, including accounting and finance, operations, information technology, human resources, marketing and facilities management (including leases and office build-outs).

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials, proven executive and management skills and experience (preferably in a law firm environment), a strong background in law firm economics and profitability, and the skills to serve as the principal administrator of a successful law firm. Especially important are financial analytical skills and strategies, along with knowledge of marketplace challenges facing law firms in this hyper-competitive environment, including strategy, pricing, lateral acquisition, and a big-picture view of what technology can do to assist the firm’s practitioners and serve the communication and legal services needs of its clients. It is desired that the Executive Director will utilize New Jersey as his or her principal office, but other locations would be considered for highly-qualified candidates. The compensation package is commensurate with the position and responsibilities.

How to Apply: Please email your resume in confidence, along with salary requirements, to our consultants, Altman Weil., Inc., at [email protected], and specify Department 5031 in the subject line. Equal Opportunity Employer 

February 16, 2021

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Position: Chief Financial Officer

Organization : Harwood Lloyd

Location: Hackensack

Education and/or Experience: Law firm experience is required, ideally with experience with automated time and billing systems. CPA or MBA required.

Job Description:   Chief Financial Officer who reports to the two co-Managing Partners.  After fourteen terrific years at Harwood Lloyd, LLC, I am beginning the transition into retirement. It is truly an exceptional firm and a great opportunity!

Job Responsibilities: Oversee and manage the day-to-day accounting operations, including cash receipts and expenditures, time entry, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger and monthly/annual closings; supervise a staff of four. Maintain Equity Partner draw accounts, calculate profit distributions to Equity Partners based on annually agreed algorithms. Prepare numerous management reports and financial reports, for the monthly Partnership meeting, and as needed to facilitate understanding and control over cash flow. Act as primary liaison between the Firm and its outside accountants, including for the quarterly and annual reviews, preparation of the Firm’s annual financial statements and the Form K-1’s.Monitor all bank accounts daily. Monthly, reconcile—or supervise the reconciling of—all business and trust bank accounts. Administer the Firm’s Profit Sharing/401(k) Plan, interacting regularly with Fidelity Investments. Handle the annual non-discrimination testing and meet at least annually with Fidelity representatives to comply with the responsibilities of a fiduciary.

Job Requiremements: 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: At least ten years accounting or finance experience, including expert knowledge of Excel. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong managerial skills. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all Partners, Employees, clients and vendors. The ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously is essential. Attention to detail also is essential.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Bonnie Hamilton, Manager, Human Resources - Harwood Lloyd, LLC - 130 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

[email protected] 

February 3, 2021