Chief Financial Officer / CFO

Premier litigation powerhouse seeks CFO to join their San Francisco based firm. The CFO will ensure that executive leadership have the necessary financial information to make informed business decisions that will contribute to the Firm’s long term success, and will act as the Firm’s strategic business advisor. The CFO will communicate financial results and recommend necessary actions to the partnership, through the Managing Partner and Management Committee. The CFO is expected to consistently evaluate and improve financial performance to help increase firm financial success.


– Ensure that the Firm adheres to generally accepted accounting principles, financial accounting standards, internal control procedures, and Federal and State accounting regulations and filing requirements.
– Direct and maintain responsibility for the financial operations of the firm. Serve as the firm’s strategic business advisor, assisting in the development and implementation of Firm strategic planning, including performing financial analyses necessary to evaluate and implement firm financial decisions and enhance the Firm’s financial strength.
– Manage and supervise accounting and billing personnel (e.g., payroll, accounts receivable, billing and cash receipts, accounts payable, fixed assets, etc.).
– Supervise the maintenance of the Firm’s general ledger and the timely preparation of the Firm’s operating and financial statements as well as external statistical, survey, and statutory filings.
– Prepare and distribute regular financial reports, and ad hoc reports as needed, to Firm management and the partnership.
– Oversee payroll reporting, tax compliance, and administration of Firm’s retirement plans.
– Participate in and oversee the implementation of a new computerized accounting and time/billing system and upgrades.
– Provide analysis and reporting to Firm committees, including the Management and Compensation Committees as requested.
– Supervise billing operations to ensure that Firm billing is done in a prompt and efficient manner, in compliance with client guidelines and ethical responsibilities.
– Participate in analysis and recommendation of pricing and rate setting decisions for Firm case matters.
– Maintain relationship with Firm’s financial institutions to maximize the Firm’s cash management and keep all financial obligations current and in conformity with agreements and restrictive covenants.
– Work with an independent accounting firm to comply with all Federal and State income tax filing and reporting requirements.
– Perform other duties and projects as necessary to achieve the Financial and personnel goals of the Firm.
– Maintain contacts with counterparts in other law firms and individuals in trade associations and user groups to exchange information.


10+ years of progressively responsible senior-level financial experience in a multi-office, mid-sized or larger private law firm or similar professional services environment.
Extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles (e.g., CPA or MBA Finance emphasis).
Solid understanding of current and emerging technologies related to financial systems

Matura Farrington is an EEOC employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and all other local, state and federal laws.
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