Kightlinger & Gray, LLP, a multi-office law firm based in Indianapolis, is looking for an experienced finance and accounting professional for its Chief Financial Officer/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. Onsite, remote and hybrid work arrangements will be considered for this position.
Provide leadership, mentoring and support to the accounting team members (most of whom work remotely) and oversee the overall functioning of the accounting department
Help establish and evaluate financial impact of firm’s long and short-term goals
Analyze and make recommendations regarding cash flow, capital expenditures, collection strategies, etc.
Successfully manage collection of aged receivables
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; conduct year-to-date reviews; provide financial forecasting; and oversee the firm’s expense management program
Meet regularly with Finance Committee to review actual to budget variances and annual meetings to discuss budgets for the next fiscal year
Oversee the firm’s insurance policies and renewals
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
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.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field required; CPA license and/or MBA preferred
Progressive experience in professional services accounting preferred. Minimum of five years of senior-level experience required
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.
Big Firm Strength, Personalized Service
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP is a Midwest Firm that is well equipped to meet the needs of clients in both the public and private sectors. The Firm has over 55 attorneys, which provides the strength, depth and experience to handle any size matter, yet also, maintaining personalized, responsive service. Because of Kightlinger & Gray, LLP’s membership and participation in various national and international legal organizations, including Lexwork International and The Harmonie Group, we are also able to assist our clients who may be seeking representation in a specific substantive area or jurisdiction that we do not serve.
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP is best known for its litigation capabilities. However, the firm also provides a broad range of non-litigation services. Whether the client requires litigation or non-litigation skills, Kightlinger & Gray, LLP is firmly committed to providing the highest level of professional services at a reasonable cost.