Director of Finance

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with over 600 attorneys and 1,000 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a Director of Finance in Cincinnati.

We are seeking a Director of Finance with 10 or more years of accounting experience to work with our Chief Financial Officer in the Cincinnati office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. 

Responsibilities:

  • Planning:
    • Assist in formulating Taft’s financial direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
    • Monitor the implementation of strategic business plans.
    • Develop financial and tax strategies.
    • Manage the budgeting process.
    • Develop metrics supporting Taft’s strategic plans.
  • Operations:
    • Participate in key decisions as a member of Taft’s leadership team.
    • Assist in managing Taft’s accounting department.
    • Oversee the financial operations of Taft’s affiliates.
    • Perform due diligence related to merger or acquisition activity.
  • Financial Oversight and Reporting (GAAP, cash, and modified cash):
    • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts.
    • Maintain Taft’s banking relationships.
    • Assist in overseeing tax and financial reporting.
  • Risk Management:
    • Construct and monitor reliable internal control systems.
    • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.

Competencies:

  • Strong, demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong GAAP/cash basis accounting skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Integrity, personal effectiveness, and credibility.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and operate within deadlines.
  • Ability to manage stress.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft software applications and ability to use a variety of software applications.
    • Taft presently uses Rippe & Kingston LMS software.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience is required.  
  • An MBA with an accounting concentration is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation is preferred.
  • Law firm or public accounting experience is required.

Interested candidates should apply to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.


Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.