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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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,

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.