Controller - Top Law Firm


Accounting + Finance


Chicago, Illinois

Employment Type



Top global law firm in Chicago is looking to bring on a Controller to join their excellent and friendly/collegial team. This will be a hybrid role with competitive pay and benefits!

Compensation : $250000 - $325000
Job ID : 27621

Job Function:

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of operational/general accounting areas for the law firm (domestic + international locations) including AP, cash receipts, international accounting, payroll, intercompany balancing, etc.  
  • 5 direct reports, ~20-25 indirect reports/team
  • Advise on and create team objectives (short term + long term), policies and procedures   
  • Ensure month-end and year-end financial close
  • Work cross functionally with all other departments  
  • Contribute in annual audit of financial statements  
  • Establish and maintain systems and controls - ex. help lead transition to Aderant   
  • Lead, develop, manage and mentor team managers and staff  

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA - Required  
  • Top/Major Law Firm experience (ex. AmLaw 50 or 100)  
  • 15+ Years overall experience
  • 6+ Years managing/supervising  
  • Strong systems experience in Aderant or Elite 3E - ideally with system migration/implementation experience  
  • Strong analytical skills with an attention for detail  
  • Proven record of exemplary leadership experience/skills

Disclosure: The hourly rates and/or salaries listed may or may not reflect total compensation packages including bonus and fringe benefits, etc., nor are the advertisement(s) posted a guarantee of a certain compensation package for a position or bona fide offer of employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.