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Posted by: Perkins Coie LLP

Category: Financial Management

Position: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Posted: April 19, 2017


Posted by: Pacific Law Recruiters

Category: Overall Management

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Posted: March 29, 2017


Posted by: Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville

Category: Financial Management

Position: Law Firm Administrator and Finance Comptroller

Posted: March 21, 2017


Posted by: Cairncross & Hempelmann

Category: Human Resources

Position: Human Resources Manager

Posted: September 30, 2016


Posted by: Foster Pepper PLLC

Category: Financial Management

Position: Finance Director

Posted: September 26, 2016



Perkins Coie LLP

Position: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis - Job #S20170404 – Seattle, Washington

Job Summary: The Director of Financial Planning will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will be responsible for overseeing and directing the firm's internal financial reporting and analysis function. This is a highly visible role that includes frequent interaction with senior leaders, firm partners and other key internal stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties: As a leader within the Finance team, this role’s overarching responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of Finance efforts in delivering relevant and insightful business analysis that enables effective decision-making and improves the firm’s overall performance
  • Providing perspectives and expertise to maximize financial performance
  • Overseeing the development of reporting packages and financial dashboards
  • Driving change management through process, systems and reporting improvements to provide more transparency and visibility into current and future financial results
  • Managing the Finance department's portion of the attorney compensation processes with the objective of supporting the larger strategy of the firm
  • Providing direction on implementation of industry reporting standards to help drive utilization, revenue, client quality and profit improvement at the firm, practice group, office and attorney level
  • Leading and inspiring a team and actively promoting the mission, vision and values of the organization


  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in financial management or equivalent
  • Experience in law firm or professional services environment strongly preferred


  • Bachelor of Science in Business or Finance
  • MBA degree highly desirable


  • Ability to work with all levels of firm management and across administrative groups
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with those inside and outside the organization
  • Proven ability to be focused, incisive, and to connect data analysis with business issues and decisions
  • Thorough understanding of IBM Cognos or similar business intelligence systems
  • Experience with law firm practice management systems (i.e. Elite 3E, Aderant Expert, Rippe Kingston)
  • Advanced Excel and modeling skills, along with a solid understanding of relational databases
  • Ability to communicate and work well with Technology personnel to implement changes and improvements
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are a large number of stakeholders with specific needs and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change management with sensitivity to the Firm’s culture and inclusion of all levels of internal customers
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated project management skills and proven track record of meeting deadlines while staying within budget constraints

To Apply: Please apply online.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

Pacific Law Recruiters

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Job Summary: Pacific Law Recruiters is directing a search for a Chief Operating Officer to assume primary business, financial and management functions on behalf of the Seattle office of a premier Northwest Law Firm.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Work with departmental managers of accounting and finance; facilities; human resources; information technology; and other key areas, toward the firm's main objective of carrying forward its pledge to superior client service


  • Five or more years of practical and progressive experience in a law firm or professional services company, with proficient working knowledge of the above operational areas in a COO/Director or Executive/Administrator role


  • A Bachelor's Degree is necessary, with higher education and/or CLM (or related certification) appreciated


  • Proven accomplishments in implementing and executing new strategies are imperative
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
  • The ability to thrive within a collaborative, forward-thinking environment

Salary: A strong compensation and benefits program is provided.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter in strict confidence to Greg Wagner, Principal, at: View a detailed job description:

Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville

Position: Law Firm Administrator and Finance Comptroller

About Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville:
Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville is located near the ferry terminal in Seattle's central business district, and surrounded by a variety of restaurants and food trucks for fun, exciting dining options! We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package. We take pride in our friendly, team-oriented office work atmosphere and look forward to considering you for our current opening. We have five attorneys.

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Accounts payable processing using Juris (accounting software designed for legal and professional service firms)
  • General ledger and bank account reconciliation
  • Maintaining banking relationships
  • Filing of all federal, state and local taxes
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Updating of depreciation schedules
  • Semi-monthly payroll processing using Benefits Mall
  • Coordination of all payroll reporting and payroll tax processing
  • Tracking and processing of employee benefits payroll deductions
  • Managing our Client Billing Department


  • Minimum of 3 solid years of full-charge bookkeeping experience (preferably in a professional services organization)


  • College degree or relevant certification


  • Strong accounting, computer and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate/advanced Excel experience
  • Fast & accurate data entry with 10 key
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • very detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A positive attitude

Salary: This is a full time position starting immediately. Salary DOE

To Apply: Please e-mail your cover letter and resume together with a minimum of 3 professional references to: Tom Schlosser, director,
801 2nd Ave., Ste 1115

Cairncross & Hempelmann

Position: Human Resources Manager

Job Summary: Cairncross & Hempelmann, a 40-attorney law firm located in downtown Seattle, is seeking an experienced Human Resources Manager to round out our strong administrative team. The HR Manager is an ambassador of our firm’s culture, supporting our employees so that they can function at their highest and best use. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director but will be largely responsible for recruiting, benefits administration, and day-to-day management of staff.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Full cycle attorney and staff recruiting, hiring and onboarding
  • Benefits administration
  • Create, update, and uphold firm policies and procedures
  • Direct supervision of particular staff positions
  • Manage and maintain personnel records
  • Assist with designing and implementing employee recognition programs, firm events, and diversity-related programs


  • B.A. in Human Resources or related field, plus five years of HR experience or a comparable combination of education and experience


  • Success building relationships at a senior level
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of employee benefits
  • Familiarity with employment laws and practices

Salary: Competitive

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to:
Sophia Bell Lavin
Executive Director
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323

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Foster Pepper PLLC

Position: Finance Director

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for firm-wide finance and accounting matters
  • Oversees finance and accounting staff
  • Provides strategic leadership and business and operational advice to Executive Director and Chair of EC

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Manages annual budgeting process
  • Manages financial reporting and analysis
  • Manages collection activities
  • Keeps apprised of legal and accounting developments and proposes changes to firm policies and practices
  • Works closely with practice group leaders


  • Legal or professional services organization experience
  • 10+ years in finance and business administration


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Master's degree in finance or business administration preferred


  • Broad computer proficiency with MS Office Suite, CMS and DTE system
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Effectively presents to groups
  • Commits to excellent client service
  • Makes well-reasoned, effective decisions
  • Knowledge of the legal profession

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Please apply online at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Foster Pepper PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender expression or identity), political ideology, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.