Director of Finance

King & Spalding - Atlanta, GA4.1

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking a Director of Finance to join our Finance Department in Atlanta. The department offers the opportunity for a Director of Finance to join an innovative and collaborate team focused on managing the day to day accounting operations as well as the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of financial reporting and other financial related functions of the firm. The Director of Finance will work closely with the Finance department, a 60+ team of accounting and finance professionals.

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, on-site gym access, discount programs, an onsite childcare center and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.

Candidates will have the following responsibilities:
Responsible for accounting functions including General Ledger and Financial reporting, Accounts payable for client and firm related expenditures, Cash receipts and Fixed asset / depreciation.
Responsible for the management of the capital structure including debt, partner capital and undistributed earnings.
Primary contact with outside accountants for annual review of financial statements and other recurring activities.
Primary responsibility for compilation of annual budget and related analysis based on budget data submitted by firm management.
Establish working knowledge of computer systems directly or indirectly related to financial data to insure proper control over and use of data; Implement reporting systems to provide timely and useful information for all levels of management.
Establish and maintain appropriate internal controls to safeguard assets, ensure proper recording of transactions, compliance with firm policies and promote operational efficiency within the accounting department and throughout the law firm. Make recommendations for improvements.
Work directly with Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and other key members of firm management in financial analysis, interpreting financial results, recommendations for firm policies and assist in making financial related decisions.
Performance management related to the accounting department; Provide guidance and direction to three managers and more than a dozen staff; Provide backup to management functions as needed; Attract, develop, retention and separation of staff; Annual performance and salary reviews.
Successful Candidates are detail oriented, demonstrate leadership skills and are able to establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups in a fast paced, high volume environment. Candidates should have well-developed complex financial analysis skills, demonstrate the ability to problem solve, spotting variances from normal and related follow through in investigation and explanation of variances and have the ability to communicate with all levels of personnel. Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; Minimum of ten years progressively responsible financial experience with a minimum of five years managing an accounting staff. CPA certification is required.

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 20 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.