Controller

Location:

Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The firm’s Los Angeles office is seeking a highly motivated Controller with a strong accounting, process and operations finance background to add to the firm’s accounting and finance team. The right individual must be a detail-oriented, team player who is accustomed to working with ambiguity while still executing at the highest level. The Controller must be process oriented, with experience reviewing, reengineering and implementing new processes and procedures. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will have direct or matrix reporting responsibility for 15 members of the accounting staff. The position requires frequent interaction with the firm’s attorneys and management team.

Responsibilities:

  • All internal and external financial reporting, including preparation and issuance of monthly financial statements, financial analysis, and review (but not preparation) of the firm’s annual tax return and partner K-1’s
  • Manage Internal control reviews, improvements and process changes
  • Complete all federal, state and local government compliance requirements including:
    • Multi-state tax analysis
    • Los Angeles and San Francisco business tax returns
    • Welfare benefit plan 5500’s
  • Manage all aspects of the firm’s retirement plans, including day to day administration, managing the annual audit and compliance testing and determining individual employee contributions to be made by the firm
  • Cash, treasury management and financial institution relationships
  • Oversee credit and collections personnel, including occasional analysis of client short payments, and preparation of letters to clients or insurers requesting payment (on short paid invoices)
  • Interface with the firm’s management team to assist where necessary with contract negotiations, financial analysis and the firm’s annual budgeting process
  • Represent accounting and finance on cross functional teams formed to address overall firm strategic initiatives and process improvements
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies for the accounting department and firm as a whole
  • Prepare training materials and conduct training sessions for various employees of the firm, including secretaries, timekeepers and members of the administrative staff
  • Improve the delivery of the accounting department’s services to all firm constituents
  • Interface with multiple software vendors including the developers of the firm’s Time and Billing system, Automated Expense Reimbursement system, Budget and Planning system and ADP.
  • Oversee the financial operations and reporting of the firm’s charitable foundation, as well as its partnership interest in its on-site childcare center

Requirements:

  • CPA with Masters or Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or economics
  • 5+ years experience as a Controller or Chief Financial Officer
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, with experience using various database querying tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including giving presentations to large groups of people
  • Law firm and professional services firm experience is preferred, experience with Enterprise Elite a plus

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to Human Resources at jobapplication@mto.com; Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, 355 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is an equal opportunity employer.