Director, Finance

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Horizon Recruitment has been engaged by a leading niche law firm to recruit a skilled and dynamic Director, Finance. With over 15 years experience in their specialized niche our client enjoys a leadership position and exceptional reputation for quality service and results. Our client is growth-oriented firm and has partnered with Horizon to add a key strategic role to their team. The Director, Finance will lead the accounting and financial management for the partnership team on a day to day and strategic level. Our client has a tightknit team and that ensures prompt and effective solutions to their immediate challenges within the context of their longer-term strategic goals.



  • Responsible for overall management of accounting team
  • Coordinates and generates annual firm budget
  • Mentors and coaches accounting team
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met
  • Reporting (profit/loss statements, forecast, cash flow analysis)
  • Partner stats (partner income projections)
  • Provide complex financial analysis
  • Review leases and contracts with appropriate managers
  • Upholds a sense of customer service by offering innovative solutions or continually improving service delivery to meet client needs while remaining cost effective
  • Work with lawyers regarding any special client rate analysis
  • Must understand business processes and models including best practices, current and anticipated regulatory requirements, back office processes, and the end-to-end workflows across operational areas
  • Build strong and trusting relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Manage multiple projects and facilitate change management
  • Works with COO and manager team to move forward with the Firm’s strategic initiatives.
  • Drive continuous improvements across the Firm but in particular with the accounting and finance functions



  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a Controller or Director of Finance role
  • Professional accounting accreditation (CPA designation)
  • Communication: Able to communicate concisely and clearly in both written and verbal communications. Excellent oral and written English language proficiency including the ability to compose and edit correspondence.
  • Professionalism: Able to act with integrity and respect at all times with clients and staff and takes ownership of work and responsibilities.
  • Adaptability: Able to adjust and keep up with change and growth.
  • Time Management: Able to prioritize workload and stick to deadlines while maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Stress Management: Able to remain poised under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Accountability: Continually seek feedback from their lawyers and act on this feedback by making a conscious effort to improve on developmental feedback received.
  • Big Picture Thinker: Able to see how technology drives continuous improvement and is open to challenging the status quo with respect to existing processes and procedures
  • Organization/Problem Solving: Able to identify issues/concerns and communicate these when necessary to the right point of contact.

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain