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Operations Manager

Company: Confidential Location: Texas
Industry: Legal City/Region: Dallas
Commitment: Full Time Contract Type: Direct Hire
Practice Area: Finance Education: Undergraduate Degree

Our prestigious client in Dallas is looking to hire an Operations Manager.  The Operations Manager will be responsible for providing financial operations-related support to the legal practices comprising their department. The primary objective is to optimize the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the department to continually improve financial results. This position reports to and works under the direct supervision of the Operations Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Department Leadership and Practice Group Leaders as they develop practice strategy and manage practice operations
  • Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and future financial performance to the Business’ leadership
  • Track and analyze underlying drivers of practice revenue growth
  • Participate in strategy development and planning, facilitate the long-term financial planning process and develop metrics to monitor the performance against strategic objectives
  • Continuously monitor key performance indicators (e.g. billing efficiency, collection realization, days sales outstanding, revue and profit) by managing internal change initiatives as part of the Finance Operations team
  • Explain, present and analyze the financial performance and business verticals
  • Identify and prioritize business challenges, risks and opportunities while recommending action plans
  • Deliver timely financial analytics and business counsel to effectively measure business performance against strategic priorities
  • Perform pricing analysis and recommendations for new matters, particularly for Alternative Fee Arrangements
  • Support an efficient and effective long-term planning and forecasting process that produces accurate, achievable plans and forecasts that align with business’s strategic objectives
  • Serve as a catalyst to drive forward initiatives critical to delivering the business’ strategy
  • Support the business in protecting, growing and optimizing the assets of the Firm
  • Explain and analyze the business’ financials
  • Ability to draft clear and succinct written reports to explain validation methodologies, key risk areas and recommendations for improvement
  • Drive initiatives in support of the business in achieving its strategic objectives
  • Provide regular and actionable mentoring, feedback and professional development opportunities to their teams
  • Regularly communicates issues and progress to manager(s)
  • Liaises with others as necessary, including international team members
  • Support and execute and hoc management requests

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or related subject
  • MBA or advanced degree required
  • CMA/CFA a plus, but not required

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience leading revenue and business performance analysis

Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Team Management
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Working with Senior Leadership
  • Problem solving skills
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Business process improvement
  • Providing thought leadership
  • Formulating and delivering action plans for high profile strategic initiatives
  • Developing innovative solutions to business issues

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