Finance Manager (Parental Leave Contract: October 2019 – December 2020)
A Bit About Us
Miller Titerle + Company is a group of forward-thinking lawyers and professionals who have built a progressive business law firm based on a more passionate and personal way of practising law. But what really makes us different? We challenge the legal status quo by constantly questioning traditional practices and pushing ourselves to do better. Our innovative practices include different ways of billing clients, working with clients, using technology to provide better service, and creating non-traditional roles and responsibilities for legal and non-legal staff.
We promise our clients value instead of billable hours. And we go even further – we guarantee it by letting our clients pay their bills based on what they perceive the value of our services to be.
We believe clients should like their lawyer, and we believe that everyone in the firm should like each other. This means we seek out exceptional and affable individuals. We don’t hire assholes.
We seek clients we believe in and we are passionate about the type of work we do. Life is too short to spend time working with people who don’t share our values, or doing things we don’t enjoy.
What do we offer?
We value our relationship with our staff and want the opportunity to lay a foundation on which you can build a successful career. We want to surround ourselves with people who are engaged, honest and confident enough on their own quest to support ours. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that you develop as a member of the firm and the legal community. We make every effort to accommodate you so that you are able to gain experience in the areas that interest you. We encourage you to be involved in all aspects of the firm.
We are a young firm that is growing quickly and there are times where there are holes – there’s a job that needs doing and there’s no one to do it. We appreciate people who are willing, even enthusiastic, to step up and work hard. There is always going to be “grunt work” but we hope to work with people who challenge the current system, take a risk and find a better way to solve a problem and take nothing at face value.
Who are we looking for?
Miller Titerle + Company is a progressive business law firm that strives to achieve balance between rigorous financial accountability and a kick-ass culture. The Finance Manager will be expected to help the firm maintain that balance by providing exceptional financial advice and oversight in a way that supports our existing culture of performance and fun. We’re a team that values people and it’s no different for this role. You may only be here for 15 months, but we will work together and give it our all.
We look for curiosity and innovation. We welcome those who don’t fit the traditional law firm mould. Diverse personalities help keep our lives exciting and entertaining. We look for people who are comfortable in a group setting, are not afraid to speak up and be heard, and who thrive on collaboration (as opposed to competition). This doesn’t mean we are only seeking extroverts; many of us are introverts who just happen to like each other’s company. We also look for people who have a strong work ethic. We like to enjoy ourselves around the office, and are a lot more informal than many other firms, but we firmly believe that giving our clients the best value often means busting our asses to get them the best advice and service when they need it. In other words, while we are a culture of fun, we are also a culture of performance.
We are seeking a talented Finance Manager with 2+ years of experience working in a professional service firm (law firm preferred). All candidates are expected to have excellent academic credentials; exceptional people skills; a strong business background; strong technical capabilities; and glowing references from people who have reported to you in the past (to demonstrate consistent treatment of everyone with respect) and from your peers (to demonstrate commitment to value and high level people skills). We view all these things as table stakes – you need to have them to play with us.
Beyond these basics, we will consider candidates based on how they demonstrate commitment to the things that we value the most:
Culture – it is a virtuous circle. Happy, engaged and interesting people deliver better value and service to our clients; who in turn give us great work we believe in; which helps keep us happy, engaged and interesting.
People – we like each other. We leave our egos at the door. We are respectful, collaborative, energetic, fun and open-minded. We don’t accept a–holes.
Curiosity – what we are doing has been done before, but not like this. The future is ours to write if we are willing to execute ambitious visions – but first we need to learn and let that learning shape our visions.
Innovation – we get excited about growth, take intelligent risks, make decisions quickly and learn from our mistakes. Our motto is “f*ck the status quo” because we know the status quo is often broken.
Execution – take it and run with it. Excuses are like law degrees – all lawyers have them but they won’t get you any respect here. Getting stuff done will.
What to do next!
If you have the table stakes end your application along with a copy of your resume and reference letters (optional) as one single PDF file to Lou Poskitt. Salary is commensurate with experience. We thank all interested applicants who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.