Job Summary: The CFO will work closely with the firm’s COO and Managing Partner, and Management Committee to oversee and manage all financial activities and systems for the firm.  The CFO must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management and accounting. 

About McGinnis Lochridge

For more than 90 years, McGinnis Lochridge has provided legal expertise through its offices in Austin, Texas.  Today, we are the oldest Austin-based law firm, with more than 70 attorneys throughout the firm and offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Decatur. McGinnis Lochridge provides legal counsel on business and financial matters, as well as advocacy for clients before administrative agencies, at the State Capitol, and in courthouses across Texas. The firm serves clients in many areas, including oil and gas, electric energy, employment and labor, corporate and tax, estate and probate, technology, land and water, and real estate, among others. McGinnis Lochridge offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, paid training, parking allowance, paid leave time, and a business casual work environment. Please visit www.mcginnislaw.com for more information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic recommendations for financial, tax, and investment strategies
  • Design, maintain, and manage finance and accounting policies, procedures, functions, vendor relationships, and systems, including internal controls
  • Design and produce management reports and financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Monitor and communicate financial performance by measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective action, and minimizing the impact of variances
  • Prepare and timely file tax returns
  • Prepare and manage the firm’s overall budget, including monitoring and controlling expenditures
  • Maintain corporate banking relations, including borrowing and treasury functions
  • Serve on the firm’s retirement plan investment advisory and administrative committees, and support the firm’s management committee
  • Ensure adequate insurance coverage and negotiate policies, including corporate and professional liability, property, and EPLI
  • Manage and direct finance and accounting department staff, including establishing goals and evaluating performance


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • CPA with 5+ years audit experience preferred and CFO experience preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible finance work experience and proven success, in the legal field or similar professional services organizations
  • Strong experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and enterprise accounting and document management software
  • Exemplary presentation, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional, tactful, honest, respectful, courteous, cooperative, and client-centric spirit that embraces diversity and inclusion
  • Strong leadership, collaborative, and consensus-building skills to work closely and successfully with attorneys, managers, clients, and vendors
  • Strong project management, including demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, analyze, organize, attend to detail, follow through, delegate, and negotiate
  • Able to identify and analyze issues and problems, and recommend and implement solutions
  • Able to work well in a dynamic environment, and to respond effectively with calm, resourcefulness, and flexibility in demanding situations

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hr@mcginnislaw.com. A cover letter (including salary expectation) is required, and applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. McGinnis Lochridge is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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