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Corporate/Business Associate

Junior and mid-level associates with transactional experience, including work in some or all of the following: mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and private equity; joint ventures; new business formation and financing; securities and licensing.

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Executive Liaison

DEPARTMENT:      Business Development
STATUS:                 Full-time

SUMMARY:

Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 law firm, is seeking a strategic and management focused individual that will facilitate and advance the goals and initiatives of the leadership of the Firm.  Working closely with the Co-Managing Directors, this position will be responsible for refining and enabling the strategic and organizational effectiveness of the law firm.  The successful candidate will be a highly independent and entrepreneurial person who enjoys motivating and working with others and embraces the challenge of working in an industry experiencing rapid change.  Primary responsibilities will include ensuring focus and progress on key initiatives and alignment of internal structures to enhance likelihood of success of Firm goals and developing relationships across the firm to drive programs to successful conclusion.  The role offers a unique opportunity to interact with leadership throughout the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Stay apprised of key initiatives, identify action items and implement strategy to accomplish goals
  • Continuously monitor and update pipeline of projects and goals
  • Assist in the development of agenda and meetings schedule for the Co-Managing Directors
  • Coordinate and participate in weekly meetings to provide information and deliverables to increase the productivity and efficiency of the Co-Managing Directors  
  • Oversee and facilitate the completion of steps and follow-up items for projects identified to achieve desired results
  • Monitor progress of strategic initiatives including development of metrics, review of processes, analysis of resources and recommendations for improvement
  • Assist with all Co-Managing Director projects from entire life cycle through completion
  • Must have strategic mindset to provide analysis and recommendations to Co-Managing Directors
  • Ensure appropriate and timely follow up on meetings, agendas and tasks

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Exceptional organization skills and a results-oriented focus with proven track record of consistent follow through and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and smoothly and accomplish goals in a fast-paced, professional services environment
  • Polished communication, interpersonal and executive functioning skills with demonstrated ability to interact with and gain the confidence of internal clients
  • Excellent analytical skills to identify areas for improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels internally and externally and to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proactive, outgoing and client-service oriented personality with professional, positive demeanor and work style
  • Professional judgment and discretion and the ability to maintain and protect highly confidential information
  • Advanced skills using technology including Microsoft Office suite

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-6 years business experience working directly with CEO or similar position
  • BA degree required; with advanced degree preferred

Please submit resumes to Pam Morgan, Human Resources Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Associate Director of Fiduciary Services

The Associate Director of Fiduciary Services, together with the Director of Fiduciary Services, will manage and lead a large and dynamic trust department, with over 25 staff members and $3 billion of assets under custody.  

Our ideal candidate will build on a 55-year foundation of trust administration services by identifying and implementing best practices for leveraging technology to increase efficiency while maintaining world-class client service in order to enhance our growing trust administration and family office services and expand capacity for new business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Evaluate and assess current organizational structure, staffing and operating model to ensure proper resourcing for the strategic growth of the trust department.
  2. Manage an experienced team of trust administrators, provide training and mentoring for staff, and provide expert guidance on account and administration processes.
  3. Identify and implement strategies employing technology to improve the efficiency of processes and establish clear protocol for trust administration and investment services.
  4. In collaboration with attorneys and trustees, interface directly with current clients to market trust administration services and onboard new trust accounts.
  5. Participate in regular account investment and performance reviews for trust beneficiaries.
  6. Demonstrate thought leadership on maintaining best practices and industry trends in trust administration.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of direct experience in sophisticated trust administration services for high net worth clients, including advanced knowledge and understanding of fiduciary income tax, principal and income accounting, complex transaction coding and interpretation of trust documents; 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree and/or professional certification preferred;
  • Excellent management skills and ability to develop, train and motivate others; 
  • Expertise and knowledge of in-house trust accounting and investment management and reporting software; advanced capability in excel or equivalent applications.
  • Exceptional organization skills and a results-oriented focus with proven track record of consistent follow through and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and smoothly and accomplish goals in a fast-paced, professional services environment;
  • Polished communication, interpersonal and executive functioning skills with demonstrated ability to interact with and gain the confidence of trustees and beneficiaries; 
  • Demonstrably high-level understanding of the trust administration business, industry trends and best practices; 
  • Excellent analytical skills to identify areas for improvement;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels internally and externally and to work in a collaborative environment; 
  • Proactive, outgoing and client-service oriented personality with professional, positive demeanor and work style; and
  • Professional judgment and discretion and the ability to maintain and protect highly confidential information.

Goulston & Storrs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Goulston & Storrs complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Please submit resumes to Pam Morgan, Human Resources Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Director of Finance

SUMMARY: Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 law firm, has an immediate need for a Director of Finance responsible for all major aspects of a law firm’s financial operations including financial reporting, payroll, retirement plan administration, tax reporting and billing as well as an individual who can serve as a key liaison to Directors, outside vendors and other administrative departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop annual financial plan, quarterly updates, and frequent related analysis to communicate the firm’s financial position and opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure that the firm’s billing and collection processes operate effectively and timely with varying client and billing attorney requirements; knowledge of electronic billing system operations a key component.  This is a critical component to managing the firm’s cash flows
  • Responsible for providing information to the most senior management levels (co-Managing Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, CFO)
  • Oversee staff and Director payrolls, including the delivery of key performance measures used by the Compensation Committee in determining annual Director compensation
  • Knowledge of financial reporting systems and processes in order to drive efficiencies in reporting and analysis; key liaison for IT issues related to Finance
  • Tax reporting at federal/state/city levels, and related audits as they may arise
  • Maintain key vendor relationships with auditors, bankers, insurance brokers, travel services etc.
  • Evaluate and implement effective internal controls to identify and protect firm assets; develop effective financial policies and procedures where lacking
  • Oversee firm’s banking relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a challenging environment amidst diverse personalities
  • Establish annual goals for Managers and monitor effectiveness in achieving
  • Oversee monthly expense reporting to other administrative departments
  • A determination to learn and expand one’s knowledge set in order to move to the next level
  • Assist with other projects as requested

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Familiarity with the tax (cash) basis of reporting
  • A reliable professional that develops teams that work together and achieve results
  • Ability to prioritize, meet tight deadlines and deliver exceptional work products
  • Must be accurate, detail and deadline oriented, organized and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite and financial management software functions and reporting structures (the firm uses the Aderant financial system for law firms)

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 15+ years of financial operating expereince in a professional services environment (large law Firm experience a strong plus)
  • BSBA, with focus on Business , Finance or Accounting
  • MBA, CPA a plus (or at least equivalent expereince for either)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the environment is moderate.
  • Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds.

Please submit resumes to Pam Morgan, Human Resources Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Senior Director of Legal Recruitment

SUMMARY: The Senior Director of Legal Recruitment, together with the Chief Legal Talent Officer and under the direction of the firm’s Managing Directors, will lead the firm’s talent acquisition strategy and help promote the firm’s brand in the legal marketplace as a modern, vibrant client-centric firm and a dynamic place to practice law. This person will contribute to the success of the firm by sourcing, attracting and recruiting highly-talented and diverse partners to meet the current and future business needs of the firm. This person will align the firm’s talent acquisition strategy and resources with the firm’s business growth goals, while leading and developing legal recruitment team members who will enthusiastically execute and support the strategy.

This person will collaborate with the firm’s leadership, its directors and the Chief Business Growth Officer on lateral partner recruitment needs, candidate profiles, strategic recruitment initiatives and integration.

This position can be based in either the New York or Boston office. Frequent interoffice travel required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Devise and implement an innovative strategy, efficient processes and clear protocol for sourcing, attracting, hiring and integrating lateral partner candidates as a critical component of the firm’s execution of its growth strategy across each of the firm’s four major practice groups;
  2. Work with practice group leaders and growth initiative leaders regarding the strategic identification and development of lateral partner candidate pipelines, and assessment of senior-level candidate fit and strengths (including assessment of financial data provided by candidates);
  3. Develop and maintain market intelligence for the firm, searching for talent in identified key markets, and developing alerts to personnel or business changes in competitive firms or regarding potential lateral opportunities;
  4. Stay abreast of trends in the industry and marketplace and maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting opportunities by conducting and overseeing ongoing research and market canvassing to identify potential candidates based on developments at their current firm, and report on lateral hiring trends and data;
  5. Lead the lateral partner orientation and integration process in collaboration with the Chief Legal Talent Officer, liaising with the Chief Business Growth Officer to ensure a smooth entry and successful integration of incoming partners;
  6. Interface directly with headhunters and partner candidates as the initial firm ambassador, clearly articulating the firm’s interests, strategic focus, and growth strategy;
  7. Execute on the firm’s strategic growth initiatives and practice group partner hiring needs in collaboration with initiative and practice group leaders;
  8. Collaborate with practice groups to efficiently navigate candidates through the firm’s recruiting and integration process;
  9. Oversee the firm’s internal due diligence processes, coordinating the efforts of multiple departments to ensure that all of the firm’s vetting process steps are successfully and timely implemented;
  10. Collaborate with the Chief Legal Talent Officer and the Diversity Committee to develop metrics and analyze data regarding diversity, recruiting, retention and related market trends;
  11. Stay informed about recruiting innovations and technology to ensure that recruitment, selection, onboarding, sourcing and pre-screening technologies support the firm’s competitiveness in the market for top talent, are in compliance with policy and initiatives, and meet all applicable legal requirements;
  12. Monitor the ongoing success of lateral hires and identify continuous improvement opportunities for lateral integration;
  13. Ensure relevant processes and tools are in place to report and measure key talent acquisition success metrics and regularly communicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the talent acquisition function;
  14. Negotiate search firm agreements and manage search firm relationships;
  15. Develop and manage Legal Recruitment budget, monthly tracking and quarterly forecasting;
  16. Manage Legal Recruitment team through coaching and development of team members; and
  17. Contribute to a team culture that focuses on continuous improvement and innovation.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years direct experience with partner or executive-level lateral hiring in a law firm or other professional services firm;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. or other graduate degree preferred;
  • Exceptional organization skills, results-oriented with proven track record of consistent follow through and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and smoothly and accomplish goals in a fast-paced, professional services environment;
  • Polished communication, interpersonal and executive functioning skills with demonstrated ability to interact with and gain the confidence of sophisticated, highly educated professionals;
  • Demonstrably high level understanding of the business of law, industry trends and recruiting best practices;
  • Demonstrable thoughtfulness, creativity, judgment and general business acumen, strategic mindset and hands-on approach;
  • Sophisticated and strategic research skills to identify lateral partner candidates;
  • Excellent analytic skills to identify trends in firm data and the legal industry, to vet lateral candidates, and evaluate financial data and parameters provided by candidates;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels internally and externally and to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Excellent team management skills and ability to develop and motivate others;
  • Proactive, outgoing and client-service oriented personality with professional, positive demeanor and work style; and
  • Must possess seasoned and professional judgment and discretion and be able to protect and maintain highly confidential information.

Please submit resumes to Pam Morgan, Human Resources Manager

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goulston & Storrs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Goulston & Storrs complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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