Senior Manager, Finance Department Initiatives

February 13, 2019


Latham & Watkins LLP






Los Angeles, CA



Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Senior Manager of Finance Department Initiatives to join our winning team, located in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The Senior Manager of Finance Department Initiatives will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As the Senior Manager of Finance Department Initiatives at Latham, you will support the firm by using your experience and understanding of law firm revenue cycle, fee structures, alternative fee arrangements, systems, and project management to lead and execute initiatives towards improving the firms successful adoption of leading practices of legal project management and other department strategic initiatives. The Senior Manager liaises with the Director of Pricing, Director of Revenue and Financial Analyses, and colleagues in the Business Development, Technology, and Attorney Development departments in order to develop initiatives that support the firms’ attorneys in all facets of managing their fee negotiations and structures, inventory and collections while accomplishing these and other critical functions:

  • Spearheading development and rollout of initiatives that enhances the firm’s abilities to competitively price and sell our professional services in addition to developing tools to enable our attorneys and others to monitor worked inventories and ultimately drive improved.
  • Gaining understanding of current procedures through discussions, interviews, and observation; also documenting processes for comparison against proposed.
  •  Identifying potential improvements through current process and system documentation, discussions with stakeholders, including those who perform actual work.
  • Collaborating with functional teams, attorneys, management, and technology to build consensus on changes and future state.
  • Leading projects from design to implementation stages including providing management updates on progress, issues and areas where escalation is required.
  • Leading project team members as assigned to various projects and initiatives.
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.



As the Senior Manager of Finance Department Initiatives, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude.

  • The successful Senior Manager must have the strong analytical skills needed for all primary duties of the position, including comprehending and communicating data, ideas, and processes, as well as advanced process documentation, process design, and project management skills.
  • The ability to consistently exercise independent judgment and discretion is desired.
  • The Senior Manager must display demonstrated superior judgment and be meticulous and results driven. Strong knowledge and proficiency of PC applications, including MS Office with superior proficiency specifically of MS Excel and MS Visio is desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or a related field is required.
  • An MBA or CPA is preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of related experience in a professional services environment is desired.
  • Five (5) years of leading projects and other initiatives is desired.
  • Four (4) years of supervisory/management experience is desired.

Occasional travel is required of this position. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Latham & Watkins LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. For information regarding family care and medical leave (CFRA), click here.

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Amalia Francalangia

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