1212 - Deputy Practice Group Manager at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Posted in Management 14 days ago.

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Deputy Practice Group Manager

Multiple Offices

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Open Date:
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Job Description:

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Deputy Practice Group Managerin ourMilwaukee, Waukesha, Madison, or Chicago office. The Deputy Practice Group Manager would be responsible for ensuring the most efficient and profitable operation of the Practice Group. Under the direction and leadership of the Practice Group Manager, this includes effective daily operation of and utilization of talent and resources in the Practice Group as well as the analytical and project support ensuring success in delivering the Practice Group revenue and profitability objectives.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide analysis for Practice Group budgeting

  • Create data and analytical tools/processes useful in tracking Practice Group financial metrics and objectives

  • Put together resources for response to client RFPs

  • Coordinate the assembly of information for annual timekeeper performance reviews

  • Provide information required in recruiting processes related to requesting resources and offer authorizations/ROI analysis for assigned roles

  • Create mechanisms aiding in the prioritization and allocation of Practice Group business development budgets

  • Coordinate with Partners and Finance & Accounting to identify and resolve billing and collection issues

  • Assist with process improvements in structure, process, technology and analytics related to:

    • Pricing

    • Matter budgeting

    • Client/matter profitability

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management, advanced degree preferred.

  • 5+ years' experience in an operations and/or financial environment.

  • Understanding of the financial performance metrics and levers critical to the successful operation of a client centered professional services environment, preferably a partnership and/or law firm.

  • Proficient with a variety of accounting, business planning, client management, project management, reporting and tracking systems and related software/SAAS packages.

  • Effective at influencing and persuading through informal hierarchies in a matrix environment, managing at times competing interests and priorities for optimal outcomes with both internal and external clients (high EQ).

  • Ability to evaluate financial performance data and recommend proactive changes to Practice Group priorities in order to successfully deliver revenue and profit targets.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application via our online portal. Please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Regina Kautzer (rnkautzer@michaelbest.com) with any questions.

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or careers@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.