general manager

Brown Wright Stein Lawyers is a commercial law firm that specialises in working collaboratively with business owners and aspirational individuals. Over the years we have gained unique insight into the nature of operating owner-managed businesses, and our focus is to provide practical commercial solutions to business issues.

We have an exciting opportunity for a CA qualified General Manager to join our thriving team for a fixed term maternity leave contract. Reporting into the Managing Partner, you will manage all of the firm's internal finance functions including budgeting, modelling and forecasting. In addition to the financial duties of this role, you will provide high level operational support to the wider team, and lead the day-to-day activities of a number of direct reports and outsourced functional areas. This is an opportunity to work 4 to 5 days per week over a 15 month period.

The successful candidate will be responsible for

  •        Management of internal finance functions, including but not limited to; preparing financial reports, budgets, modelling and forecasts

  •        Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements e.g. tax and BAS returns

  •        Overseeing daily operational requirements such as repairs, maintenance contracts and basic services

  •        Assessing business environment and taking action to mitigate changes or issues that may arise

  •        Assist in the planning and updating of organisational policies, standards, procedures and objectives

  •        Consulting and informing staff on matters such as operating methods, resourcing, finance, administration and human resources

  •        Participating in senior management meetings including Equity Partner and all Partner meetings

  •        Guiding and managing administration staff in day-to-day activities to ensure organisational goals are achieved

  •        Supervision and management of administration and finance teams

  •        Providing support to the Managing Partner and assisting in making general firm decisions

  •        Developing and implementing key projects, such as Firm intranet and "paper light"

Your skills, experience and attributes will include

  •        A minimum of 5 years years in a similar CFO or General Manager role

  •        Prior experience within the legal industry or professional services (essential)

  •        Sound knowledge of finance, HR, IT and administration management

  •        Excellent interpersonal skills across all levels

  •        Self-motivated and able to manage diverse stakeholders and meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy

  •        Strong leadership skills with experience in developing a team

  •        Accounting degree/CA qualified

Being part of the team at Brown Wright Stein Lawyers is about embracing challenges, developing skills, acquiring knowledge and aspiring to produce brilliant results for our clients. We actively support and encourage staff to drive their own careers, through offering the support of developmental programs and providing flexibility in working arrangements.

We are seeking a candidate that is committed to the success of our business and our team. If this role sounds like a great fit for you, please apply by submitting your cover letter and CV to