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Controller

Denver, CO · Legal
Since 1998, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP (WTO) has been at the forefront of some of the nation's most critical and industry-changing trials and litigation.  From complex commercial disputes to consumer class actions, few firms can match WTO's passion for client service, paired with the highest arbitration level and deep trial bench experience.  Located in beautiful downtown Denver, WTO is the city's top law firm and is recognized nationally for its work in product liability and other business specialties. 

WTO is an active community participant in various ways, through The WTO Foundation, various financial contributions, volunteer time, and the occasional pro bono legal services. 

The Controller Position
As the top Accounting & Finance-related position within the organization, the Controller leads the firm’s finance and accounting department. The Controller reports directly to the WTO’s Executive Director and works closely with the management team, in addition to the partners. The goal of this position is to help drive the firm forward into the future, taking us to the next level in the way we use data and financial information to help inform our strategy.


The Controller role includes a mixture of hands-on, day-to-day duties and high-level strategic responsibilities. In addition, the position manages a team that includes accounts payable, billing, and administration and supports the development of financial understanding across the team through individual and group training. The Controller supports the law firm's long-term development, including building a structure to support WTO's continuous growth.  This includes analyzing the fee structure and performance by client and case to drive intelligent fee structure changes. 

With firm growth and employee development, the Controller role at WTO has the potential to transition into a CFO role in the future.

Experience, Skills & Abilities of the Controller:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is required
  • At least 10 years of Controller, or similar level, experience
  • Demonstrated cash accounting and tax knowledge
  • Experience in a law firm or other professional services organization is preferred

Compensation, Benefits for the Controller Position
The Controller is full-time and permanent with a competitive base salary of $150,000-$200,000, comprehensive benefits package, annual bonus program, and the opportunity for occasional remote work.

The Recruiting Process for the Controller
The recruitment process will include a combination of phone interviews and web-based or in-person interviews, a candidate personality assessment, and a pre-employment background check.  The process, which is being facilitated through EctoHR, Inc. is designed to be a thorough, two-way evaluation to ensure that the best decision is made by both the Company and the candidate.

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively seeking to attract a diverse candidate pool through its hiring process.
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