The law firm, Weldon McInnis, has been a part of the social and economic fabric of the community since its early beginnings in 1955 in downtown Dartmouth. Its lawyers and staff contribute their time and talent as volunteers, fundraisers, and public representatives, and make it a priority to give back.
The firm has now grown well beyond Dartmouth to include clients from across Canada and internationally. Because of this growth, they are now seeking an experienced, like-minded professional as its first Chief Operating Officer.
In this role, you will report to the partners through the Management Committee and have overall responsibility for the business and non-legal functions of the firm including finance and accounting, technology, human resources, facilities, communications, marketing, and administration.
As the ideal candidate, you have a breadth of skills and experience preferably in a professional services environment. You have the flexibility and willingness to manage all the tactical, day-to-day business issues of the firm, while at the same time be able to rise above and see the longer-term strategic issues that affect the growth and prosperity of the firm.
Experience and skill in managing all levels of human resources is of key importance. Your past experience demonstrates that you value and respect the contributions made by all employees and encourage personal and professional development at all levels of the firm.
As COO, you will engender confidence and credibility by virtue of your presence, demeanor, leadership skills, and professional qualifications. You communicate complex information and ideas effectively and make sound, well-reasoned decisions.
A professional accounting designation (CPA) or an MBA is preferred for this position.
If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are qualified for this role. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting project number 1827 in the subject line.