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Manager of Practice Operations 
San Francisco


The Manager of Practice Operations will provide high level operational support to the Section Leaders of the Health and Senior Care and the Real Estate and Construction Sections (REAC), enabling them to work most effectively with internal stakeholders, and fulfill their commitments to Hanson Bridgett’s partners, clients and management team. The Manager of Practice Operations will work closely with these Section Leaders on implementing strategic initiatives, overseeing daily operations and developing and executing effective business processes within each section. The Manager of Practice Operations will also focus on developing strong relationships with attorneys as well as support staff and work closely with the firm’s administrative managers in a liaison role to communicate the needs and plans of each Section. This manager-level, full-time position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Section Leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

Planning and Development

  • [Section Level Planning] Serves as key participant in developing, and implementing section-level and practice group level strategic plans and initiatives.
  • [Section Financial Planning] Collaborates with Section Leaders and the firm’s finance team to develop, regularly review and monitor section-level financial goals, targets and milestones.


  • [Individual Plans] Participates in the development and implementation of individual practice plans for every attorney in the Health and REAC Sections, which will include achievable and measurable goals within areas such as business development, career development, training and section participation initiatives.


  • [Reporting/Assessment] Reviews, summarizes and reports progress across all areas of responsibility, including planning, coaching, recruiting, and training on a quarterly basis
  • [Project Management] Teams with members of the section, firm management and administrative managers to provide leadership and make daily operations decisions; escalates high priority decisions to Section Leaders with supporting data and initial recommendations for action.

Minimum Requirements

  • Three to four years of experience in strategic planning, leadership/management, and/or financial analysis/reporting; experience.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and manage teams as well as gain the confidence and trust of senior leaders
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to understand complex financial metrics while maintaining the ability to see the “big picture.”
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong technological proficiency and ability to quickly learn new applications and platforms
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year institution required; M.B.A. or J.D. strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in a professional service firm required; law firm experience preferred
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment utilizing a hands-on and proactive approach

Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to

Financial Systems Analyst
San Francisco


This position will have an active role in the monthly reporting and analysis, ad hoc reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. The Financial Systems Analyst will be a key business partner to the Financial Leadership team and department heads.  

Duties include:

  • Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports to Firm Leadership.
  • Monitors financial expenses and revenues by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts and analyze fluctuations.
  • Improve financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management.
  • Prepare monthly Partner financial package.
  • Coordinate financials questions/answers among departments and Finance.
  • Create financial models for decision support.
  • Assist with annual and quarterly budgeting and forecasting process. Maintain budget and reforecast information in the accounting system.
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of financial software. Ensures that all financial modules are meeting organizational needs.
  • Collaborates with IT and finance staff to meet business requirements; may be responsible for end user training.
  • Increases productivity by developing automated accounting applications; coordinating information requirements.
  • Create and update SQL reports. Develop, maintain and distribute as-hoc reports and financial models as needed.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications.


  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics and 4-6 years of experience in accounting, reporting, and financial analysis.
  • Accounting/GAAP knowledge a plus.
  • Developed skills in the areas of Financial Accounting, Problem Solving, Process Improvement, Statistical Analysis, Financial Planning, and Reporting Results.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel & Access).
  • Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of his or her ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

For More Information

Mary C. Sherman
Human Resources Director
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105