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Legal Operations Manager-Finance

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Accounting & Finance, Legal, Operations
Conshohocken, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing


  • Working with the Sr. Director of Legal Operations, assist management in preparing the annual fiscal-year budget and long-range plan.
  • Assist in the development of compelling narrative when advocating for budget needs.
  • Provide regular outlook reporting, variance analysis, performance against plan.
  • Oversee accruals process to ensure proper financial reporting.
  • Partner with finance to support preparation of accurate spending forecasts and identify spending trends and potential efficiency opportunities.
  • Support creation and regular distribution of timely reports to department leaders and attorneys.
  • Develop polished presentations of data, metrics, narratives for quarterly business reviews.
  • Working with Sr. Director of Legal Operations and the IT Analytics team, create and maintain easy-to-understand dashboards that effectively communicate statuses of department spend and trends to department leadership.
  • Create and maintain rolling monthly report of new hires, open positions, and departures, including budget impact.
  • Support Legal Operations Team on driving strategic projects to streamline ebilling processes and improve forecasting.
  • Support implementation of best-in-class practices in legal operations finance and outside counsel management Work with Sr. Director of Legal Operations to develop and maintain standardized processes for rate approvals and rate increases, including maintaining documentation of all outside counsel and vendor agreements.
  • Join regular meetings with key attorney leads to discuss budget statuses, needs, and projections for their specific areas.
  • Drive invoice review and approval efficiencies.
  • Minimize the amount of time attorneys and legal specialists spend on reviews and administrative tasks pertaining to billing, invoicing, and other aspects of finance.
  • Serve as the “go to” department resource for resolving cost center questions and ambiguities.
  • Supports and participates in department initiatives related to outside counsel management, billing guidelines/engagement letter updates, matter analysis, metrics and benchmarking, team conferences, vendor rate analysis, billing compliance, and more.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism; handles sensitive/confidential information with appropriate care.
  • Manage legal operations financial staff as assigned; deliver clear expectations, and provide ongoing coaching, develop staff, and promote a positive work environment.
  • Participate in industry conferences and other knowledge-sharing forums to introduce innovative solutions to the legal department.

What your background should look like


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in legal operations, finance, or similar roles. Experience in a law firm or legal department setting is strongly preferred.
  • Hands-on experience managing a large fiscal program. Comprehensive understanding of budgeting, forecasting, and resource planning, and ability to work closely with the finance and accounting departments.
  • Proven track-record of strong leadership and communication abilities and driving results in a team environment.


  • Diligent self-starter with a passion for finance.
  • Strong leader and problem-solver.
  • Able to successfully navigate internal dynamics to achieve suburb results.
  • Able to thrive in a high-paced, fast-changing, and sometimes unpredictable work environment.
  • Able to organize tasks, prioritize competing demands, find solutions, and follow through to successful conclusions.
  • A proven ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Teamwork mentality and enthusiasm to help others.
  • A passion for building trust with internal and external stakeholders by being proactive and innovative in solving problems that affect them and the department.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills with a customer-focused and professional demeanor.
  • Life-long learner of in-house legal department best practices and standards relating to finance and outside counsel management.
  • Ability to leverage legal ops peer groups to determine best practices.
  • Adept at technical tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and document sharing and e-signing tools.


What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: AmerisourceBergen Services Corporation

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.