SAKG is always looking for qualified professionals to join our team.


Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin PC (“SAKG”) is seeking a full-time Director of Operations to manage the firm’s financial matters and business operations.  SAKG is a mid-sized law firm (>20 employees) that focuses on civil litigation.  Our office is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Director of Operations reports directly to the firm’s partners and is responsible for administration of financial, information technology, facilities, and human resource functions.

Essential Functions

  • Financial:  Responsible for all aspects of the firm’s accounting, budgeting, cash management, billing, payables, receivables, payroll, and compliance issues.  Internal controls emanate from this position.
  • Information Technology:  Assists staff with IT issues, researches new products and software, troubleshoots office equipment, and coordinates with IT vendors.
  • Facilities: Oversees the procurement of supplies, furniture and equipment. Negotiates and manages contracts with vendors and landlord.
  • Human resources:  Manages non-attorney personnel, including full-time accounting manager who supports the Director of Operations.  Administers for the firm’s benefits package and negotiates with providers.

Desired Skills and Experience

An ideal candidate has at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, strong leadership and organizational skills, experience using QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.  Prior experience with a law firm or other professional service company is desired but not required.  Experience with TABS billing software is also desired but not required.  All candidates will undergo a background check.

Salary and Benefits

Salary determined based upon education and experience.  SAKG offers a competitive benefits package that includes: (i) medical and dental insurance coverage; (ii) disability and life insurance policies; (iii) 401k plan with a company match; and (iv) Section 125 (cafeteria plan).

Please contact us at and include “Future Career Opportunities – Director of Operations” in the subject line.

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1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1950
Kansas City, MO 64106
P: 816 / 268-9400  F: 816 / 268-9409