Episode 242: The Law Firm Financial Flywheel

In this episode, Molly McGrath is joined by Chelsea Williams, a CFO and financial expert, to discuss the law firm financial flywheel. They emphasize the importance of understanding and managing your law firm’s finances, and how it can lead to better decision-making and business growth. Chelsea explains the three pillars of the financial flywheel: the financial foundation, forecasting and budgeting, and implementing systems. They also discuss the role of a bookkeeper and the benefits of outsourcing your bookkeeping. Throughout the conversation, Chelsea and Molly highlight the importance of being an agile entrepreneur and using data and metrics to drive business decisions.


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Quote of the Show:


“If you want to grow and scale, you cannot measure what you cannot see. Your numbers are your compass.” – Chelsea Williams



    • Understanding your law firm’s finances is crucial for making informed business decisions and driving growth.
    • The three pillars of the law firm’s financial flywheel are the financial foundation, forecasting and budgeting, and implementing systems.
    • Outsourcing your bookkeeping to a professional is essential for accurate and timely financial reporting.
    • Creating a budget and forecasting future revenue and expenses allows you to anticipate your financial positioning and make proactive decisions.
    • Implementing systems like tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) and analyzing financial statements helps you stay on top of your finances and make data-driven decisions.


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