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Finance Director

Posted 23 February by Gibson Hollyhomes Easy Apply Ended

Finance Director

Top 500 Commercial Law Firm

Head of Finance

My client are a Growing Commercial Law firm in Manchester - the firm employ over 100 staff and have seen Revenue increase YOY by 20% over the last couple of years. The role is to report directly into the Managing Partner and to act as the Head of Finance, reporting into and consulting board level on how to continue their strong growth plans, whilst leading a team of 4 including a Financial Controller, Head Legal Cashier and 2 Cashiers.


  • Assisting the Managing Partner and the Board in connection with the formulation, refinement and operation of the Firm’s strategic business model and attainment of the Firm’s financial business objectives
  • Leading, managing, monitoring and developing all aspects of the finance functions within the business and ensuring proper accounting practices, governance and control processes are in place
  • Reviewing, assessing, monitoring and refining internal financial procedures and controls to ensure compliance with all regulatory rules (including the SRA Accounts Rules) and internal guidelines and ensuring that they support the current activities and future growth of the Firm
  • Preparing and analysing financial management accounts and ensuring the preparation of all journals and control account reconciliations
  • Preparing and analysing budgets, cash-flow forecasts and general financial management reports
  • Analysing and forecasting firm, departmental and service line performance, identifying and defining and reporting on key performance indicators influencing business performance and developing measures and initiatives to help drive improvement including proactively driving improvements in reporting and challenging existing reports
  • Monitoring cash flow and operation of debt control processes
  • Providing technical financial advice to operational departments with particular reference to the SRA Accounts Rules and Money Laundering Regulations
  • Taking responsibility as the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) by managing risks to the Firm’s delivery of legal services and producing relevant reports to the Managing Partner and the SRA, as required
  • Managing the Firm’s relationships with external accountants, tax advisers and auditors and ensuring that essential processes, statutory accounts and member and firm tax returns are completed promptly and effectively
  • Assisting with the review and formulation of the Firm’s business structure strategy
  • Dealing with other financial and taxation matters concerning the Partners and the Partnership as they arise
  • Attending Board, Partner and other internal meetings within the Firm (as required)
  • Promoting and complying with legislation and company policies on equal opportunities and health and safety
  • Identifying and undertaking training and development as required in order to meet personal and business needs
  • Qualifications Required: Chartered Accountant - qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA

For this my client are offering a competitive salary, up to £90,000 base + benefits and are looking to move swiftly with this hire.

Required skills

  • Finance Director
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Procedures
  • Law Firm
  • Statutory Accounts

Reference: 34541791

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