Head Of Finance - Leeds

B C T Resourcing
£85,000 - £100,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Head Of Finance
Salary: 85,000 - 100,000 + Package
Location: Leeds
Post type: Permanent

Client is a leading Legal Services organisation seeking to appoint a Compliance Officer - Financial Administration. Reporting directly to the Head of Legal Services, client is looking for a technically astute and dynamic finance leader.

The successful candidate will have a key role on the Senior Leadership team and be part of driving strategic and operational decision making.

Main Responsibilities:

To undertake and discharge appropriate responsibilities and duties as a company director as prescribed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA").

Ensuring that the firm acts in a way that is compliant with the terms and conditions required by the SRA and the SRA Code of Conduct

Strategic Direction:

* Provide the Finance team with strategic direction and leadership setting the vision and objectives.
* Contribute to the development of the Company's strategy, providing financial and commercial input on business decisions.
* Provide expertise on market opportunities including how to structure commercial fee arrangements.
* Lead the financial implementation and integration of any changes which arise.

Operational Effectiveness and Control.

* Support the Director of Legal Services on compliantly managing the business's finances within the outcome based regulatory framework of the SRA
* Working with the Head of Legal Services in sound financial decision making to ensure the financial wellbeing of the Company
* Provide leadership and direction to operational leads and staff on all financial regulatory matters
* Ensure a system is in place to monitor compliance to SRA accounting rules
* Develop and maintain a relationship with the SRA to ensure the Company maintains compliance with any changes in SRA regulation.
* Report breaches in compliance as appropriate to the SRA and/or the Board of Directors.
* Ensure the Financial Statutory Accounts are compliant and in accordance with the appropriate accounting standards and are signed off by the elected auditors
* Produce the Financial Statutory Accounts pack as signed off by the Board and the Auditors
* Management of a small team would be part of this role

Successful Candidate:

* Proven track record of providing business-focused solutions that have contributed to a wider commercial agenda
* Able to manage effective relationships with sufficient gravitas to influence change at Board level
* A leader with the ability to motivate, direct and develop a team
* You would be a qualified accountant with demonstrable experience as a Financial Controller or Financial Director in a legal firm or organisation of similar scale and complexity
* Has in-depth knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules as well as the SRA Handbook.
* You would be an approved person under SRA regulation


* A competitive salary, benchmarked against competitors, which will grow as you do.
* Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don't wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
* Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
* Attractive holiday entitlement
* 50% off Breakdown cover.
* Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
* Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
* My Discounts - a discounts website for all employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.
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