Finance Director

Reed Finance
10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Finance Director for a strategically important role being involved with all aspects of finance associated in the running of a successful legal practice which is widely recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading practice in Wales and the South West.

The Finance Director has responsibility for reporting directly to the Firm’s Management Board and Equity Partners with regard to the financial performance of the Practice and providing support to the strategy for development.

With responsibility for overseeing compliance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules, the Finance Director has responsibility for management of the Firm’s experienced accounts team with a requirement to discharge the following duties, amongst others, namely:-

• Collation of monthly management/executive packs to the Equity Partners
• Daily monitoring of daily productivity report
• Daily monitoring of cash flow
• Weekly banking report
• Overseeing month-end reports / Bank reconciliation
• Overseeing banking system / time management recording programme
• Review and submission of quarterly VAT returns;
• Monthly review of all expense nominal on P&L to investigate anomalies/variances as from
expected figures
• Review and approval of monthly purchase ledger
• Ongoing P&L cash flow forecasts and analysis of actual v forecast
• Monitoring of work in progress/preparation of monthly reports
• Compliance with SAR / preparation of breach reports
• Liaising with accountants as to preparation of annual accounts
• Preparation and transmission of tax returns/payments with accountants
• Practising certificates renewal
• Assistance with Professional Indemnity Insurance renewal
• Overseeing payroll/employment data/records
• Maintenance of personnel files
• Overseeing pension/health schemes

The ideal candidate would either be part or fully qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA. A background in a legal practice with knowledge of SAR would be highly advantageous but is not essential. You would need to be highly presentable, experienced at a senior level providing financial strategy, able to develop effective working relationships and engaging with a range of stakeholders at all levels.

Salary and overall package will be based on qualification level and experience.

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