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Finance Manager

Slater & Gordon LLP
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Slater and Gordon are a leading consumer law firm, and our mission is to give people easier access to world class legal services. We are a legal services business powered by technology and led by people that support customers in every step of their case.

We are currently recruiting for a talented Finance Manager to join our first class, Finance department, in Manchester. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about the work they do, the service they provide and getting the best results for their clients. The role is a 9-month fixed term contract.

Finance Managers are responsible for providing an efficient and accurate Accounts Payable function for both Overheads function as part of the Finance Shared Services function. The provision of the Accounts Payable function facilitates timely payments to our suppliers, ensuring working capital is maximised and communicated effectively both internally and externally to key stakeholders.

As a key member of the Management team, the role will act as a link for all Cash Management & Accounts Payable reporting requirements, communication to the wider business and also need to influence the wider Finance function using experience and knowledge to realise best practice.

Client service is at the heart of Slater and Gordon and we take pride in the impressive headlines we generate, demonstrating our range of work and the relentless pursuit of justice by our Solicitors.

At Slater and Gordon Lawyers (UK) we are inclusive. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We believe diversity drives innovation. So, we're building a culture where difference is valued. Our culture motivates our employees to give their full selves to the job and invest in the company's future. Our people see value in their work and are eager to do well in their roles. Our values ensure that all our employees are working towards the same goals.

If you have got the talent, ambition and focus and are looking for a stimulating and rewarding career we would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to include:
  • Managerial control and monitoring of the Accounts Payable team
  • Accountable for the timely processes for the Overheads team
  • Reconciliation of the creditors
  • Accurate and timely payment of suppliers in line with contracted terms
  • Supplier statement reconciliations including maintaining supplier relationships
  • Manage the Financial and SRA audits to satisfactory completion
  • Maintenance and updating of the Accounts Payable:
    • Processes
    • Risk control matrix

About you:
  • Excellent excel and reporting skills
  • Experienced in process improvement and implementation of automating manual processes
  • Accounting or finance qualification or experience is ideal
  • Delegate's work and responsibility to staff at appropriate level
  • Openly encourages the sharing of information, judging when, with whom, and what to communicate, whilst maintaining confidentiality where necessary
  • Setting realistic deadlines and putting contingency plans in place to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Strong people management
  • Ability to deputise for Accounts Payable, Risk and Controls Manager

Company Values:

Our values provide the framework for how we engage with our colleagues, customers, and stakeholders. These behaviours and values must be demonstrated in the role and across the business.
  • We do what we say we will
  • We own it, we sort it
  • We don't wait, we create
  • We respect and encourage each other
  • We make time to live

What we offer in return:

We offer a flexible agile working environment, alongside a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday allowance plus the option to purchase an extra 5 days, pension scheme, health cash plan, life assurance and income protection insurance. The opportunity to develop a rewarding and successful career with an award- winning law firm.
  • Please Note - Vacancies may close prior to the expiry date displayed, subject to volume of applications received.
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