Financial Controller

Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited
London (Greater)
07 Dec 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Rare opportunity for an experienced legal account professional to assist in managing the financial department of a Legal 200 West London firm as its Financial Controller.

Reporting to the Finance Director and managing the financial provision to fee earners at a leading London firm, you will join an established department which is part of the wider business support team including HR, IT and business development and marketing professionals. The role will involve controlling the financial management of the firm and ensuring compliance with budgetary requirements and the Solicitors Accounts Rules.


- Building annual budgets and strategies in line with the firm’s business plan
- Undertaking performance management analysis
- Assessing business performance and producing forecasts
- Monitoring and controlling budget expenditure
- Annual audit work
- Producing year-end partnership accounts
- Debt and cash collection work
- Supervising VAT returns
- Preparation and reconciliation of monthly payroll
- Processing CHAPS and BACS payments
- Liaising with other business support professionals regarding account management analysis
- Training staff when necessary

The Candidate

- Applications are encouraged from qualified accountants – CIMA, ACCA, ACA – with a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience post qualification
- The successful Financial Controller will have a professional services background – a partnership/legal background would be advantageous
- IT literacy, advanced Excel skills and knowledge of financial reposting systems are essential
- With excellent communication skills, you will excel in stakeholder management and building relationships with clients and the finance team
- It would be advantageous to have an interest in automating process and systems
- Previous supervisory experience is essential and management experience would be advantageous
- Experience of using a computerised practice management system is required
- Overall, the firm is seeking accountants with excellent organisational and problem-solving skills

The Firm

Our client is a traditional firm with a modern approach which provides a comprehensive range of top-tier services to both national and international individuals and businesses in London and beyond. With a reputation for providing excellent and tailored services to suit individual client needs, the firm has acquired a loyal client following and numerous accreditations including Legal 200 and 500 rankings and the Lexcel quality mark. Constantly growing, they have acquired and retained a team of expert and professional lawyers and support staff who pride themselves on meeting and exceeding client expectations consistently. The firm is now recruiting for a Financial Controller to work at its office in West London.

Financial Controller

For further details of this Financial Controller vacancy, please contact Chris quoting reference CE03720721.


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