Finance Manager

Tuesday 19 Sep 2023

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If you're currently working in a Law Firm in a Finance Manager/Financial Controller role and want to work locally (instead of commuting into London) then this could be the ideal job for you! The role offers the opportunity to progress into a Finance Director Role and Bonus potential.

Key things they are looking for are:

  • Understanding of the regulatory and compliance framework of the legal services environment - SAR's
  • Excellent people management skills and a drive for development and self- improvement
  • Able to lead a team of 5.
  • Able to develop and manage effective financial control systems
  • Able to provide support to the Shareholders
  • Able to identify risk areas and create risk management, mitigation and compliance strategies
  • Excellent analytical and IT skills with the ability to identify and solve financial and operating issues
  • Commercially astute -proactive in increasing profitability
  • Able to persuade, influence and negotiate in an emotionally intelligent manner
  • Able to create financial strategies, plans, targets and budgets, driving action and success through creating achievable goals and objectives

Key Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with SARs, train Fee Earners and support staff in SAR and ensure controls are in place to monitor compliance with SAR
  • Produce month end management accounts and year-end financial accounts for the directors and for tax purposes
  • Ensure the accounts department is sufficiently motivated, properly trained and adequately supervised to provide an efficient accounting function to the firm
  • Control expenditure by preparing budgets, reviewing actual expenditure against budget, and reviewing nominal expenses before payment
  • Review credit control against targets and supervise credit controller to ensure the firm collects unpaid accounts
  • Review levels of income against targets, and produce reports for fee earners to enable them to reach targets
  • PAYE, VAT and Corporation Tax compliance
  • Companies Act compliance – producing statutory accounts for filing at Companies House and assisting our auditors to enable them to produce an audit report to file with these accounts


The Firm and Team are well established and offer a friendly working environment and parking is available too!



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