Head of Finance/Financial Controller - Day Rate!

Simpson Judge Ltd
18 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019

We are currently supporting a small Legal firm who are on a very positive growth trajectory with the recruitment of a temporary Head of Finance/Financial Controller. There is potential for the role to go permanent, if you have COFA but the day rate temp does not need to have this.

You must have experience of working within a Legal Practice/Firm however and it will a role for a minimum of 3 months.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Ownership and production of the monthly management accounts, providing commentary and analysis as standard with budgeting and forecasting.
  • Support and strategic guidance form a finance perspective as you'll be reporting directly to the CEO of this business.
  • Management and support of the third-party stakeholders including the auditors/accountants.
  • Experience with managing client accounts within a Legal Practice are essential.
  • Management and development of an Accounts Assistant, supporting with day to day guidance and encouraging development through their accounting studies.
  • Validation and management of bonus calculations, expenses, payroll (outsourced), P11Ds, and CSOP submissions.
  • Ownership and experience of managing a transactional finance function such as AP, AR, SL, CC etc.
  • Ad-hoc project management and other responsibilities where appropriate.

  • Strong educational background such as a Degree and/or Masters/MBA.
  • Qualified ACA from Practice would be preferred, size and scale not important but an ACCA qualified Accountant or equivalent will be considered.
  • A second language would be advantageous, especially mainstream European such as Spanish or Far Eastern such as Cantonese/Mandarin.
  • Exceptional cross-cultural, interpersonal and communication skills to interact with diverse nationalities and cultures.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Confidence to interact directly with senior management.
  • Ability to work independently and are proactive.

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