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Financial Controller

Job Description

Brook Street are currently supporting a leading firm who on the lookout for an exceptional Financial Controller to join their office in Slough.


Main Purposes

·With the Finance Partner, set the Finance agenda within the partnership in support of the firm's overall strategy

·To manage the team to maximise profitability, optimise cash flow and cash management and take ownership of the budgeting and forecasting process

·Have overall responsibility for day to say running and supervision of the Finance team

Duties and Responsibilities

· Develop and contribute to the financial strategy within the practice

· Identify improvement opportunities

· Support the COFA with regard to SRA compliance

· Manage, develop and mentor the team including setting of KPIs and objectives for team members

· Statutory accounts preparation and ensure compliance with statutory and SRA audits

· Responsible for internal and external financial reporting

· Acting as liaison with the bank and stakeholders

· Managing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annual processes in line with task list

· Payroll

· Assist on accounts-related projects as required

· Other ad-hoc duties as required

Knowledge/Skills/Personal Attributes

· Qualified ACA/CIMA or similar

· Strategic and operational background to drive the business forward

· Commercial ability to complement financial knowledge and ability

· Prior experience of a similar role within the legal industry (at least 3 years) including both operational and strategic responsibilities

· Excellent working knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules

· Experience using Solicitors Case Management (Tikit/Partners for Windows strongly preferred).

· Excellent time management/organisational skills

· Sound analytical and numerical skills


Call Mike Penfold to discuss in more detail - 01483 700500

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