Finance Director

Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary: £70,000 - £90,000
REF: 896943
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

A successful law firm with offices in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire is looking to recruit a technically strong and commercially minded Finance Director to join their organisation. The Finance Director will play a pivotal role within the company, as this is a newly created Board level position.

To be successful in this role you will need to have previous experience within a legal environment and a comprehensive understanding of Solicitors Accounts Rules and Solicitor Regulatory Authority (SRA) rules.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Reviewing the monthly management accounts and writing the monthly finance reports
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Audit and statutory accounts preparation
  • VAT and taxation
  • Strategic planning
  • Day-to-day and annual responsibility for the firms Accounts, Tax and Audit requirements
  • Managing a small team
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, from due diligence through to advisory work
  • Attending finance committee meetings and full Partner meetings

Skills and experience required:

  • Educated to a Degree level and ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified, with experience working in the legal sector
  • Demonstrable ability to lead, challenge and influence both finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Strategic height as well as an ability and readiness to dig down into numbers when needed
  • Hands-on and operational
  • The ability to highlight commercial opportunities and risk
  • A collaborative approach

Salary and benefits:

  • £70,000 - £90,000+ dependent upon experience
  • Benefits package including company bonus scheme