Finance Manager

About this job

Hargreaves Recruitment are working with a well-established legal firm that are looking for an experienced Finance Manager that has a previous background in the legal sector
The client is an ambitious, fast growing law firm with specialist knowledge and expertise in personal injury claims
They offer a great working environment that consists of an open plan office, no hierarchy and a warm and welcoming team
They have free onsite parking, great training and development programmes and low staff retention which says a lot about their business

Position summary for the Finance Manager
To oversee the finance function ensuring staff complete what is expected of them daily and to provide support for staff, managers and the group board
For this role, you will need to have a good understanding of cash flow, purchase ledger, credit control and costs functions within a law firm, as well as group structure and intercompany relationships. You will be responsible for the management of these functions within the finance department

Main activities of the role
• Supervision of the Finance and Costs Team on all tasks outlined within their job description
• Production pf monthly MI pack for group entities. This includes month end reporting and preparation of the commentary and board report
• Maintain the necessary accounting schedules
• Prepare and post payroll journals for the group entities
• Ad hoc MI/Reporting as required by the board
• Daily cash flow maintenance and review of forecast
• Daily / weekly reporting for the Management Team on key financial information
• Ensuing compliance with SAR’s for client money held
• Weekly reconciliation of work source supplier payments, liaising with suppliers and Marketing Partner
• Performance management and appraisal of the Finance Team
• Reporting to the Board on team performance
• Support the team on all SAR queries and compliance
• Such ancillary duties as may be reasonably requested by the board

Essential qualifications, experience and competencies
• Experience of working with legal accounts
• Experience of managing staff
• Experience of Solicitors and accounts rules
• Ability to use Excel and case management software to a high standard
• Qualified, PQ or QBE considered

• Able to understand all aspects of the finance function to provide cover
• Able to manage high volumes of work
• Strong IT skills with the ability to follow strict adherence to a case management system
• Proven track record in providing solutions

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