Financial Controller

London (City of), London (Greater)
13 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Job Title
Legal Finance
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a highly regarded London-based solicitors, specialising in crime, family law and human rights. They are looking to hire a Financial Controller on a full time, permanent basis. 

The ideal candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working within the legal sector.


Overseeing production of detailed department and firm-wide annual budgets with related forecast cash-flows, tax computations, partner’s capital projections and balance sheets.

Production of daily cash projections.

Production of detailed department monthly accounts package and Board Report.

Production of regular forecast updates and annual audited accounts.

Control of cash resources to service working capital needs, particularly for high-value Work in Progress.

Monthly one-on-one reviews of each operating department’s results identifying weak performers. Helping department Heads instigate corrective measures. 

Tight control of Fee Earner lock up.

Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working within the legal sector. 

Senior Management experience in a similar role. 

The successful candidate will be computer literate with Advanced Microsoft Excel skills. 

Have the ability to delegate but also be hard working with a hands-on approach. 

Capable of being both task-focused and multi-tasking and working to fast deadlines. 

Creative solver of financial, taxation, restructuring, funding or other commercial problems.

Ability to develop excellent relationships with investors and lenders.

Important Notice

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Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.