Head of Finance

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
£50000 - £65000 per annum
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
£50,000 to 65,000 plus benefits (including pension, health care scheme, mobile phone)

This company is one of the leading law firms in Shropshire and Herefordshire, with offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford. With a keen focus on client care, they strive for and attain excellence in the delivery of their legal services. They are looking for a full-time Head of Finance who shares their high-quality work ethic to join their collegiate, high-performing team.

As Head of Finance you will be responsible for the management and monitoring of all financial KPIs to ensure budget delivery and the profitability of the firm. As a crucial part of the senior team, you will also act as the strategic lead on financial issues, presenting and reporting to the Board and the Partners on a regular basis.

You will be expected to lead a team of five accounts staff and liaise with staff and management across the firm. As such, your ability to put together robust sets of accounts and background in taking responsibility for managing the finances of a firm, should be coupled with your experience of team management.

Taking on the roles of COFA and MLRO to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, you will have practical knowledge of the Solicitors Account Rules and meet the qualifying criteria.

To be considered for the role of Head of Finance, the following applies:
- Proven accounting skills and the ability to ensure clean client and office account audits each year. An accountancy qualification is desirable.
- Experience of working with or within a law firm and a current understanding of SAR.
- Highly numerate, highly analytical and able to display a high level of attention to detail.
- Advanced Excel skills. An interest in IT is desirable.
- Good people skills with the ability to command respect from your peers.

As the Head of Finance, you must have excellent interpersonal skills, thrive on team-work and be able to establish yourself as an influential member of the firm.

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