Howarth Morris
December 30, 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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No 1 in Finance, Commercial Financial Controller opportunity with a market leading, highly regarded, expanding law firm. Our client is the market leader in its niche field of expertise - growing from £2m to £10m in the last 8 years and on track for further steady expansion. In this new role created due to the current Finance Director looking to go part time - and ultimately retire in the next year or 2 - this is an excellent opportunity to join the business as No 1 in Finance role, taking full responsibility for the firm's financial affairs, supporting the ongoing growth of the business and leading & developing the finance team. In this highly visible and autonomous role, your remit will include:

  • Providing Business Partnering support to the Managing Director, Client Services Director, Legal Services Director, HR & Ops Director, Sales Director and IT Director
  • Fully responsible for managing the finance team and day to day financials of the business
  • Ensuring the team achieves timely & accurate processing of financial transactions and completion of the management/financial accounts
  • Development of modern & sophisticated reports to meet the evolving need of the business
  • Sales, Margin & Customer analysis - identifying opportunities to drive company performance and provide broader services to new and existing customers
  • Attending Quarterly Senior Management meetings - Presenting and explaining financial results and Management Information
  • Championing risk management and compliance (Solicitors Riles/SRA)
  • Ensuring compliance with anti-laundering regulations
  • Development of robust financial controls, processes, systems & procedures
  • Treasury/Cash Management
  • Debt and Disbursement reviews
  • First point of contact for the accountants, banks and auditors
  • Managing the insurances of the businesses
  • Supporting the business on various business improvement projects/initiatives
  • Additional responsibilities - the remit could include greater operational & commercial involvement, dependant on the profile of the successful applicant

Applicants will be experienced Finance Managers/Controllers or Directors who have previous experience within the legal sector. Whilst our client is preferably looking for a fully qualified CIMA, ACA, or ACCA finance professional, non-qualified applicants who have a proven track record in the legal sector will also be considered. The MD is looking to consider a broad candidate profile range as due to the nature of this role there could be greater operational & commercial involvement depending on the profile and experience of the successful candidate. As such, the salary range for this role is envisaged £55- 65k but the MD would be happy to consider applicants at a higher salary level if they have an impressive legal sector career record and can clearly bring additional skills, knowledge & input which will support the business in achieving its full potential. Additional benefits including Pension (5%/5% matched), Parking, Private medical insurance, 3 x DIS, Retail discounts, Gym membership scheme, 25 days holiday and a 0900-1700 week - with a degree of flexibility around start and end times. Our client operates from very impressive offices just outside the city centre and the successful applicant will enjoy a broad and fulfilling key role a friendly, supportive and sociable team and a busy, professional but relaxed office culture.

Howarth Morris are a leading North West based Finance and HR Recruitment Consultancy. Providing a complete temporary, contract and permanent recruitment solution we work with a broad range of businesses ranging from owner managed SMEs to FTSE 100 and Blue Chip Multinationals, supporting their recruitment needs throughout the UK. We are dedicated to the career management of Part Qualified and Qualified Finance & HR Professionals, across ACA, ACCA, CIMA, AAT, ICM, CIPP and CIPD and work to support our candidates with not just securing their next move but through their longer term career management. We are committed to providing businesses with finance and HR professionals who will make a difference and who will add real business value. Visit our website for more information on our unique profile and market leading service and call or email today to hear more about this and other exciting local and UK wide opportunities.

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