Group Financial Controller

Level:
Other
Job Term:
Permanent
Location:
London
Position/Type:
Legal Finance
Salary Description:
£80, 000 to £85, 000
Posted:
08/06/2017
Recruiter:
Career Legal
Job Ref:
909523

This client is an international law firm with offices across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Their areas of work include commercial disputes, insurance, shipping and business & finance.

 

Their headcount stands at over 600 and growing. This is a great opportunity to advance a career in the legal finance sector.

 

Responsibilities

 

Review the monthly P&L and Balance sheet submissions prepared by each office (either personally or having oversight of the team’s review) as well as by the FP&A team

 

Review the quarterly Balance sheet reporting packs and ensure any issues are followed up with each office

 

Responsible for managing the Partner Accounting

 

Responsible for the management accounts and liaison with budget holders

 

Specific responsibility for management accounts, financial controls and processes relating to the European offices

 

Responsible for Greek and Monaco accounts (based in London) as well as contract roles as appropriate

 

Planning and organising the year-end timetable in conjunction with our external advisors (KPMG and PWC)

 

Responsible for the Group Consolidated Statutory Accounts based on UK GAAP FRS102

 

Responsible for the Statutory Accounts for affiliated UK LLPs

 

Ensure all local office accountants and external accountants prepare quarterly reconciliations between local accounts accounting system (Elite Enterprise)

 

Provide input into, and maintain, the Group Policies, updating as required

 

Work closely with the Head of Finance to standardise processes

 

Work closely with the Head of Finance to build an effective internal control framework across all offices

Challenge existing processes to ensure there are sufficient internal controls. Longer term we plan to develop an internal audit

 

Work closely with Head of Finance and Director of Finance to develop the Management & Financial Reporting function

 

Attend bi-monthly Finance Forum with International Office representatives to discuss projects and future plans

 

Act as key contact point with our external auditors KPMG on the annual financial audit and with our external tax advisers PwC

 

Candidate Profile

 

Professional qualification (ACA/ACCA) with minimum 5 years’ post qualification experience

 

In depth knowledge of UK GAAP (essential) and international accounting experience (advantage)

 

Good working knowledge of Excel

 

Experience working in a professional services firm environment would be an advantage, including knowledge of partnership tax

 

Have successfully managed teams and developed individuals, being persuasive and earning respect

 

Experience of dealing with and advising on accounting and tax issues, technical or otherwise

 

Detailed understanding of best practice in internal control processes

 

Experience of discussing matters with senior management and the ability to concisely explain accounting and tax issues.

 

Professional and accurate

 

Effective writing and presentation skills as well as the ability to work under pressure

 

Important Notice

 

It is Career Legal’s policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.

 

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

Closing Date:
06/07/2017

You may return to your current search results by clicking here.

Latest Job Listings