Totum are delighted to be working with one of the UK’s pre-eminent national law firms in its search for an interim Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Reporting into the senior financial management team and managing a team of Financial Analysts this is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified accountant to work in one of the most progressive and dynamic environments in a law firm of this size. The purpose of the role is to provide commercial and practical advice to the Partnership and financial analysis to support the Firm's decision making process, to drive improvements to the Firm's gross profit margin as well as supporting the Firm's budgeting and forecasting process for revenue and direct costs.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not restricted to the review and provision of commentary on monthly financial performance for revenue and direct costs including in depth analysis of any significant variances; preparation of monthly financial presentations for a variety of committees, including attending their monthly meetings where appropriate; managing and coordinating the budgeting and reforecasting process for revenues and direct costs liaising closely with HR on the annual salary review and annual bonus exercise including the preparation of Board papers for the budget and reforecast; provision of targeted financial information across the firm. It involves working closely with the Financial Systems Team and being responsible for the provision of accurate and timely financial performance reports across the firm as well managing the provision of external client financial reporting requirements. It provides financial analysis to support the firm-wide lateral hire programme  as well as for internal partner and fee earner promotions and assisting in the development of firm-wide business solutions and processes to meet the current and future requirements of the firm's clients. Managerial responsibilities include developing and leading the financial analysis team.

Applicants should be degree educated with a recognised professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent). Extensive experience of working in a large, corporate professional services environment and working in and leading cross-functional project teams would be hugely advantageous. The role requires a strong communicator who is comfortable working with a range of stakeholders and end users, this needs to be demonstrated on CV’s.

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Job Details

Job Ref: 22960
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: £90,000 - £110,000


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