Totum are delighted to be working with one of the City’s most ambitious and rapidly expanding law firms which is currently looking for a Finance Systems Manager to join its busy, friendly and professional finance function. Reporting directly into the Chief Operating Officer, this could be a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to take more ownership of the development of the finance systems of a mid-tier law firm and be able to make decisions and offer direction rather than being part of a larger project team with little input into strategy-level decisions. Equally it would suit someone looking for a step up into a number one role within finance systems. The role’s purpose is to manage and support the maintenance and continued development of the firm’s existing finance systems and act as the conduit between the finance and IT departments as well as providing support to the wider business including the fee earning teams. This is a newly created role so the person who takes on the challenge will in many ways be expected to draw up the parameters of the role.

The core responsibilities include taking a lead financial systems initiatives; managing input, upgrades and enhancements of finance programmes; managing the implementation of new packages such as online billing, matter management and new client on-boarding; identifying and implementing system configuration changes; month end close and balancing of the finance systems including account reconciliations; and documenting and maintaining system files. The individual in the role will also have responsibility to ensure data integrity and compliance by monitoring and reporting on financial controls; deliver solutions to accounts system issues; assist in training as required; and will play a key role in internal relations between Accounts and IT and liaise with legal and admin departments on reporting and business processes.

Applicants should have solid legal finance systems experience and have excellent experience of using either Aderant or Elite products. Strong Excel and SQL expertise should also be demonstrable. For the individual in this role to be successful it requires someone with strong communication skills and the ability to translate financial or technical vocabulary into language that non-finance or IT colleagues can grasp quickly.

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Job Details

Job Ref: 22971
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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