A major UK law firm with international offices in mainland Europe and Asia is recruiting a Business Manager into its well-established Business Manager team to join them for a 12 month period. Acting as a senior finance business partner to one of its practice groups this is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant to join one of the legal industry’s most progressive and innovative firms in a business-facing role. Working with a Practice Group Head and Group Management Team, the purpose of the role is assisting in the creation of challenging but achievable business plans and then giving financial support and guidance in achieving them.

Working closely with the Practice Group Head, the Business Manager will be supporting them in the financial management of the sectors with a strong focus on profitability. The role will involve providing financial analysis and reporting and offer advice and guidance during pricing of bids, tenders and client proposals. The Business Manager will provide the driving force behind the implementation of the firm’s strategy as well as the Sectors’ business plans and provide information necessary for any Sector-led investment proposals. As part of the centralised business management / decision support team the individual in the role will ensure consistency in approach and co-ordinate with the other members of the business manager team where necessary to achieve firm-wide and regional objectives.

Applicants should be qualified accountants, an additional MBA qualification would also be useful although not a pre-requisite. Previous examples of being able to communicate and influence senior stakeholders at a Director / Partner level should be demonstrable as should the key technical skills required to operate in a senior finance business partner role. Flexibility in approach and a willingness to get involved in projects and work beyond the scope of the job description are also required. Either law firm or corporate professional services experience in a senior finance role is pre-requisite.

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Job Details

Job Ref: 23414
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Fixed term contract
Salary: £90,000 - £120,000


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