Burges Salmon is a leading UK law firm with a global reach. It has an open, collaborative and strong client-focused culture. The firm prides itself on its ability to offer a broad range of high quality legal services to an impressive national and international client base from its Bristol and London offices. It is recognised as one of the best independent firms in the UK and has enjoyed strong organic growth year-on-year, helping to forge a strong sense of cultural identity. It has been an excellent year for the firm with continuing revenue growth and profitability. It has also secured a number of high profile client wins and retentions, ensuring that Burges Salmon is well positioned for future success.

The firm is looking for a Chief Financial Officer to lead the finance department, an exceptional opportunity to shape and develop an effective financial strategy for the firm. Reporting into the Managing Partner you will provide leadership and guidance to ensure the department provides a first class, proactive service to the firm which adds genuine value and develops the finance team, building a quality and client-focused service delivery. The CFO will be the lead on the development and delivery of the finance departmental plan to ensure alignment with the firm’s strategic objectives. The main day to day duties include providing leadership and guidance, working closely with your direct reports and departmental managers regarding business planning, financial operations, management information & reporting and partnership accounting.

This role requires the ability to influence key business strategies and initiatives and be able to take a strategic view of the business and impact on Finance to improve and deliver a proactive service. Strong commercial awareness is key with experience in understanding complex and diverse business requirements. You must be service oriented with experience of stakeholder management and the potential to establish a reputation as the firm’s key finance business partner. The role requires someone who is used to working at a Director / Board level in a corporate professional services environment, has a track record of instigating positive change and transformation and is able to provide leadership and mentoring to both direct and indirect reports.

Martyn Draper at Totum is handling this role on an exclusive and retained basis on behalf of Burges Salmon. Please contact [email protected] Any third party and direct applications will be managed by Totum on Burges Salmon’s behalf.

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Job Details

Job Ref: 893827
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – Regions
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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