Totum are delighted to be working with one of the City’s most ambitious mid-tier law firms in its search for a Head of Finance to join in a newly created position. Reporting directly into the Chief Operating Officer and holding overall responsibility for the finance function, the successful individual will have an open mandate to help to modernise and improve the finance function.

Working with an experienced team the successful applicant will oversee the smooth running of the department including all transactional processes. Maintaining good financial discipline, this role is responsible for the financial controls environment, working capital and cashflow management and expenditure controls.   It will support statutory and management reporting, tax and related compliance, and support the business with the provision of timely, accurate and relevant management information.  It is closely involved in the business planning cycle and in the delivery of annual budgets as well as forecasts and medium-term strategic planning. Applicants should be commercially aware and be able to support partners and lawyers with matter resource planning, pricing, service delivery and profitability analysis. 

As well as technically The position requires a natural communicator to collaborate with colleagues across the legal departments and other professional support functions as well as an experienced people manager with the skills to develop the talent within the finance department and beyond. The exceptional communication skills required include having the ability to translate complex financial issues and concepts into workable solutions, free from jargon and ultimately accessible to non-finance professionals. Applicants should be qualified accountants (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with a proven track record of leading finance functions, preferably in a law firm or similar professional services partnership environment.

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Job Details

Job Ref: 893914
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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