Totum are delighted to be working with a top ten UK law firm in it’s search for a Senior Finance Manager. This is a new role supporting a newly created practice group that the firm have very ambitious growth plans for and requires someone who is competent in financial accounting as well as able to give commercial advice and guidance to the fee earning community up to and including the practice group heads. Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance with an Analyst reporting into it, this is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant to join a particularly exciting division of a growing business.

Key responsibilities include the overall responsibility for the reporting, analysis and commentary of the practice group’s financial performance both in management meetings and for inclusion in practice group management meetings; leading monthly financial performance review meetings with the practice group head and management team; responsibility for leading and co-ordinating practice group budgeting, planning and forecasting as well as contributing to target setting; proactively identifying areas of under or over performance in the businesses within the group, seeking to understand the drivers for these and making recommendations; providing senior level commercial finance support to the practice group head, including support on new business case development, pitch support and recruitment proposals. This is expected to be a high growth area of the business and so an ability to support profitable growth and ensure a good understanding of the opportunities and risks within the business is important. The Senior Finance Manager will ensure there is awareness within the practice group of potential statutory, regulatory and tax issues and obtain support on these from the appropriate specialists within the firm as needed. A good understanding of the financial control and statutory reporting environment for the business is required, including supporting the appropriate legal entity recharges and signing off on the content of the statutory accounts of the different legal entities within the practice group. The role is part of the Finance Extended Leadership team and will participate in the management and leadership of the wider finance team.

Applicants should be qualified accountants (ACA, CIMA, ACCA), ideally with a background in either professional or financial services. Demonstrable experience of working in a finance business partnering role to senior stakeholders as well as being able to produce statutory reports need to be shown on CVs. This is a fast growth division and will require someone with the flexibility and versatility required in that kind of environment.

Job Details

Job Ref: 894391
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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