Totum are delighted to be working with one of the globe's largest and most successful offshore law firms in its search for a Chief Financial Officer to be based in Bermuda. Reporting into the COO and working cross functionally with the Global Management Team, this role leads the global accounts team of c. 40 staff and has overall responsibility for the the financial strategy and operations, ensuring that strategic planning and decision making are supported by rigorous analysis, with the firm's budgets and other financial targets being met and exceeded.

The CFO is accountable for the financial visibility to the board, managing and reporting the financial goals and the identification and implementation of efficiencies across the firm. The role contributes directly to the health and success of the firm, collaborating closely with the Finance Leaders in each jurisdiction to identify, develop and drive forward financial strategies. With the COO, the CFO will set realistic targets within the firm's objectives and business plan. The CFO will also develop both financial and non-financial KPI's linked to the firm's long-term goals and objectives, giving help and guidance when necessary in order for those goals to become achievable. The successful applicant will develop relationships around the global network to ensure feedback on process performance is delivered quickly and candidly. The CFO will provide coaching and mentoring to members of the finance team when required and look for and implement training requirements for the team. The role-holder will maintain the banking and credit relationships for the firm.

Applicants should hold an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification with demonstrable experience of working at a senior management level. A thorough understanding of accounting fundamentals and financial metrics and the ability to be able to break these down and explain them to non-accounting colleagues is a key requirement, as is a diplomatic, collaborative approach to working with senior management. Previous experience of working in a senior finance management role within a partnership environment will be an obvious advantage, particularly in a law firm.

Job Details

Job Ref: 894417
Hours: Full Time
Location: The Americas
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive


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