Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Up to £70,000 plus benefits
Contact Name: Andrew Setchell
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 22, 2018 12:06

Job Description

An independent and entrepreneurial law firm based in the City of London, is looking to secure a Financial Controller for a newly created position.

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will have responsibility for the Finance Team, producing timely and accurate monthly management information together with quarterly and annual statutory accounts.

Duties include

  • Reviewing and preparing the monthly management accounts to include P&L, balance sheet and cash flows with all the necessary control account reconciliations;
  • Supporting in the production of the quarterly, half yearly and annual statutory accounts;
  • Responsible for the detailed Budgeting and forecasting required by the business to include P&L, balance sheet and cash flow;
  • Managing tax compliance and payments;
  • Implementing and ensuring adherence to internal control procedures and processes;
  • Producing reporting timetables and communicating and co-ordinating those timetables with all relevant staff upon approval from the FD.

Skills and Competencies

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant with at least four to five year’s post qualified experience ideally in preparing consolidated financial accounts in accordance with IFRS.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a working knowledge of the professional services sector in the use of WIP and time recording systems (desired but not required);
  • Are highly numerate and have excellent analytical and data management and manipulation skills (ideally with a good level of MS Excel capability) as well as having interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and will demonstrate credibility when liaising with senior managerial and other staff;
  • Have an internal control and process-driven mind-set, where you are inquisitive enough to be keen to make improvements and changes;
  • Have outstanding attention to detail and verbal and written communication skills;
  • Can convey complex finance information to non-finance managers;
  • Have a friendly, outgoing, and social personality and be able to adapt readily and respond constructively to change.