Financial Controller

Service Area:
Business Services
United Kingdom
Salary Details:
About The Role

To support the CFO in managing the Financial Administration of the firm.

Main Responsibilities

  • Management of the Financial Accounting Team


  • Provision of technical financial advice to the business with particular reference to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR), VAT, PAYE, Corporation Tax, CT61


  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory and tax rules across the business


  • Preparation of all Financial Accounts including submission to companies house and iXBRL tagging


  • Ensuring the integrity of the general ledger with overall responsibility for journal entry, interfaces, account reconciliations, month end and year end


  • Reviewing and assessing internal financial procedures/controls to ensure compliance with all regulatory and internal guidelines


  • Ownership of Financial policies and accounting policies


  • Ownership and submission of tax returns including (but not limited to) VAT Returns, PAYE, CT61, Corporation Tax or equivalent for foreign entities


  • Liaison with tax authorities (eg HMRC) as required


  • Liaison with the Firm’s bankers


  • Liaison with Auditors


  • Cash flow monitoring and forecasting


  • WIP calculation and write off


  • Supporting the Finance Business Partner Team with relevant accounting information and insight


  • Supporting the Operations team around debt position and collections


  • Ensuring an efficient payroll operation, ensuring employees are paid correctly and on time


  • Ensuring an efficient expenses operation and ensuring employees are paid correctly


  • And such ad hoc reports/duties as may be required from time to time

Personal Specification

Person Specification

  • Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Proven Management, Leadership and Mentoring Experience
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Good communicator and strong inter-personal skills
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail

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