Financial Controller

ACS are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller for a solicitors firm on Merseyside.

Successful candidate must have the ability to draft monthly management information and finance reports for Partners.

Duties included but not limited to:

  • Produce detailed monthly/yearly senior management reports.
  • Produce and analyse P&L
  • Trial Balance
  • Balance sheets
  • Budgets
  • Ability to complete monthly payroll duties using SAGE including all aspects of the annual payroll return.
  • Ability to monitor daily and projected cashflow forecast.
  • Ability to assess all business costs and recommend appropriate savings.
  • Experience of managing relationship with accountants and bank.
  • Ability to work with department heads in relation to profit projection, cost projection and all other ancillary financial matters.
  • Reconciliations on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis
  • Produce KPI’s
  • Experience of the revision and implementation of credit control policies.
  • The ability to provide training in relation to financial matters to department heads and fee earners.
  • Ideally a good knowledge of the financial aspects of legal aid billing and LSC rules.
  • Ideally experience with working with Norwel Accounts.
  • A dynamic and committed approach.
  • A robust approach to financial discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to form good relationships with customers and colleagues and to work as part of an effective team.
  • Experience of managing a finance team.
  • A comprehensive understanding of cutting edge IT systems and the ways in which to maximise IT to increase efficiency within a finance team.
  • Full knowledge of all compliance issues and responsibility for establishing process and practices to ensure compliance with Solicitors Account Rules.
  • Well organised, with a clear and professional manner.
  • Well presented, punctual, confident, and self-motivated.
  • Flexible in your working approach with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.

Full time permanent position.

Salary £30-35,000

For more information on this role, please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk