Our client is a legal multi talented firm based in Manchester. They are seeking an experienced Finance Director to take responsibility of the finance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the Group monthly management accounts for local management purposes
  • Preparation of consolidated monthly accounts for the firm and other companies under their umbrella
  • Review of reconciliations for all Group bank accounts
  • Preparation of financial services returns
  • Co-ordination of the payment of expenses
  • Co-ordination, preparation and review of all necessary internal and external financial reports
  • Liaise with auditors for yearend accounts
  • Working capital and cash management
  • Responsibility for administering monthly payroll process
  • Dealing with any ad-hoc financial matters/reporting as they arise
  • Reporting to and liaising with the Board by providing Strategic and Commercial support

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Likely to be educated to undergraduate level or above
  • Essential to have obtained a relevant professional qualification, e.g. Chartered Accountant
  • Likely to have at least 5 years post-qualification experience, with at least 2 in a similar role
  • Advantageous, but not essential, to have prior experience of a professional legal service environment

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills with both staff and external contacts
  • Strong technical knowledge of all aspects of financial and management accounting
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Methodical, thorough and attentive to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS office (preferably advanced Excel knowledge)
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity on both an individual and  corporate basis
  • Strong personality with systematic approach to work

For more information on this role, please email Gabriella@acs-recruitment.co.uk