Finance Director

Ringrose Law
Boston, Lincolnshire
£45,000 to £60,000
09 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Head Of
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

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An exciting opportunity to join the senior management team of an established respected professional services legal partnership.

Candidate Profile

A hands-on self-starter with professional/service industry background and experience. A team leader with a proven skill set of managing and mentoring . Experienced and confident in dealing with banks, other lending institutions, and supplier contract renewals. Experience of operating in multi-ownership/multi-site structures would be advantageous.

The Role

  • Manage relationships with all external financial institutions
  • Contribute to the strategic decisions within the organisation as part of the Management Board
  • Generate new financial reports to support operational efficiencies
  • Deliver on-going training and tuition to senior staff members on Financial Management and Excel skills
  • Lead the renewal of contracts demonstrating good negotiation skills
  • Manage a team of 5 Accounts staff, 2 Costing staff and 4 IT staff.
  • Support the IT team to develop the IT strategy for the organisation
  • Work with the Company’s Accountants to ensure tax compliance
  • Generate and regularly review all accounting procedures and systems.
  • Preparation and monitoring of:
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Monthly financial reports and meaningful board reporting with analytics.  
  • Annual budget cycle including 3-year high level plans

The Candidate Essential Skills

  • Be qualified to CIMA / ACCA / ACA level
  • Highly articulate in MS Office including preferred expert level in Excel
  • Ability to produce management accounts from trial balance information and statutory accounts up to pre-audit level.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong team focus
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to embrace change.
  • An ability to work accurately to tight timescales.
  • Good decision-making ability and self-confidence.

Additional Preferable Skills

  • Knowledge of Eclipse Proclaim software.
  • IT project experience or an IT business analysis qualification
  • Has delivered within a change management project
  • Ability (if not known) to assimilate Solicitor’s Accounts rules

Consideration will be given to a current Financial Controller seeking to aspire to a position with more responsibility.