Head of Finance

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£70,000 per annum
29 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Finance


£70,000- £85,000

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Finance in large Commercial Law firm with an outstanding reputation based in their Birmingham office.

My client is an ambitious, creative and outstanding law firm delivering a broad range of specialist legal services.
They are looking for a Head of Finance to join our Birmingham-based Finance team, part of the firm's Business Operations group. The successful head of finance will oversee all client focussed processes and provide leadership to the managers of a legal cashiering team, a credit control function and an SRA compliance team.

Key duties involve:
* Improving processes in order that they are designed and performed as efficiently as possible
* Review processes and educate all stakeholders to ensure the firm is acting within the Solicitors Accounts Rules in the way it deals with financial transactions, to achieve unqualified SRA audits
* Play a key role in the expected transformation to a new PMS and finance system
* Drive improvement in 'lock up' relating to client debt

Requirements involves experience of a legal cashiering environment - Essential. Exposure to credit control is desirable but not a pre-requisite. Excellent systems awareness and IT literacy and strong financial background with solid understanding of how the legal cashiering transactions and credit control functions interact with the rest of the finance function and the wider business.

Apply now for immediate consideration.

Please contact Emily Flewitt, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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