Financial Controller

Ambition Europe Limited
11 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
A global law firm is looking for a fully qualified Financial Controller taking on a very hands on managemement role with a large focus on managing the Partnership Accounting team.

This is a hybrid role and the firms does not need someone from a pure partnership accounting background, but they do want a senior legal finance professional, who is qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA, who has experience leading/ managing a team.

Key responsibilities: -
  • Cultivate robust procedures to guarantee that all balance sheets are correctly reconciled
  • To assist with settlement of past years' accounts including quarterly and annual Partner accounts
  • Communicate with various members of the team to discuss issues between central and local office books
  • Deal with matters concerning reconciliation of overseas office tax reserves
  • Work alongside the tax department to verify expenditure
  • Ensure that the offices have charged non-tax deductible amounts and reconcile the amount
  • To help with the calculation of Partners' quarterly distribution, question and resolve any anomalies concerning these distributions
  • Assist with reconciliation of accounts in UK ledgers

Key requirements: -
  • Must be a qualified accountant and have experience working in a law firm.
  • Strong people / management skills (managing a team of 11 people)
  • Proven experience in a professional and busy finance environment
  • Knowledge of partnership accounts/ tax.

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