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Added on:
10 Aug 2015
Contract type:
Full Time
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Job Description

Our client is a leading and well recognised boutique Law firm. They have an office based in the City of London which has grown significantly in recent years and continually expanding.

The firm has an open, friendly atmosphere with a good work life balance.

The Finance Manager role is a permanent position, overseeing all the finance functions for the assigned offices, supervising the Finance Assistant. This position will report to the Practice Manager and Partners of the firm.

Duties involved:

• Manage the finance team and assist the Practice Manager by providing accurate and timely information
• Ensure that all financial transactions are correctly administered and monitored.
• Ensure that appropriate financial controls are adhered too
• Post monthly accruals and prepayments
• Maintain the fixed asset register
• Reconciliation of VAT control accounts and preparation of input and output schedules
• Check and reconcile month end reports and run month end processes
• Prepare draft Management Accounts
• Process Partners drawings and profit share distributions
• Handle monthly E-billing
• Hold quarterly meetings with Fee Earner; dealing with WIP, write off’ s and clearing client accounts
• Assist with IT queries and keep the Practice Manager informed of any requirements
• Supervise the annual audit
• Liaise with the external subcontractors and accountants to provide information and resolve issues
• Work beyond scheduled hours as necessary, in particular at month end and year end
• Supervise annual audit and resolve queries.
• Be able to cover all aspects of the role of the Finance Assistant during absences and in times of business.
• Provide ad-hoc IT support and liaise effectively with the IT provider to ensure all issues are resolved in a timely manner.
• Set up workstations for new joiners and provide relevant training on financial aspects of the practice management system.
• Relocation of IT equipment as required.
• Monitor and maintain IT equipment inventory and keep the Practice Manager informed of any requirements.
• Archive Finance documentation and send offsite on completion of annual audit.
• Assist the MTG facilities team with building related issues to ensure all problems are resolved in a timely manner and with the minimum inconvenience to MTG personnel.

Personality and skills required:

• Advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and methods
• Advanced proficiency in windows and web-based accounting programs (Partner for Windows preferred)
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite programs, especially Microsoft Excel
• Advanced knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules 1998.
• Demonstrate integrity, accountability, respect and commitment to the Firm
• Demonstrate excellence in managing all functions of the job
• Apply the knowledge and skills required to perform at the highest level
• Demonstrate best practices in professional relationships
• Focus on job execution and achieving results.

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