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Head of Finance

Title Head of Finance
Categories Accounting and Auditing
Job No. 2047
Salary DOE
Job Information

The controller position is accountable for the accounting operations and management of the finance team. This includes the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results. The incumbent will work closely with all levels of staff and provide financial support to the firm.

Management

  • All aspect of day-to-day operations of finance team
  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, WIP, banking activities, financial accounting and Payroll
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

Transactions

  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are reviewed
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Liaise with external auditors

Reporting

  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent)

Experience

  • 8+ years PQE in finance/audit or similar
  • 5 years management experience in law firm with full FC responsibilities
  • Previous experience leading a professional services/ law firm finance team
  • 3 years experience using Elite
  • 3 years experience in Billing and collections
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Law firm/financial services experience essential
  • Person needs to be enthusiastic, committed, ambitious and good with deadlines

Skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to deliver on tight timescales
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Ability to implement effective change in a finance function
  • Good understanding of FATCA would be desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy skills
Job Type permanent
Apply to Email vanessa@baraud.com