Slater and Gordon are a leading consumer law firm which provides a broad range of specialist legal and complementary services. We are undergoing a huge transformation across all areas of the business, with a focus on people and technology, and our mission is to give people easier access to our world class legal services. We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join our team in Manchester, The role is a pure business partnering role, you will be focussing on working with the business on key projects and strategic initiatives on its 3 year plan. You will work closely with Finance and the operational/commercial teams, but spend most of your time outside of Finance, influencing, challenging and supporting the wider business.
Build relationships with all Business Heads and Directors, helping them deliver on their cost targets and helping them find ways to become more efficient Build relationships with Operations Managers/Directors, helping to improve processes to improve cash collection, reduce write offs and reduce risk, plus support negotiations with key suppliers Own business cases for major investment projects e.g new systems, or property moves. Build relationships with Heads of Practices, supporting on optimisation of Fee Earner resource, Pricing, and other performance mgmt. Provide support on longer term strategy formation with Exec Team
Qualified accountant is essential (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) Proven ability to influence and challenge effectively Microsoft Excel (advanced) level Excellent analytical skills Excellent team leadership skills Knowledge of a law firm (preferred but not essential) Setting realistic deadlines and putting contingency plans in place if they are likely to miss deadline. Organises and prioritises workload appropriately
What we offer in return: We offer a hybrid working environment, alongside a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday allowance plus the option to purchase an extra 5 days, pension scheme, health cash plan, life assurance and income protection insurance. The opportunity to develop a rewarding and successful career with an award- winning law firm.