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Head of Financial Accounts - Law Firm

Employer
Clear IT Recruitment
Location
Padiham, Burnley, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is seeking an experienced Head of Financial Accounts to join their team in Blackburn, Lancashire

Main purposes of role

To be responsible for the accounts function of the firm, including legal cashier and bookkeeper of Company accounts.

• Proactively manage the accounts function with the support of the accounts assistant and Directors.
• Liaise with colleagues to support our clients and suppliers as necessary and act as an effective ambassador for the firm.

Personal Specification

• Higher level Accounting Qualification AAT Level 3 or relevant experience.
• Financial/Accounting skills e.g. monitoring cash flow, reconciliation, credit management etc.
• Use of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc. Sage.
• Knowledge of Xero accounting system desirable
• Ability to work on own initiative, managing high volumes and completing workloads.
• Flexible, innovative approach.
• Payroll Processing experience
• Knowledge and understanding of GDPR and Equality Standards
• Up to date with MLRO regulations

Desirable Experience/Qualities

• Business/Management/Supervisory qualification(s).
• Sound working knowledge of SRA/SAR and HMRC requirements and resolving issues.
• Experience of liaison with company Accountants, Auditors and Assessors.
• Experience of use and development of legal case management systems.
• Experience of financial risk management within a legal environment.
• Knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Regulations (SAR)
• Budget monitoring and cost reduction planning.
• Understanding of legal sector financial management.
• SRA Code of Conduct and SRA Accounts Rules
• Previous experience of working in a law firm
• Previous experience with Proclaim case management software

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly.

If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful

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