Role details

Finance Director

Southampton   •   £90,000 - £110,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Growing legal firm in Southampton
  • FD role with M&A mandate

About Our Client

Based in Southampton, the firm have strong growth plans and the new Finance Director will play a key role in delivering that growth both via acquisitions and organically.

Job Description

The successful candidate will work closely with both the Managing Partner and Ops Director. You will oversee a Finance team, led by a Financial Controller, and will be expected to add value strategically, commercially and operationally as the firm looks to realise its potential.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Leading annual budgeting and forecasting
  • Compiling the mid-year reforecast and presenting the results to the Managing Partner and Partners
  • Short and long-term business planning at firm-wide, division and team levels
  • Giving input to the client development team in relation to pitches and tenders
  • Providing detailed analyses for partners and practice groups on a weekly/monthly basis, as well as a monthly synopsis of the financial performance of the firm as required
  • Providing training for groups of fee earners. Recommending improvements in efficiencies and practices
  • Liaising with auditors in relation to the annual SRA Accounts Rules audit work
  • Acting as the main point of contact in relation to treasury and tax, financial systems and financial infrastructure
  • Working with partners, head of department and others to encourage best practice in relation to accounting and profitability, pricing and matter management

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will working in a similar capacity on a legal or professional services business. We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with demonstrable leadership experience and previous involvment in M&A activity.

What's on Offer

Six figure package on offer.

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