Role details

Finance Manager

Manchester   •   £55,000 - £70,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • A exciting opporunity to join a highly acquisitive and growing law firm
  • A Finance Manager with both team and senior stakeholder management experience

About Our Client

A truly entrepreneurial and global law firm, always seeking new opportunities and setting new standards in client service. We are experienced in high-profile; multi-jurisdictional work and have a resolute focus on our core sectors: Insurance & Reinsurance; Casualty & Healthcare; Aviation; Shipping; Trade; Energy; Infrastructure; and Professional Practices. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 41 offices and associated offices in six continents, we are a full service law firm with an unrivalled reputation and unmatched expertise in many areas. With nearly 350 lawyers and staff, Manchester is an integral part of our UK network and has a deserved reputation as a market leading legal practice. We are highly innovative and passionate about working in partnership with our clients.

Job Description

As Finance Manager, based in Manchester, you main areas of responsibility will include:

Business partnering:

* Identify key issues by partner and group and agree action plans to tackle these

* Regular one to one meetings with partners to discuss results and progress against plans

* Monthly review of spend against budget with support teams

Team management:

* Manage, motivate, develop and performance manage local finance team

* Set objectives and undertake annual appraisals

* Input to finance team pay review

Working capital management:

* Close working relationship with UK Working Capital Manager

* Deliver annual fees budget

* Oversee management of unbilled WIP


* Ensure month end accounting entries are made and books closed

* Support London finance team in preparation of annual budget, leading partner negotiations

* Awareness and oversight of client money and compliance with solicitors' account rules

Liaison with UK finance and operations teams:

* Monthly visit to London office and as required - meet with UK Head of Finance and finance team

* Work alongside Head of Chain Management and Operations Manager on projects and day to day basis

* Develop close working relationship with Finance Partner

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be possess:

* Flexibility to grow the role with business growth and welcoming of change

* Ability to be robust and challenging in dealing with partner group

* Demonstrate sufficient impact to drive change and influence behaviour

* Collegiate approach in dealing with wider UK finance team

* Confident communicator with strong team leadership skills

The Finance Manager will be able to exercise leadership within the finance management team, while maintaining responsibility for specific line management functions within the finance department as outlined below.

What's on Offer

£55-70k + package

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