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Financial Controller

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford
Industry:
Finance
Salary: £60,000
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH16289JH_1506672745
Contact Name: Denis OSullivan
Contact Email: dosullivan@ashdowngroup.com
Job Published: 23 days ago

A well-established law firm based in Surrey are embarking on an ambitious growth plan, so have enlisted The Ashdown group to find a Financial Controller with extensive experience within a legal environment, to lead and build their new finance department.

In this role of significant responsibility you will report directly to the CEO of the company and will be responsible for all aspects of the finance function. The priorities in this position will include - building the team, and implementing the necessary processes required to support the organisation's ambitious growth plan. You will also ensure a high level of integrity and efficiency across the finance function and provide commercial support to the CEO and the executive team.

*For this role it is essential that you have legal experience and knowledge of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulations*

The main responsibilities for this role will include - recruiting, building and leading a high calibre finance team, preparing an annual budget and regularly updated forecasts, ensuring compliance with SRA requirements including reporting and audits whilst also overseeing the payroll process, submitting VAT and HMRC returns and preparing statutory accounts and meeting audit requirements.

To be considered for this role you MUST have the following experience:

* Fully qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA
* Clear senior management experience within the finance function of a law firm
* A thorough knowledge of SAR requirements

This is a fantastic opportunity for those senior finance managers looking for a challenge; you will be joining a fast growing organisation, which rewards hard work and you will lead from the front. You will be given full responsibility to build a highly skilled and efficient finance team and implement all processes and structures required to assist in the company's continued growth.