Financial Controller

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Financial Controller


9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Working week:

Monday - Friday



Purpose of job:

The Financial Controller will play a leading and pivotal role in the day-to-day operational management of the finance team, with a focus on process and controls improvement. The individual will work closely with the Head of Finance to drive a number of automation projects forward, as well leading and managing a large team of individuals. The successful individual will show excellent technical expertise, stakeholder/ client management skills, commercial awareness as well as strong leadership capabilities. 

Specific duties will include:

Financial Control

  • Overseeing the production of the firm’s management reporting as well as the annual and quarterly financial reports and statements
  • Lead the annual audit process, including preparation of audit committee papers and liaising with external auditors
  • Work with the Head of Finance on the production of the budget and reforecast
  • Ensure the firm is fully compliant with all regulatory requirements, include overseeing the annual SRA audit
  • Take an active role in revenue and credit control management to improve upon the current lockup performance of the firm
  • Cash flow management and regularly oversight and control of the firm’s banking facilities, relationships and systems
  • Maintaining the integrity of the firm’s balance sheet
  • Being the contact point for the department’s complaints, queries and ad-hoc business analysis requests
  • Release office and client account transactions

Partnership Accounting and taxation matters

  • Reviewing the partner accounts and reviewing their annual circulation
  • Support the Partnership Accountant with the handling of the partner tax reserves and cessation accounting and handling of the LLP's tax computation
  • Review partners’ capital requirements for existing and new partners
  • Review partners’ drawings and distributions
  • Review of the quarterly VAT return

Managing the team

  • To provide leadership, encouragement and management to all members of the team and act as a coach and facilitator
  • Train the team on policies, procedures and service delivery standards
  • Monitor individual workflow and capacity and ensure team members have appropriate work load in line with their capability
  • Conduct performance appraisals and provide regular feedback
  • Raise performance issues with the Head of Finance and Human Resources Department as appropriate
  • Monitor and approve requests for annual leave
  • Deal with performance management issues including attendance, timekeeping and return to work meetings
  • Identify training and development needs within the team and discuss progression opportunities with individuals
  • Motivate and encourage, create and implement team incentives
  • Work with the Head of Finance and Human Resources Department with regards to recruitment for the team, to include identifying recruitment needs, liaising with the Senior Recruitment Manager, shortlisting applications, conducting interviews and evaluating candidates.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application form.
For further information about this position please contact, in confidence, Molly MacKenzie-Williams (Recruitment Assistant) at

No agencies please

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