Senior Finance Manager
Totum are currently working with one of the UK's premier law firms in its search for a Senior Finance Manager. With three direct reports from other managers and a reporting line into a member of the senior finance management team, this is an opportunity for a qualified accountant to join a multi-award winning business in Bristol in a leadership role. Taking the lead on finance systems, financial planning and analysis, as well as providing financial support to Business Service heads and key projects, this role is responsible for the delivery of insightful analysis of firmwide trends, recommendation of mitigating actions for any adverse areas to budget and supporting implementation.
Some of the key responsibilities for the role include; taking ownership of the month end close timetable and reporting process; overseeing the firmwide annual budget and planning process as well as the quarterly/monthly forecast process; monitoring the daily & monthly Performance Reporting output; driving the content and production of the quarterly and annual Partner meeting reporting slide pack and other ad-hoc presentations; and the continuous develop and improvement of weekly/monthly reporting and analysis against key performance KPIs. The Senior Finance Manager will create a robust challenging and review process to ensure the highest integrity of close process, financial statements and budgets is in place as well as oversee the core finance systems, supporting the Finance Systems Manager to ensuring they are aligned to the needs of the business and appropriate controls are in place. With input from relevant stakeholders the role holder will lead the further development of the monthly International Reporting Suite and quarterly International Board reports.
Applicants should be qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or international equivalent) accountants with demonstrable leadership experience in an international business. Strong systems and FP&A know-how are key to this role and although these don't need to have been gained in a law firm, an equivalent professional or business services environment would be preferable. Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management experience are must have's.
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