Commercial Finance Director
Totum is delighted to be working with one of the City's most innovative law firms in its search for a Commercial Finance Director. Reporting into the EMEA CFO and with direct access to the Managing and Senior Partners, the role is accountable for all aspects of the firm's commercial performance.
Leading a well-respected team of over 50 staff to support the senior leadership team and the wider partners group, the role holder will have responsibility for driving improvements in all aspects of commercial performance including pricing, leverage and working capital as well as business cases for strategic lateral hires and acquisitions in support of the firm's strategic ambitions. Working as a key member of the Finance Leadership team, the Commercial Finance Director will be responsible for leading a global team of 50 across a range of disciplines from working capital management and business performance to profitability, strategic decisions and investments. It is accountable for supporting the Senior Leadership team on all aspects of in-year commercial performance, preparation of and evaluation of strategic investments/acquisitions, the annual budget, and for driving the Financial three-year strategic plan. With a concentration of people in the UK, Middle East, Asia and other European locations this is a critical role operating at the heart of the business.
Applicants should be qualified accountants with measurable success of working in senior-level managerial roles within a corporate professional services environment. As well as excellent technical accounting expertise, the role requires excellent communication and senior stakeholder management skills as well as demonstrable managerial ability.
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