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Reference - 49176
Location - Warwickshire
Salary - £50,000
Job type - Permanent

A long-established law firm, 53 employees and 6 partners, based in Warwickshire is looking for a Financial Controller to provide structure to the internal financial reporting function and to oversee all things financial.

As well as responsibility for the day to day accounts and finance function, this role requires you to undertake a strategic role and be part of the decision-making process for the future development and growth of the Firm, so this is a key strategic board level position.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Diligent leadership of the Finance / Legal Accounts Team
• Preparation of monthly management accounts and other internal reports
• Helping to develop and implement the practice’s strategy and business plans
• Provide financial and commercial advice to the Management Board
• Liaise and manage the relationship with external Accountants, Banks, Indemnity Insurers and Financial Advisers
• Ensure the Firm’s Compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct and the Solicitors Accounts rules and be the Firm’s COFA

The successful applicant will be a confident qualified accountant who has:

• Excellent interpersonal skills and a flexible hands on approach
• A strong work ethic
• Strong attention to detail
• Experience of working a £3.3m t/o environment

Previous experience of working in a legal practice along with new accounts system implementation would be an advantage, but is not essential.

FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer, and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.

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