Financial Controller - Central London

Consultant
Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
14 Sep 2022
Work Type
Full Time
Start
When available
2491
Permanent
Legal
£60k - £80k depending on experience

Our client, a British full-service law firm based in the City of London are looking for a new Financial Controller to lead their Finance Department.

The role is for an ambitious Financial Controller who would be capable of growing into the FD role in 2 years' time.

On offer is a salary of £60k - £80k depending on experience plus benefits.

  • 10% of salary bonus if budgeted income figure reached
  • 5% company pension
  • Private medical
  • Life Cover
  • Flexible arrival & leaving office times
  • 3 days a week in office currently
  • 25 days’ (rising to 30 depending on length of service) holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Cycle racks, shower rooms, kitchen facilities


  • Responsibility for managing the team of two Accounts Assistants and Office Manager
  • Oversight of invoicing and purchase ledger entries
  • Authorisation of bank payments and setting up
  • Management/strategy meetings
  • Monthly reconciliations of control accounts including Client Account
  • Compliance with SRA accounts rule, including regular client balance reviews and recording of breaches
  • Treasury management of cash reserves
  • Liaising with external auditors for the annual SRA accounts audit
  • Production of monthly management accounts for main trading and separate PLC holding companies
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Occasional preparation of numbers for statistical purposes, including ONS surveys
  • Company secretarial matters including minuting and payment of dividends and filing returns with Companies House
  • Preparation of payroll information for payroll bureau, including onboarding and off-boarding procedures, and uploading of monthly pension contributions
  • Preparation of P11d and calculation of tax due
  • Annual preparation of Share Option return
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Liaising with external accountants for year end accounts and Corporation tax
  • Preparation of information for insurance renewals, including PII
  • Liaising with benefits consultants for renewal of PMI and life insurance policies
  • Other ad hoc duties as required


  • Previous experience within Legal would be desirable as you will need to be in the know of the specific Solicitors Regulation Authority Accounts Rules for solicitors.
  • Qualifications preferred: ACA/FCA/ACCA/FCCA
  • Experience at FC level in a similar position


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Role: Financial Controller
Location: Central London
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