Head of Accounts

Job Title: Head of Accounts Department
Reports to: Nominated Supervisor
Secondary Support: Equity Partners

Job Role:
To run the Accounts Department and to oversee delivery of a Financial Risk Management framework, ensuring the efficient operation of all financial and accounting functions.

Main Duties:
• Establish a framework for developing and agreeing the annual budgets and financial plan aligned to the Firm’s strategic vision
• Principle financial advisor to the Equity Partners
• Manage relationship with the Firm’s External Accountants
• Establish and oversee a framework of Financial Control and Management Reporting, so to provide financial assurance to HMRC, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society and the other stakeholder who form part of the Firm’s regulatory framework, MLRO
• Manage and oversee delivery of the Firm’s accounting functions
• Detailed knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules, Vat Rules, etc.
• Establish a framework for safeguarding the Firm against fraud and ensure financial control and probity
• Oversee development and maintenance of the Firm’s financial systems
• Provide effective leadership and management to the accounting team

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIMA or equivalent); or Post Graduate Qualification in Business or Management
• 4 years of experience at Senior levels in Legal Accounts Department at Law practices
• Understanding of the Regulatory framework within which Legal Practices operate
• Experience of developing and establishing controls for managing risk, compliance and corporate governance
• In-depth understanding of funding and equity share financing arrangements applicable to limited companies
• Proven experience of leading teams and developing positive organisational cultures

Skills and Behaviours
• Demonstrable strong communication skills
• Highly numerate and strong analytical ability
• Ability to motivate individuals and lead teams
• Ability to priorities
• Can work independently and manage relationships
• Demonstrable commercial awareness
• Ability to broker commercial relationships resulting in advantageous business deals
• Must act with probity and integrity

Salary: up to £30K depending on experience Hours: 9.00 to 5.00pm

Job Summary

Job Title Head of Accounts
Location Amersham
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30k
Last Updated 28/06/2019
Reference SF45926
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