Financial Controller

£80000 - £89999 per annum
City of London

Job description

Morgan Hunt are working in partnership with a global top 50 London law firm who are seeking a qualified Financial Controller to join their well-established legal finance team.

The firm, who have been well established in the sector for over 50 years are well known for their commitment to providing legal excellence, client care and investment in its people. With a truly global presence, the firm operate globally with offices in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Culturally, the legal finance team represent a mature, specialised and inclusive environment for established legal finance professionals to continually develop and progress within their careers.

Reporting into the Finance Director, the Financial Controller will provide hands on accounting support to the firm globally from their London office. The Financial Controller will have a particular focus on the production of firm wide management and statutory accounts, liaison with auditors and tax advisers and assistance with many commercial accounting elements of the global finance teams work.

The Financial Controllers key activities and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Financial Reporting
  1. Drafting UK GAAP financial statements for the Global LLP and UK subsidiaries as well as drafting IFRS financial statements for the Middle East offices.
  2. Production of year end accounting schedules and consolidation worksheets.
  • Management Accounting
  1. Preparing the Global Management Accounts pack and providing commentary
  2. Maintaining and reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations globally.
  • Financial Control
  1. Oversight of the cashiering function - reviewing and approving client and office account payments.
  2. The continuous review and improvement of internal systems and controls to improve efficiency and promote a 'better way of working'.

The successful Financial Controller will:

  • Be fully qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, ICAEW)
  • Have 5 years' experience within an accounting role within the legal sector for an international law firm.
  • Be highly credible with the ability to communicate, present and engage with all audiences ranging from National Managing Partners to Business Services Professionals.
  • Have experience of hands on preparation of both management and statutory accounts on an international platform.
  • Have strong consultancy and influencing skills with an influential, persuasive and articulate approach.
  • Good knowledge of legal practice management systems
  • A proven problem-solving approach coupled with a hands on a results orientated demeanour

This is a superb opportunity for an articulate and self-motivated qualified accountant to embed themselves into a Financial Controller role within a well-established and award winning international law firm who promote a culture highly praised within the legal sector.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Sam Vorley
Managing Consultant
Finance Team
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