Chief Financial Officer

Sector:Legal
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£130,000 per annum
Town/City:Central London
County:Greater London
Job ref:39465
Post Date:08. 07. 2024
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About the Role

Our client is a prominent player in the UK legal sector, known for their dedication to delivering exceptional legal services and innovative solutions. They are currently seeking a strategic and dynamic CFO to join their executive team based in Central London and drive financial excellence.

Role Overview:

As the CFO, you will be an integral member of the leadership team, responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company. You will play a crucial role in shaping the financial strategy, driving sustainable growth, and ensuring the fiscal health of the organisation. This position requires a forward-thinking leader with a strong background in the legal sector, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to navigate complex financial landscapes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a corporate strategy and annual business plan to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Liaise with investors and be central to fundraising plans.
  • Manage the finance team efficiently and aid in their development.
  • Work with the CEO and Board on the strategic vision, including forecasting and cultivating stakeholder relationships.
  • Participate in and develop new business opportunities for the firm.
  • Ensure that adequate controls are installed and maintained.
  • Provide the board with an operating budget and work closely to ensure pragmatic success.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal activities for the organisation, including revenue/expense and balance sheet reports.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of monthly reports as well as financial statements and cash flow projections.
  • Review and monitor the Group's tax position, calculations, and filings.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Fully qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA would be advantageous.
  • Extensive experience in leading and developing finance functions.
  • Strong technical accounting skills are highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in managing and developing staff.
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent Excel skills.

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