Financial Controller

Location Cheltenham
Discipline: Finance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £70000 - £75000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Contact name: Tom Eley

Job ref: 9962
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

£70k to £75k plus GREAT BENEFITS


We're proud to be partnering with a leading Law firm with offices in both the UK & Europe in the search for their next Financial Controller.

Reporting to the CFO while having 5 direct reports, this is a hands-on role will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial accounting, accounts payable (including disbursements/recharges) and cashiering operations of the business.


  • Review of accounts payable function, with a view to using technology to automate processes and free the team up to perform value added functions.
  • Redesign the nominal ledger structure.
  • Monthly meetings with Budget holders to understand spend, variances against budget, forecasting and exert cost control. Consequently, provide monthly reporting and meaningful insight to the CFO.
  • Ensure monthly management accounts are accurate and published within the agreed timescale, alongside supporting meaningful commentary and variance analysis.
  • Oversight of P&L, Balance Sheet and intercompany reconciliations.
  • Produce and maintain P&L forecasts month to month.
  • Produce weekly and monthly Cash Flow forecasting.
  • Main point of contact for the annual audit
  • Responsible for continuous review of finance processes within the function, ensuring fit for purpose and making changes as necessary.
  • Responsible for robust internal controls within the function, ensure risk of fraud and error are minimised.
  • Ensure that all accounting transactions are undertaken in accordance with accounting standards, and the function operates in line with firm policies and best practice business principles.
  • Make efficiencies to streamline and improve the quality and delivery of the work generated by the team.
  • Technical point of contact for accounting and VAT queries.


  • Qualified CCBA with at least 5 years PQE.
  • Experienced gained in a leadership role in a professional services environment and in a small to medium sized environment.
  • Proven record of successful change management with strong leadership skills and ability to motivate a team.
  • Experience in multi-currency business.
  • Highly PC literate with experience of financial modelling, forecasting and analysis.
  • Confident with VAT including cross border transactions.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work, ensuring the business needs are being met.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to combine strategic vision with hands on pragmatic delivery.


Please send your CV for the Financial Controller role via the advertisement for immediate consideration.

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