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Financial Controller

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum Excellent benefits

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Jamie Chinnock

Team Leader - Southern Regions
0203 865 2113

Financial Controller | Forward thinking law firm | Hove, East Sussex

This heavy-hitting firm operates a highly innovative, forward-thinking practice breaking the mould away from corporate cultures that are so often associated with firms of this size.

Now looking for a Financial Controller to join their established and growing law firm based in Hove, East Sussex.

The Firm:

  • This firm is a well-respected key player in the South Coast market that boasts 3 office across mid-Sussex and the South Coast and have ambitious plans to grow further. They have a rich heritage and stellar reputation which grants their fee earners access to high quality, city-style work in which they are known to regularly deal with FTSE 250 companies, household names and HNW individuals
  • This is a great opportunity for an aspirational individual who is looking to leave their mark as at this firm all fee earners are made to feel empowered and are encouraged to help make a difference through cultures of freedom, progression and innovation. Feelings of self-worth are far too often lost by staff within successful firms. These cultures allow this firm to boast one of the very best retention rates across all practices throughout the region making this firm really stand out from its competitors

The Role:

  • Reporting directly to the board, your role as the Financial Controller will be covering the full spectrum of accounts functions including overseeing sales and purchase ledgers, reconciling balance sheet accounts, maintaining chart of accounts and trial balance, preparing monthly management accounts and presenting these to the Board
  • In addition you'll handle credit control, prepare VAT return, administering Payroll and managing and reviewing work of the Accounts Assistant
  • Liaising with external accountants to prepare Financial Statements for Companies House and for the Solicitor's Regulatory audit
  • Safeguarding client funds and ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You will likely have gained demonstrable experience in a similar environment, ideally within a law firm although this is not essential
  • You will be a good communicator, able to review and streamline business workflows
  • ACA part qualified or equivalent

What's on Offer:

  • Excellent Salary levels plus benefits
  • Full time including hybrid working up to 2 days p/w working from home
  • Be part of an innovative and developing business, able to actively take part in determining its future direction