Financial Controller

Ambition Europe Limited
City Of London
£80k.00 - £90k.00 pa
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
This leading US law firm with offices in over 30 locations around the globe is currently looking to recruit a Financial Controller into its London office. Reporting into the Regional Financial Director (EMEA), the primary purposes of the role are overseeing the financial accounting function for the London office and the operation and continued improvement of the financial control environment of the London office.

The responsibilities of the positions include the supervision of financial accounting, payroll, purchase ledger and treasury functions of the London office; statutory accounts and audit liaison (including SAR audit and Internal audit); review and implementation of robust control processes around treasury, payables and general ledger; liaison with partners and group tax function on tax matters; liaison with group procurement on contractual arrangements (key contracts database); monthly flash and balance sheet review; cashflow management and forecasting; staff management and appraisal; responsibility for financial systems and liaison with NY finance function; and ad hoc projects from time to time (eg new LLP vehicles, System enhancements).

Applicants should have extensive professional services experience and preferably have worked in an external audit capacity at a large accountancy practice as well as in a senior position in a corporate professional service firm's accounting team. Excellent financial reporting experience as well as a demonstrable track record of managing mixed teams of transactional and qualified / part qualified accountants are pre-requisites. Previous partnership / LLP accounting experience would be a distinct advantage.