Finance Director

  • Job Reference: 1049
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Finance / Accounts
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Ryder Reid Legal is working on an exclusive basis with a highly successful US law firm to recruit a Finance Director for their London office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive firm that acts for many of the world's leading corporates and financial institutions. As key member of the leadership team, you will be responsible for the direction and oversight of all financial accounting activity for the London office. Working closely with the wider team in the US, key responsibilities for the Finance Director will include:

  • Providing financial guidance to the London partnership at a strategic and operational level
  • Working with the senior partners to assist with long-term planning for future growth of the office
  • Managing the London accounts team and all day-to-day finance operations to ensure a high quality, effective and efficient service
  • Conducting profitability analysis, review of productivity and fee structures for the London office
  • Attending partner meetings and providing financial updates on the London office
  • Ensuring that the financial policies and best practice principles are implemented and adhered to throughout the accounting function
  • Overseeing all client account transactions and processes
  • Responsible for full regulatory compliance with all relevant legislation including VAT, SAR and PAYE
  • Overseeing the various accounting functions, including VAT returns, payments, payroll, billing
  • Dealing with Corporate tax queries and preparation
  • Designing and implementing detailed client and matter pricing models
  • Introducing metrics to drive partner performance and enhance profitability
  • Member of the London Operational Group, working closely with other leaders of Business Services departments

The ideal candidate for the Finance Director position will have extensive relevant experience and be will degree educated and ACA/ACCA qualified. You must have up-to-date knowledge of SAR, UK GAAP, IFRS, VAT, PAYE and other relevant financial legislation, along with Law Society/SRA guidance and rules. Working knowledge of Elite 3E would be advantageous. You must be a strong leader and excellent communicator, with first-class people management skills and experience of managing and motivating a team. You will have a solutions-driven approach with sound commercial awareness, and the ability to present to and influence senior stakeholders. If you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid Legal today.