Job Title: Part-Time Finance Director
We are a well-established legal practice based in Worthing, West Sussex, offering a comprehensive range of legal services to our clients. With a strong reputation for excellence and client satisfaction, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and commitment to delivering exceptional legal advice. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented and experienced Part-Time Finance Director to join our team and provide strategic financial leadership.
As the Part-Time Finance Director, you will be a key member of our leadership team, responsible for overseeing the financial management and strategy of our legal practice. Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the financial stability and growth of the firm. Your expertise in financial planning, budgeting, and analysis will be instrumental in driving the firm's financial success.
- Financial Strategy and Planning: Develop and implement the financial strategy aligned with the firm's business objectives and growth plans.
- Financial Reporting and Analysis: Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, statements, and analysis for senior management, partners, and stakeholders.
- Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the annual budgeting process, develop financial forecasts, and provide insights to support decision-making and resource allocation.
- Cash Flow Management: Oversee cash flow planning, working capital management, and treasury functions to optimize liquidity and financial stability.
- Cost Management: Analyze cost structures, identify areas for efficiency improvement, and implement cost control measures to enhance profitability.
- Financial Operations: Manage financial operations, including accounting, taxation, and audit functions, to ensure accuracy, compliance, and adherence to regulatory standards.
- Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial risks, implement risk management strategies, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Financial Performance Analysis: Provide financial insights, performance analysis, and key metrics to support strategic decision-making and drive operational improvements.
- Partner Collaboration: Work closely with partners to provide financial guidance, support business development initiatives, and contribute to strategic discussions.
- Stakeholder Management: Engage with external stakeholders, including auditors, banks, and regulatory bodies, to maintain strong relationships and ensure compliance.
- Team Leadership: Oversee the finance team, provide guidance and mentorship, and foster a collaborative and high-performance culture.
- Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
- Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is essential.
- Proven experience as a Finance Director or a similar senior finance leadership role within the legal sector.
- Strong knowledge of financial planning, budgeting, reporting, and analysis, with experience in a legal practice being advantageous.
- Solid understanding of financial regulations, accounting standards, and tax laws applicable to the legal industry.
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to provide strategic insights and drive data-driven decision-making.
- Excellent leadership abilities, with experience in managing and developing finance teams.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
- Proficiency in financial software applications and familiarity with legal accounting software.
Joining our legal practice as the Part-Time Finance Director in Worthing, West Sussex offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to our ongoing success and growth. If you possess the qualifications, experience, and enthusiasm for the legal industry, we invite you to submit your application. Please note that this is a part-time position, with [number] hours per week, subject to negotiation.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
£500 per day
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