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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Flexible around our office locations with some Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire travel

We are a leading "Top 200" Law Firm and provider of wealth management services, based in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. Established in 1856, we are considered to be one of the oldest law firms in the UK. We are looking to appoint a business focussed CFO to help drive further growth within the Group and to significantly increase EBITDA.

Benefits:

Some of the great benefits that we offer are:

  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Staff discount on legal fees
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance at 3 x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Role:

The CFO is a key member of the Group’s Senior Executive Team and the Board with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s finances including providing strategic financial advice to the CEO and the Board. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • to provide strategic financial advice to the CEO and Board,
  • ensuring the group has a strong and robust financial control environment (including adherence to the SRA Accounts Rules (SAR), FCA requirements and Anti Bribery and Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulations),
  • ensuring senior management have a meaningful set of KPIs and MI and the requisite financial skillset and/or advice with which to manage the business’ revenues and expenses to maximise long term profitability and cash generation,
  • provide leadership, direction and management of the Group’s finance function, ensuring it is appropriately structured and staffed,
  • overseeing financial planning including working alongside the Senior Management Team to produce long term financial forecasts and annual/quarterly rolling budgets,
  • critical appraisal of capital projects including return on investment,
  • advising on merger and acquisition opportunities,
  • structuring and obtaining appropriate short and long-term debt and equity funding, if required in the future,
  • overseeing cash management including short-term cash flow/liquidity requirements,
  • strategic management of the external auditor relationship including the Group company audits, the SAR audit and production of the annual statutory accounts.
  • deal with Company Secretarial matters and take minutes of board meetings, as required.

In addition, the CFO will be appointed as the Group MLRO, responsible for drafting and compliance with all AML policies and procedures (working alongside the MLCO and Risk and Compliance Director) and reporting suspicions to and liaising with the NCA as required under the AML Regulations.

Hours of Work: 9.00 am – 5.15 pm – Monday to Friday (36.25 hours)
Location: Flexible around our office locations with some Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire travel
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Person Specification:            

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Experience as a senior finance executive.

A professional accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA or CIMA). 

Professional Services experience.

Knowledge

Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting measures.

Understanding of advanced accounting, regulatory issues and tax planning.

Experience of strong cash/treasury management including management of banking relationships.

 

Skills

Strong leadership, communication, people and organisational skills.

 

Competencies

Able to work with diplomacy and assertiveness.

High degree of competency in using Microsoft packages, word, PowerPoint & excel.

Discrete with the ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality. 

 

Attributes

Flexible and must be willing / able to travel to various offices across Lincolnshire and Newark.

Proactive and positive attitude.

Reacts well under pressure and able to work to deadlines.

High level of integrity and empathy.

Team player.

Sense of humour.

Present a credible and business like approach.

 

 

APPLY NOW

Please email your CV and covering letter to the HR Department: hr@chattertons.com    

Chattertons recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. The firm has an Equality and Diversity Policy and this sets out the firm’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.  This is available upon request. 

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