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Role Description

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Financial Controller/Manager to join our fast paced but friendly team based in Reading on a 12 month FTC.

Reporting into the Finance Director, you will be responsible for the oversight of day to day financial operations of the accounting department including all reporting, financial administration and improving organizational processes and procedures across the board within the accounting function. To ensure all financial information is kept up-to-date for compliance with statutory and business requirements.

As a candidate you will also be responsible providing managerial support to the wider team , including : credit controllers, accounts payable clerks, cashiers, accounts assistants and the assistant management accountant.

As an organisation we are currently operating on a Hybrid model, therefore the successful candidate will need to be able to commit to attending to our offices in Reading 2 days per week


Experience/ Attributes required

Essential Skills

  • 3 years of experience working in a legal environment ideally
  •  NVQ level 3 or above in accounting, or equivalent professional qualification such as AAT/ ACCA or CIMA
  •  Strong Microsoft office skills, particularly Excel (formulae, pivot tables, etc.)
  •  Experience with integrated ERP systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present ideas in a clear, meaningful, appropriate and timely manner in both written and verbal formats.
  • Pro-active, self-assured, positive drive and self-motivated
  • The ability to build strong working relationships across and array of stakeholders across the business.
  • Have a desire to lead others toward achieving business goals. Being a flexible leader assisting with building the organizations future capabilities. Inspire others by communicating an energizing and compelling vision and stimulating others to higher performance by investing time and energy in developing others.

Desirable Skills

  •  Knowledge of VAT regulations for the relevant industry
  • Knowledge SRA rules
  •  Managerial experience

Work type:

  •  Supervise, coach, appraise and develop all direct and indirect reports in the finance team
  •  Reconciling all balance sheet accounts and creating month end timetable and back up specs
  • Running the monthly management accounts, reporting on the P&L
  • Carrying out VAT returns
  •  Creating operational reporting/ assisting with the set up of PowerBi reporting
  • Support for the team during ERP upgrade and assist assistant FM in driving UAT
  • Critically review team processes and suggest improvements


Contractual Benefits (pro rata)

  • 25 days annual leave,
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and 4% employee contribution
  •  Life Assurance – 5 x final salary
  • Shopping discounts and Medicash


Non Contractual Benefits

  •  Weekly wellbeing hour
  •  Birthday off
  •  1 x 8 hour charity day
  •  Bring your dog to work
  •  Travel season ticket loan scheme
  •  Cycle to work scheme

Team structure

  • 1 x Finance Director 
  • 5 x Legal Cashier
  • 2 x Accounts Assistants  
  • 1 x Assistant Accountant 
  • 1 x Credit Controller 


Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We offer excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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