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Head of Financial Operations

  • Location: Southampton
  • Salary: £80,000 - £110,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: James Nicholls
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07753192047
  • Expiry Date: 02 April 2023
  • Job Ref: JN/10044

Join a well-established law firm that specialises primarily in banking and finance. As a Head of Financial Operations, you will manage the Global Finance Operations team, implementing process improvements, driving effective, efficient finance processes and build a team to deliver excellent customer service. Reporting into the Group Finance Director, the Finance Operations team focuses on 3 main areas: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Treasury.


Main responsibilities as a Head of Financial Operations:

·         Ensure all operational finance processes and controls are best practice and standardised across the Group

·         Create and contribute towards business cases for Finance change projects that support wider strategic objectives

·         Create new, and developing existing, guidance and governance policies and procedures to ensure best practice

·         Identify opportunities to automate and enhance processes, workflow, and systems and implement

·         Own operational issues, seeing them through to resolution

·         Ensure compliance with local law society regulations

·         Six Sigma / Lean processes

·         Build a culture of delivering excellent customer service


Required experience as a Head of Financial Operations:

The successful candidate must be a fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA accountant with PQE, or part qualified with appropriate experience and understanding of financial processes would be considered. They must be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, being recognised as a role model who can influence, motivate, and lead a professional accounts team. Experience with a law firm is desirable. The individual must be enthusiastic, confident, and assertive with the ability to develop strong relationships with other team members across the business.