Finance Manager - Leading Barristers' Chambers

Closing Date:

Saturday 8th October 2022


Circa £60k plus benefits



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Our client is a leading civil law Barristers’ Chambers specialising in high-profile medical, police, professional discipline, regulatory, business & specialist crime and public law cases, often involving important legal, ethical and social issues.

Reporting to the Joint Chief Executive responsible for Chambers’ financial management, this newly created role plays an important part in the delivery of Chambers’ finance functions.  Chambers’ staffing team is widely acknowledged for its friendly and proactive approach and for its commitment to clients and client care.  Chambers is now seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join this high performing team.

The role:

  • Financial planning and strategy.
  • Assessing, managing and minimising financial risk.
  • Preparing annual forecasts and budgets.
  • Analysing and reporting monthly on key financial performance indicators and trends.
  • Gathering, analysing and reporting quarterly for informing chambers’ strategies and processes.
  • Ensuring robust bookkeeping and fee collection systems are maintained.

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrable financial management experience in a professional environment, preferably but not essentially in a barristers’ chambers.
  • Qualification in accounting or finance.
  • Proficiency in the use of accounting software, preferably Sage Line 50 and Xero, and Excel.
  • Demonstrable experience in the preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills and presentation of information.
  • Ability to identify, recommend and implement operational improvements.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to use own initiative and to set own priorities and targets.

Successful applicants are likely to be educated to degree-level, but Chambers will also consider candidates who can demonstrate at interview that they have the necessary skills and approach to make a success of the role. Knowledge or experience of the legal profession would be helpful but is not a pre-requisite.

Applications supported by CVs should be emailed to retained consultants GRL Legal: to discuss the roles please contact: Paul Reece or Matt Curness

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7th October 2022.