Financial Director

Closing Date:

Monday 25th March 2024


Substantial remuneration and benefits package



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About this Job

Chambers currently seek a Finance Director to manage all aspects of the finance-related operations in chambers. As part of chambers’ senior management team, the role will include management of the Fees Manager and the Fees Administrators.

This is a senior-level, challenging role that requires a broad depth of knowledge of both financial management and operations in the professional services sector.

About this Employer

3 Verulam Buildings, is one of the UK’s foremost sets of barristers’ chambers specialising in a wide range of commercial law, with 97 members in London and many prominent legal practitioners and associate members across the world.

Person Specification

  • University degree or equivalent level of qualification or substantive experience in a relevant field of business
  • Experience of working in the professional services sector
  • Understanding of the legal services sector
  • Experience of financial management
  • Understanding of financial and management accounting
  • Understanding of business accounting software
  • Ability to analyse, plan and work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently

Key Responsibilities

  • Staff Management: Management of Fees Manager & Fees Administrator(s)
  • Budget planning and preparation
  • Preparation of periodic financial management reports
  • Preparation of annual accounts for review, audit, and production of end-of-year accounts by Chambers’ accountants
  • Liaison with banks and other financial facility providers
  • Management and reconciliation of bank accounts and credit card accounts using Xero
  • Cash flow management
  • Management of payments from and to MOCs received via the central fees account
  • Preparation of quarterly bills and financial statements on income and MOCs contributions

Professional Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent level of qualification
  • ACCA / CIMA Accountancy qualification (desirable, but not essential)