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We're looking for a Senior Financial Accounts Manager to lead and develop our Financial Accounts Team at Burges Salmon in our Bristol office. As our Senior Financial Accounts Manager you will act as business lead on a range of financial reporting, forecasting and financial management of the firm's project portfolio.  You will work closely with senior finance stakeholders to ensure the appropriate financial controls are in place for compliance with regulations, best practice and necessary reporting requirements are met.

We're looking for a collaborative team leader to build relationships across the firm, within our Financial Accounts Team and within our Finance department's senior leadership team where your input will shape departmental projects to improve process and outcomes.  As our Senior Financial Accounts Manager, your work is key to supporting our business planning process; we are looking for strong analytical skills  and a proactive drive to identify solutions and opportunities. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Preparation of all budgets and forecasts, holding regular meetings with expenditure budget holders to identify opportunities for more cost effective service delivery.
  • Prepare and appraise individual project budgets and report periodically on the projects portfolio budget and expenditure.
  • Preparation of the consolidated annual financial statements
  • Management of the annual audits with our external auditors.
  • Management of the production of the monthly management accounts
  • Production of the monthly cashflow reports and forecasts, developing forecasting model and reports.

What we're looking for:

  • Experience leading a team, managing your own and team performance and deliverables.
  • Experience communicating and presenting to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience of producing consolidated financial statements and managing the annual audit process.
  • Technical knowledge of relevant Financial Standards, management reporting, VAT regulations and other regulations.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page, you will also find information on our approach to Hybrid working.

We were delighted to be awarded RollonFriday's “Law firm of the year 2022” and listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP who have awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

Any questions regarding the role or the interview process please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Business Partner) at jenna.hazel@burges-salmon.com or 01173076060

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. If you are interested in applying, please submit an application as soon as you can.


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Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0ZX
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25 days annual leave
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