Finance Manager (Fixed Term Contract) - Edinburgh

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Ref: 231 Date Posted: Tuesday 14 May 2019
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Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally.  We have over 500 people and have worked on deals in more than 60 jurisdictions. We have one goal - to be the Best Scottish Law Firm in the World.

We are looking to recruit a Finance Manager for the Finance division in our Edinburgh office. This is a minimum 15 – 18 months fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Preparation of annual accounts from management accounts, to include production of statutory accounts for audit, and main contact for auditors.

  • Main finance lead on the project to replace the firm’s Practice Management System.

  • Produce firm’s annual budget, including meeting with division heads and function heads to agree income and costs.

  • Authoriser for sending client and firm transfers, and approval of weekly supplier payments.

  • Liaise with tax advisers on all partner tax payments and on the firm’s tax computation.

  • Organise partner profit distributions, drawings, capital increases and repayments.

Personal Specification:

  • Candidate should hold a full professional accountancy qualification.Qualified by experience candidates will be considered, dependent on experience

  • Experience of working in a legal environment preferred

  • Candidate should have a good experience in the preparation of accounts, and a strong understanding of balance sheet and ledger controls

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team in a successful, growing firm.



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  • Legal Business Awards 2014 National/Regional Firm of the Year

  • Legal 500 UK Awards 2013 ‘Scottish Firm of the Year'

  • ‘Legal Advisor of the Year‘ 2013

  • UK 200 Listed Firm 2013