Financial Controller - Temp to Perm


Saturday 24 June

Job title:         Financial Controller (Temp to Perm)
Location:        Manchester
Salary:            Dependent on experience
Contract:        Full time, permanent
Days/Hours:   Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm with 1 hour for lunch
Start date: As soon as possible

We are looking for a Financial Controller to join our ‘Claimsmiths’ team on a temporary basis with the potential to going permanent.  The successful candidate will work as part of an industry leading litigation team, assisting in the financial management of the team, reporting into Brandsmiths’ CFO.

The ideal candidate should be a qualified accountant (ideally ACA or CIMA) with prior experience working in a law firm. Experience using Proclaim an advantage.

About Us

Claimsmiths is a focused disputes practice for individuals and part of Brandsmiths, the specialist intellectual property, sports and commercial law firm with a rich litigation heritage. We are proud to hold rankings in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, plus The Times Top Law Firms, with a reputation for results in high stakes litigation – all the way to the Supreme Court.
Claimsmiths is designed to provide top results in consumer actions. The team include some of the leading data protection, finance, housing disrepair and professional negligence lawyers in England and Wales. We are highly experienced in running a range of claims, which includes precedent setting litigation.
We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and collegiate atmosphere. We recruit candidates who have the potential to grow with the business. Many of our former paralegals are now qualified solicitors with us, for example.

The Role

The role will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day finances of the company, including billing, AR & AP
  • Production of various accounting reports eg Billing Reports, WIP, calculating funds received from Client over time.
  • Quarterly VAT reporting
  • Complying and keeping up to date with SARs
  • Being Mindful of Money Laundering and reporting to Money Laundering Officer any suspicious transactions
  • Checking matter completion statements
  • Monthly credit card management
  • Monthly Reporting to SLT
  • Ordering paying in Books, Cheques, filing of monthly statements.
  • Write offs (Time, Disbursements, Bills)
  • Opening Files
  • Online Invoicing: Court Fees, licenses, suppliers etc
There are considerable opportunities for progression within the Firm. We operate a true meritocracy.

About You

  • Qualified Accountant, ideally ACA or CIMA
  • Previous experience as a Finance Manager in a law firm preferred
  • Knowledge of Proclaim an advantage
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Organised, with effective time management skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Good communication skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Confident with Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Goal orientated with a strong desire to improve and succeed  
  • Based in Manchester, with a hybrid working model
What next?

  • Send your C.V. to
  • Any queries? Email or call 0161 464 9237

  • London

    Old Pump House
    19 Hooper Street
    E1 8BU

    +44 (0) 203 709 8957

  • Manchester

    Floor 1
    31 Princess Street
    M2 4EW

    +44(0) 161 464 9237

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Brandsmiths is a trading name of Brandsmiths S.L. Limited which is authorised by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, SRA No: 620298. Founding Partner: Adam Morallee

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