Finance Business Partner – FIN045-1

Salary: up to £44,000 DOE

Location: Southport/Liverpool/Hybrid

Finance Business Partner

Location: Hybrid working, office locations Southport and Liverpool

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Team.

Due to the rapid growth of Fletchers Group, a new Finance Business Partner is required to support the CFO, Finance Director, and Heads of Dept. in delivering complex MI to the legal and support areas of the business.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. We are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds & Southport, although many of our colleagues work from home as Fletchers offers Hybrid working. We offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships more than ever before – and we are continuing to grow our L&D offering. We have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals.

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities for the role:

  • To provide support to CN Finance head of department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: –
    • Produce monthly MI packs & drive follow up meetings with directors for Legal areas of the business.
    • Send monthly P&Ls & organise meetings with support areas of the business.
    • Review detailed KPIs to identify trends and future pipeline issues, working with Legal Directors to identify corrective action before any financial impact is evident.
    • Business Partnering with Legal Directors, providing ad hoc analysis and reporting to aid with case, financial and capacity management.
    • Provide detailed commentary and recommendations where required to support key business decisions.
    • Be proactive, constantly looking for ways to help the Legal Directors in running their departments effectively.
    • Ensure all reporting deadlines are met, providing adequate detail ahead of time.
    • Annual budget preparation
    • Quarterly reforecasts
    • Weekly financial and KPI reporting
  • Support CFO, Finance Director, and Heads of Dept. in all aspects of refinancing, aiding in information gathering, analysis and consolidation.

Essential Skills and qualifications:

  • Fully qualified or finalist for CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Advanced in Excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels of the business, with the ability to work with both Financial and Non-Financial teams
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to respond to changing and emergent priorities

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience in the Legal sector
  • Use of a case management system
  • Commercially led

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awards

So much has happened in the last year at Fletchers:

  • We became Fletchers Group following several acquisitions – and have big plans for more growth.
  • We offered legal colleagues more training contracts than ever before.
  • Retained excellent rankings with both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
  • We opened 2 new office locations in Leeds and Liverpool (alongside Southport and Manchester)
  • We launched our first ever Associate and Partner programmes for senior lawyers.
  • We launched the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people.

That’s just to name a few, check out our website for more:

  • Location: Southport/Liverpool/Hybrid
  • Salary: up to £44,000 DOE
  • Department: Finance
  • Closing Date: Fri, 31 May 2024
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