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  • Finance Manager for a magic circle law firm

Responsibilities: -
  • Manage and be fully accountable for quality of all services rendered by finance within the office including (but not limited to) matter management, credit control, financial reporting, AP and payroll, tax filing, banking, treasury and cash management.
  • Continuously improve internal control and compliance within the office by developing and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure a good financial hygiene, to safeguard the assets of the firm, and to manage any financial and/or operational risks.
  • Drive to improve business efficiency within the function and the practice. Lead the team to set best practice across each practice.
  • Monitor financial related process to ensure the compliance to SRA rules and local statutory requirements.
  • Responsible for the full set of accounts for all local Linklaters entities in Hong Kong.
  • Lead annual budget process in Hong Kong office by giving guidance and supports for advisors on the budget of each practice groups. Help the practice groups to understand the financial key drivers and how it relates to business assumptions. Work together with the Greater China Financial Controller to consolidate, analyse, moderate and communicate the budget for China offices.
  • Support the strategic decisions and initiatives of the office and practice groups from finance perspective, which includes financial modelling and analysis, financial risk assessment, change related financial policies and procedures, monitor the process and measure the achievement.
  • Review and develop the structure of the Hong Kong finance team to ensure that an efficient and elastic structure has been designed to accommodate the business need.
  • Manage, motivate and lead the HK local finance team to achieve the objectives of the function.
  • Responsible for the supervision and development of the members of the team by on-job coaching, regular feedback, performance management and career conversations. Undertake appraisals and recruitment for the team.
  • Degree in Accounting or related major.
  • Formal professional qualification: CPA, ACCA or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing a sizeable team
  • Experience of working directly with senior management in a commercial organization.
  • Professional firm (law, accounting, consulting) experience is preferred
  • Solid Excel skills
  • Proficient in use of PowerPoint
  • General office systems
  • SAP knowledge
  • Fluent in English, strong verbal and writing skills
  • Fluency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin will be advantageous
  • Ready to change and push for change
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to identify potential commercial issues

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