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Financial Controller

  • Provide high level leadership and vision for the firm's management
  • Oversee the finance function of the firm
  • Experience as a Financial Controller in a legal environment is essential
  • CA or CPA qualification will be highly regarded
  • Attractive remuneration up to $130,000-$160,000 plus super on offer (commensurate with experience)


This well-established commercial law firm have a fantastic reputation with accredited specialists in their field. The firm is looking to bring in an experienced Financial Controller. Working closely with the Managing Partner, Practice Manager and Team Leaders, the Financial Controller will manage the day to day functioning of the financial side of the business as well as providing high level leadership and vision for the firm. The firm prides themselves on creating a positive and supportive work environment. The key practice areas include Business Law, Recoveries, Litigation, Property, Conveyancing, Family Law and Wills & Estates.


As the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for managing the financial function for the firm.

Your responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Providing high level financial leadership
  • Management and oversight on the day to day finance function of the firm
  • Staff and Operations Management
  • Transactional Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Reconcilliations
  • Payroll and PAYG lodgements
  • Budgeting, forecasting and cashflow preparation and maintenance
  • Stakeholder management
  • Training of staff
  • Client services (ie. Reporting, fielding queries and liaising with debtor clients)


To be successful for this role, you must have:

  • 5+ years experience in a similar financial management role in professional services with trust account requirements
  • CA/CPA qualifications would be advantageous
  • Exceptional financial literacy
  • Strong organisational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving/analytical ability
  • High level of capacity and ability to compartmentalise


  • Attractive salary between $130,000-$160,000 + super, dependent upon experience.
  • Work life balance is highly encouraged
  • Excellent leadership team and positive firm culture


empire group is a legal specialist recruitment firm working with private practice firms (boutique to top-tier/international), government agencies and in-house. I am a former legal administrator and paralegal out of a top-tier firm and I'm passionate about helping administrators, support staff and paralegals in their next career move. If the above role isn't what you're looking for, reach out as I can assist you in finding the right one!

Kasey Nightingale - Consultant

Reference No: 22031

Phone: 0466 338 876