Finance Operations Manager

Finance Operations Manager

Our Client, Kilburn & Strode is one of Europe’s leading patent and trade mark firms. The firm is consistently ranked as a top-tier firm in independent surveys and legal directories and is growing revenue year on year at a rate of 25%. You can check them out at

We’re looking for a Finance Operations Manager, who can demonstrate excellence in improving financial operations, to lead the team in delivering new systems and processes to support this growth.

The Team:

The Finance team consists of two parts; Operations and Reporting. This role will be leading the Operations Team (currently 6 staff) and will report directly to and support the Head of Finance. It’s are a busy team, but that makes it fun and challenging. Kilburn & Strode have a clear view of the future and are constantly innovating to satisfy their client’s (both external and internal) requirements.

The Role:

There is a 2 year plan with responsibility for everyone to input to it and deliver it. The Finance Operations team is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the finances of the firm. Through the improved use of systems, the key aim of this role is to deliver an excellent service with a value adding team in a risk-free environment. There is no list of detailed responsibilities, you will be a vital part of the senior Finance team and help to shape the firm’s future.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong experience in delivering system and process improvements
  • Strong desire to deliver improvements at every opportunity
  • Great people management skills
  • Great team skills. You will be working closely with the Head of Finance and other accountants to deliver improvements
  • Stand out client care skills – our clients are anyone who receives a service from the Finance team. Partners, Fee Earners, Secretarial and other Business Support teams all receive the same high level of support and care as our external clients.

The Firm:

Based in London, Kilburn & Strode, employ some 200 people in an amazing office space near Holborn, with liaison offices in San Francisco, Munich and The Hague. Business consists of all aspects of patents, trademarks and designs, providing professional, commercially-minded advice delivered in plain English by expert attorneys, to a broad range of clients from major international corporations through to individual inventors.

With a reputation as a firm based entirely on the quality of the individuals who work there, Kilburn & Strode seek out people who are not only at the top of their game but who also share a similar enthusiasm and outlook.Everyone at Kilburn & Strode should share and demonstrate the values of the firm in everything they do: excellence, innovation, teamwork, honesty, respect and friendliness.

If you’d lile to discover more and would like an informal chat, please contact Nick Farren +44 (0) 7867 339009