Our client, a top-tier law firm, is seeking a Finance professional for their Istanbul office.

The firm of more than 40 lawyers provides legal advice to international and domestic clients on a wide range of matters and collaborates with international law firms on cross-jurisdictional matters.

The role is full-time and is available with immediate effect. Applicants must speak fluent Turkish and English and shall be open-minded self-starters with the ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure.

The right candidate will play a pivotal role in the Istanbul Finance team, responsible for overseeing the financial operations of their Istanbul Office. Working closely with Partners, you will manage the financial aspects of client-matter lifecycles and assume ownership of controlling the office’s working capital. This role requires delivering precise and timely financial information to partners and clients.

The scope and duties connected to this role include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the billing process, ensuring accuracy and timely submission of Work in Progress to clients.
  • Actively participate in Client and Matter Inception workflows to ensure comprehensive compliance.
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure accurate matter setup and understanding of client finance requirements.
  • Manage local and global client rate agreements, including negotiation participation.
  • Conduct regular working capital reviews with partners for ongoing matters.
  • Prepare billing forecasts and provide detailed financial information to support bills.
  • Address financial inquiries promptly from clients, partners, and fee earners.
  • Collaborate effectively with the wider finance team, partners, and clients across multiple offices.

Requirements:

  • Strong commercial acumen, preferably as a qualified finance professional.
  • Minimum 3 years’ finance experience in legal or professional services.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, multitask effectively, and prioritize tasks.
  • Experience in a multi-currency environment within an international organization is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with senior stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining internal client relationships.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and adeptness in handling urgent requests.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and committed to achieving objectives.
  • Proficiency in office tools; familiarity with Elite 3e is desirable.

Please send your CV in English in complete confidence to Alisha Buksh at [email protected]. Thank you.