Vacancies

This page provides information on legal job openings across our offices in Bedford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Sandy. Woodfines offers a rewarding working environment for bright, committed individuals. 

Finance Director - Bedford 

We are looking for a highly experienced, technically strong and commercially minded senior finance leader, with a track record of success working within a law firm. 

This is a newly created Board level position. You will be a strategic thinker and commercially minded with previous relevant experience within the legal environment and a comprehensive understanding of Solicitor Accounts Rules and Solicitor Regulatory Authority (SRA) rules.

As Finance Director your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Reviewing the monthly management accounts and writing the monthly finance reports.
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Audit and statutory accounts preparation
  • VAT and taxation
  • Strategic planning
  • Day-to- day and annual responsibility for the firms Accounts, Tax and Audit requirements
  • Managing a small team
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, from due diligence through to advisory work
  • Attending monthly management committee meetings
  • Attending finance committee meeting and full Partners' meetings
  • Managing key finance-relevant external relationships
  • Various ad-hoc projects

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience in a similar role, or be an ambitious ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with experience working in the legal sector.

The ability to effectively manage a small team, while simultaneously undertaking both a hands-on and strategic Finance Director role is essential.

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Company Commercial Solicitors

We are a well-established, Legal 500 firm providing excellent service to our clients. In order to do this we need excellent people.

We currently have opportunities for Company Commercial Solicitors across all our offices and invite applications from dynamic, high-calibre Solicitors to join our highly regarded commercial team.

The role will suit ambitious and client focused commercial solicitors who thrive in being involved in the growth and development of client businesses at a personal level.

In return we offer a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to develop and progress careers to the next levels within a supportive environment.

Woodfines offers additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Paralegal - Commercial Property - Bedford 

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our busy Commercial Property team, based in our Bedford office. 

Some legal experience is required, and work involved will include Stamp Duty Land Tax calculations, Land Registry applications and carrying out research for other team members in the department. 

Travel between our offices may be required. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits after a qualifying period.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Sylvia Goulding at sgoulding@woodfines.co.uk