How Long have your worked for Edwards and Company?
I joined Edwards and Co in July 2011 as Finance Manager having previously been Practice Manager in another legal firm for over 10 years. 

What does your job involve?
As Finance Manager I am responsible for the efficient operation of all aspects of the Finance function in Edwards & Co.

My role is to improve controls, procedures and the reporting of the firm’s  financial systems to the partners, ensuring full compliance with Law Society guidelines and Solicitors Accounts Rules.
If you have a glance at your twitter feed on a Thursday evening between 9-10pm the chances are that ‘#BelfastHour’ will feature.   I  created  #belfasthour which  has become an online phenomenon providing  businesses with the unique opportunity to network and expose their  brands to businesses all over the UK.

As a result of this social media interaction Edwards & Co  have developed relationships with many new companies and SMEs.

What do you like about what you do?
I like the fact that Edwards & Co has an open door policy and an “anything is possible” business ethos. I thrive in this environment and I enjoy adding value to the Company any way I can. No two days are the same in Edwards and Co and being part of this team is a privilege. There is daily motivation from at least 1 member of staff on any given day. The partners provide me with their expertise and their unwavering support which allows me to develop.

Our Twitter initiative has motivated staff and helped to grow the practice. I have been lucky to meet lots of new and interesting people and businesses, opportunities  which many finance managers within law firms would got get!

What is the best aspect of your work?
My best aspect of work is reconciling the Bank Accounts every month - every Legal Accountant’s dream! Also, developing new ideas to improve workflows is an aspect I feel I excel in.

Some comments from others:
'We really enjoy working with Sean. He always delivers what he sets out to do and is open to new ideas.'
' Sean is really proactive and forward thinking and is genuinely nice to work with. He'll always strive to think of a better way to do things, and ultimately gets things done a better way!'

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