Department/ Role Overview:

Work within the group accounting team to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of group accounts and other management and statutory financial information, with a focus on process improvement ensuring that appropriate controls and reconciliations are in place and maintained.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Monthly management accounts preparation and review/challenge of overseas offices monthly accounts.
  • Assist Senior International Accountant with monthly WIP valuation process
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ownership of monthly FTE figures preparation.
  • Monthly remuneration/FTE global analysis with commentary on variances.
  • Liaising with Head of Functions with regard to budgets and monthly spend.
  • Global office accommodation reporting
  • Manage intercompany reconciliation, billing and clearing process.
  • Reconciliation of GL books and types within 3e.
  • Drive the increased use of 3e local books for local statutory reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with UK GAAP across the global firm.
  • Provide financial support to the business support functions and senior management as necessary
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasting.
  • Undertake adhoc analysis of accounts and other financial information.
  • Liaise with the financial analysis team to complete ad hoc projects and analysis in support of the firm’s management.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Relevant accounting qualification (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA etc) or working towards a accounting qualification with relevant accounting experience.
  • Experience of management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Good understanding of UK GAAP and statutory reporting.
  • Good understanding of financial and management information systems and highly numerate.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Advanced analytical skills, ability to manipulate and make sense of large volumes of data.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, orally or in writing with all levels of stakeholders and staff.
  • Excellent delivery skills.

Desired skills and experience

  • Experience of working in an international and multi-currency business, preferably within the professional services (ideally legal) sector.
  • Some experience of working with Elite 3e or Cognos TM1 would be an advantage.