Role Purpose To support the Financial Accountant in providing the compliance reporting for the London office; including financial statements, VAT, PAYE Settlement Agreement and partnership tax. Main Responsibilities Responsible for the preparation of the annual financial statements of the service companies partnering with Global and Regional Finance Responsible for the preparation of corporation tax returns for the service companies Responsible for the preparation of the PAYE Settlement Agreement computations for the service companies Assistance with the preparation of the annual LLP financial statements and the Partnership Tax return Coordinate and oversee interfirm billing and settlement between the local office and BV Coordinate and oversee intrafirm billing and settlement between all local entities and reconciliation of intrafirm billing to the general ledgers of each entity Reconciliation of all intra-firm accounts Preparation of R185 tax forms for retired partners Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual surveys Maintain general ledger and balance sheet accuracy in conjunction with in-market accounting resources Oversee all GL to sub-ledger reconciliations fixed assets, VAT/GST filing support, Tax payment calculations, and inter-firm reconciliation Monitor ledger finalisation, journal entry adjustments, and balance sheet re-classifications Provide local management reporting for the office in relation to compliance issues. Provide support for internal/external audits as necessary. Assist with the developments of financial procedures and processes throughout the firm. Providing assistance to, and cover for, the Senior Payroll Manager with certain payroll functions About The Team Function The Finance function provides the following services to the Firm: Supporting strategic decision-making from a financial and business perspective Managing cashflow, including accounts payable, credit checks, billing and collections Ensuring firm-wide purchasing excellent and efficiency Financial reporting, budgets and forecasts Securing financing across the global firm You will report to the Financial Accountant and your key relationships will be with the Q2C & P2P teams at location, In-Market Business Teams and In-Market lawyers and management. About The Candidate Technical Skills, Qualifications and Experience Part or fully qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification Experience in Finance Compliance in a professional services organization is preferred. Proven ability to influence, interact and consult with senior leaders regarding finance processes, guidelines and compliances. Demonstrated expertise in operational efficiency and financial accounting. Strong in project management and systemic thinking. Demonstrated ability to assess risk and take decisive, appropriate actions, especially in the case of exception requests. Ability to network and collaborate with teams both regional and global, while acknowledging their cultural, social and academic diversity. Working proficiency in using MS Office ( experience in excel macros preferable but not essential) and other Productivity Tools Personal Qualities These personal qualities represent the shared characteristics of high performers across Baker McKenzie, regardless of job level and location. Know How Keeps across key developments in all relevant areas and demonstrates the ability to develop substantive authority in relation to the Firm's specialist fields Demonstrates the ability to identify the real issue, and to anticipate requirements and potential consequences; distils a range of possibilities by thinking in a considered, prudent manner Able to move through a variety of tasks requiring different approaches, knowledge, and expertise, with agility of mind and capacity for analysis and synthesis Dedication Driven by a strong personal sense of integrity and upholds exemplary quality standards Prepares thoroughly, takes responsibility, uses initiative and is self reliant to ensure work progresses to the fullest extent possible Hardworking and diligent with a keen understanding of client demands Demonstrates composure when dealing with difficult situations Personal Impact Creates a positive impression at all times; develops relationships through collaboration and reciprocity Negotiates to achieve outcomes that are mutually satisfactory; shows good judgement on when to stand strong and when to compromise Invests in, nurtures and builds a network of productive relationships Humanity Respectful to others, regardless of their position, and earns the respect of others by being transparent Has care and concern for others and a genuine interest in others as people Treats delicate or confidential issues with grace and discretion.