Partnership Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Career Legal Ltd
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jul 2019
Closes
20 Jul 2019
Ref
1212106762
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
My client is a top 20 law firm. Their London office has first rate working conditions in river fronted offices and they offer one of the best benefits packages in the UK. The role of Partnership Assistant Accountant is situated within the Partnership accounting and treasury team. The team is responsible for external financial reporting for the global firm as well as the treasury function of the firm. This role is an accounting role that covers various tasks related to the calculation of partners profit share and the accounting for tax, including assisting with the reconciliation of the accounting records for tax reserves. Responsibilities Perform reconciliations across multiple currencies in the accounting system across all jurisdictions between tax reserves and tax payments made in the UK and overseas, ensuring the correct accounting entries are posted in the accounting system. Reconcile the UK tax accounts regularly and resolve any reconciling items with the tax team. Reconcile the US tax account monthly. Reconcile the Non-UK tax accounts regularly. Co-ordinate the production through our shared service centre in Delhi the detailed profit and loss account for use as the basis of the UK Partnership tax return including reconciling the figures in HFM system prepared by the offices to form the basis of the detailed P&L. Accounting for the allocation of tax reserves between partners - including for items such permanently disallowable expenditure. Account for the Partner secondments, ensuring that tax equalisation journals are processed correctly, and accounts are reconciled between each office. Manage the Partner secondment costs schedules centrally. Perform reconciliations of the suspense account and tax accruals on a monthly basis in the UK books. Ad-hoc support for the financial reporting team through year end reporting (March to June). Essential Skills AAT or part-qualified ACA / ACCA. (ICAEW Authorised Training Employer). High level or numeracy and excellent communication skills as the role involves communicating data to and answering questions from Partners, Financial Controllers and other colleagues based both in the UK and overseas. Advanced Excel skills including the ability to do VLOOKUPs (or similar), create formulae including IF functions, conditional formatting and use of filters. Knowledge of macros not required. Important Notice It is Career Legal's policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted, you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful, and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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