Senior Financial Accountant Maternity Cover

England, London, City of London
Up to £55000 per annum
18 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Camilla Strachan
Contract Type
Level of qualification

To provide a high quality accounting service to the Firm; to be responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the department and to provide ad hoc support to departmental colleagues as and when required. The individual will be working closely with the Senior Financial Accountant, Assistant Accountant and the Accounts Payable team.

Client Details

A British law firm with offices in London, New York and Dubai. Clients include large corporates and high networth individuals


  • Full responsibility for the accounting of international entities, including reconciliations, monthly management accounts, weekly reports, quarterly VAT returns, reconciliation of intercompany balances, and annual accounts preparation;

  • Preparation and review of monthly P&L's - Departmental Contribution Statements / Overhead Statements / Firm Profit & Loss statements;

  • Critical variance analysis of performance against budget and prior year of firms costs;

  • Liaising with Business Operations managers to improve their understanding of financial performance along with preparation of monthly departmental reports;

  • Responsible for Business Development cost allocation model, ensuring accurate reporting of Business Development costs and identifying variances to budget;

  • Review of monthly balance sheet and reconciliations and responsibility for managing asset leasing schedule;

  • Preparation of cost and overhead budgets;

  • Review of weekly supplier/employee expenses payment runs ensuring appropriate authorisation and coding of invoices and expense claims;

  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns for LLP;

  • Assistance in the preparation of Annual LLP Accounts for audit review, liaising with auditors to provide additional analysis as required;

  • Assisting with the month end closing process;

  • Responding to ad-hoc information requests and performing ad-hoc data analysis;

  • Input and recommendations to enhance current processes/systems/reporting methods;

  • Ad-hoc project work.


  • Qualified accountant with strong financial and management accounting background

  • Legal experience preferred but not essential

  • Significant experience of using Aderant, or other similar practice management system

  • Excel/spreadsheet working to highest levels

  • Ability to write and run SQL queries preferred but not essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to 'run with the program'

Job Offer

12 month role paying up to £55,000pa - potential for daily rate

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