Financial Accountant

Ambition Europe Limited
£60k.00 - £65k.00 pa
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
This international law firm with a reputation for excellence is currently looking to recruit a Financial Accountant into its City of London office. Reporting into the Financial Controller, the role has two direct reports and overall management of five individuals.

The main responsibilities of the role are the managing the AP & Expenses, Treasury and Financial Accounting functions including the review and reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis. Managing the Client Accounting department, ensuring the firm is compliant with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. Attending monthly COFA meeting and assisting cashiers in preparing reports. The preparation of statutory accounts for all UK registered statutory entities and liaising with the auditors to manage the statutory and SRA audits is a key part of this role and will involve liaising closely with the Financial Controller and Finance Managers in various EMEA offices.

Other duties include assisting with detailed review of London expenditure against budget; assisting with the budgeting process; authorizing and releasing payment runs; assisting with preparing numbers for the Corporation Tax filings; preparing and reconciling the management accounts at an entity level (accruals basis); Preparing schedules and dealing with queries from the tax accountants who prepare the tax computations; providing support to the Financial Controller; and developing the effectiveness of the financial accounting function.

Applicants should be qualified accountants (ACA/ACCA or equivalent) and have professional services (preferably legal sector) experience within a partnership framework, preferably a law firm. Good knowledge of UK GAAP and the Solicitor Accounts Rules and previous experience of using either Elite or Elite 3E are also expected, previous team management experience is also highly desirable.