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Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more
than 900 people with over 550 lawyers offering a wide range of legal
services to companies and individuals.

Based in London, the firm services an international community of
clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of
geography often do not apply. The work it undertakes is cross-border,
multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas:
Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Intellectual Property;
Private; and Real Estate.

Mishcon de Reya has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than
80% revenue growth in the past five years alone. In 2015, the firm
moved into a purpose designed building on Kingsway, and has converted
to both an alternative business structure and LLP.

Mishcon de Reya prides itself on the diverse range of people who make
up the firm. The central role played by the Academy, the firm’s
in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and its
active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in its
Investors in People Platinum standard.

Key Responsibilities

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 Financial
Accountants, Assistant Accountant and the Accounts Payable team.

• Preparation of monthly P&L’s - Departmental Contribution
Statements / Overhead Statements / Firm Profit & Loss statements /
P&L reconciliations;
• 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 IT and Central
Business Services departments, ensuring accurate reporting of costs
and identifying variances to budget;
• Preparation of monthly
balance sheet and reconciliations and responsibility for managing
asset leasing schedule;
• Preparation of cost and overhead
budgets;
• Full responsibility for the accounting of MDR
Discover LLP, including reconciliations, monthly management accounts,
quarterly VAT returns and annual accounts preparation;
• Review
of weekly supplier/employee expenses payment runs ensuring appropriate
authorisation and coding of invoices and expense claims;

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

Qualifications and skills

• 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'

No Agencies - applications from recruitment agencies
willnotbe accepted

Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of
duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You
may be required by your line manager to take on additional
responsibilities when requested.

Diversity & Inclusion lie at the heart of our core values. At
Mishcon de Reya, our aim is to promote and foster a culture which
embraces diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of
talent, to empower individuals to fulfil their, and the firm’s,
potential. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of
flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how
this could work for you and our business.
The Firm

Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more
than 900 people with over 550 lawyers offering a wide range of legal
services to companies and individuals.

Based in London, the firm services an international community of
clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of
geography often do not apply. The work it undertakes is cross-border,
multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas:
Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Intellectual Property;
Private; and Real Estate.

Mishcon de Reya has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than
80% revenue growth in the past five years alone. In 2015, the firm
moved into a purpose designed building on Kingsway, and has converted
to both an alternative business structure and LLP.

Mishcon de Reya prides itself on the diverse range of people who make
up the firm. The central role played by the Academy, the firm’s
in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and its
active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in its
Investors in People Platinum standard.

Key Responsibilities

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 Financial
Accountants, Assistant Accountant and the Accounts Payable team.

• Preparation of monthly P&L’s - Departmental Contribution
Statements / Overhead Statements / Firm Profit & Loss statements /
P&L reconciliations;
• 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 IT and Central
Business Services departments, ensuring accurate reporting of costs
and identifying variances to budget;
• Preparation of monthly
balance sheet and reconciliations and responsibility for managing
asset leasing schedule;
• Preparation of cost and overhead
budgets;
• Full responsibility for the accounting of MDR
Discover LLP, including reconciliations, monthly management accounts,
quarterly VAT returns and annual accounts preparation;
• Review
of weekly supplier/employee expenses payment runs ensuring appropriate
authorisation and coding of invoices and expense claims;

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

Qualifications and skills

• 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'

No Agencies - applications from recruitment agencies
willnotbe accepted

Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of
duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You
may be required by your line manager to take on additional
responsibilities when requested.

Diversity & Inclusion lie at the heart of our core values. At
Mishcon de Reya, our aim is to promote and foster a culture which
embraces diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of
talent, to empower individuals to fulfil their, and the firm’s,
potential. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of
flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how
this could work for you and our business.
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