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Department:

Finance

Location:
London

The Team

Due to a key role change within the team, the introduction of a new ERP and accounting system and the increased demand on the Finance team after a period of significant growth for the firm, there is an immediate requirement for a strong and experienced Management Accountant to join the team. The primary role will be to assist in the production of monthly Management Accounts, firm wide key performance Indicators, budgeting, VAT returns and other ad-hoc management reporting as well as supporting with year-end Statutory Accounts.

The role will sit within the accounts department in our London office.

Responsibilities

* Control the monthly consolidated management accounts process liaising with UK and International accounting colleagues as appropriate.

* Prepare monthly Management Packs including P&L’s, cash-flow and balance sheets.

* Ensure all GL control accounts are reconciled.

* Ensure all accruals and prepayments are accurately recorded.

* Allocation of overhead costs to business units.

* Review all other journals processed.

* Intercompany reconciliations between all offices.

* Completion of quarterly VAT returns.

* Review the month end process and ensure completed accurately.

* Review Management Accounts and key variance reports.

* Ensure accurate distribution of Management Accounts.

* Ensure ad-hoc reporting agrees to monthly financial data.

* Assist with year-end financial accounts.

* Implement key financial and reporting processes where necessary.

* Develop working relationships with Business Managers and Lead Partners.

* Assist with Budget and Forecast preparation.

* Handle and resolve complex management accounts queries.

* Support the firm’s working capital team to supply client specific analysis on a timely basis.

* Working closely with the firm’s Finance Systems Team to enhance and improve the firm’s reporting.

* Other ad-hoc financial work.

* Liaise with firm’s auditors and with other key functions of the firm when required.

Key Skills & Experience

* Proven experience of working as a Management Accountant within a Law Firm producing Consolidated Management Accounts and monthly financial reporting.

* Must be suitably qualified with an accounting body being ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

* Experienced with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel including use of macros) and good exposure to IT finance systems and alternative reporting packages.

* Experienced with producing quarterly VAT returns.

* Good experience of seeking and implementing ways to improve on current practice.

* Must have a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach to work.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills, e.g. articulate when communicating to partners and key staff, and able to present financial results to the function and wider business.

* Can demonstrate strong relationship building skills with ability to deal with partners, fee earners and clients at all levels.

* A team player with a flexible and pro-active approach to work with the ability to work autonomously.

* Attention to detail.

* Excellent planning and organising skills – able to handle multiple tasks

Other Attributes:

* Shows commitment to the role and team.

* Pro-active mentality.

* Displays a willingness to learn and actively seeks new work and challenges.

* Takes personal responsibility for maintaining personal development.

* Professional and credible in attitude and appearance.

* Prepared to work overtime during peak periods.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan,Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500. It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for 'New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.
Term:
Permanent

Department:

Finance

Location:
London

The Team

Due to a key role change within the team, the introduction of a new ERP and accounting system and the increased demand on the Finance team after a period of significant growth for the firm, there is an immediate requirement for a strong and experienced Management Accountant to join the team. The primary role will be to assist in the production of monthly Management Accounts, firm wide key performance Indicators, budgeting, VAT returns and other ad-hoc management reporting as well as supporting with year-end Statutory Accounts.

The role will sit within the accounts department in our London office.

Responsibilities

* Control the monthly consolidated management accounts process liaising with UK and International accounting colleagues as appropriate.

* Prepare monthly Management Packs including P&L’s, cash-flow and balance sheets.

* Ensure all GL control accounts are reconciled.

* Ensure all accruals and prepayments are accurately recorded.

* Allocation of overhead costs to business units.

* Review all other journals processed.

* Intercompany reconciliations between all offices.

* Completion of quarterly VAT returns.

* Review the month end process and ensure completed accurately.

* Review Management Accounts and key variance reports.

* Ensure accurate distribution of Management Accounts.

* Ensure ad-hoc reporting agrees to monthly financial data.

* Assist with year-end financial accounts.

* Implement key financial and reporting processes where necessary.

* Develop working relationships with Business Managers and Lead Partners.

* Assist with Budget and Forecast preparation.

* Handle and resolve complex management accounts queries.

* Support the firm’s working capital team to supply client specific analysis on a timely basis.

* Working closely with the firm’s Finance Systems Team to enhance and improve the firm’s reporting.

* Other ad-hoc financial work.

* Liaise with firm’s auditors and with other key functions of the firm when required.

Key Skills & Experience

* Proven experience of working as a Management Accountant within a Law Firm producing Consolidated Management Accounts and monthly financial reporting.

* Must be suitably qualified with an accounting body being ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

* Experienced with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel including use of macros) and good exposure to IT finance systems and alternative reporting packages.

* Experienced with producing quarterly VAT returns.

* Good experience of seeking and implementing ways to improve on current practice.

* Must have a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach to work.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills, e.g. articulate when communicating to partners and key staff, and able to present financial results to the function and wider business.

* Can demonstrate strong relationship building skills with ability to deal with partners, fee earners and clients at all levels.

* A team player with a flexible and pro-active approach to work with the ability to work autonomously.

* Attention to detail.

* Excellent planning and organising skills – able to handle multiple tasks

Other Attributes:

* Shows commitment to the role and team.

* Pro-active mentality.

* Displays a willingness to learn and actively seeks new work and challenges.

* Takes personal responsibility for maintaining personal development.

* Professional and credible in attitude and appearance.

* Prepared to work overtime during peak periods.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan,Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500. It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for 'New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.
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