Management Accountant

Legal Finance
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Salary Description:
£55, 000
Career Legal
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My Client is a 25 Partner firm, with a headcount of 200 staff. They specialise in practice areas as diverse as Business & Finance, Private Individuals, Public Services, Regulatory Matters and Social Housing.

Their offices are ideally located for Liverpool Street or Moorgate stations.

They are looking to recruit a Management Accountant. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and have been in a Management Accountant position for 2 years. The main responsibilities are preparing monthly and quarterly accountsand management information for Partners, carrying out in-depth analysis of and opinions on business performance, supervising the process for monthly reporting to clients.


  • Help the Finance Director to supervise the Accounts Assistant;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management information including firm, office and department P&Ls, Balance Sheets, Fee Reports and KPIs including commentary and analysis;
  • Preparation of the annual budgets, forecast and plans;
  • Preparation and monitoring of cash flow forecast of the firms businesses for at least 12 months into the future;
  • Supporting the process providing financial information to clients, partners and staff on fees, debtors, and time recording when required;
  • Preparation of the quarterly VAT returns and dealing with VAT issues (including VAT inspections);
  • Processing the monthly payroll into the accounting records, liaising with the HR
  • Department re the monthly payroll report and AXA/PPP Healthcare, completing PAYE returns, P11D’s and PSA;
  • Ensuring all reconciliations of balance sheet accounts (especially control accounts, and integrity checks) are carried out monthly and accurately;
  • Ensure all transactions are properly recorded and reported;
  • Managing the maintenance of fixed asset records including the fixed asset register;
  • WIP, debtors and disbursement monitoring and reporting;
  • Working with the firm’s IT department to ensure the firm’s practice management system is up to date and producing the support it required to the business;
  • Assisting the Finance Director as required with the preparation of other management or financial information;
  • Assisting the Finance Director in preparing the information for external audit;
  • Suggest updates and improvements to systems and processes;
  • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.

Candidate Profile

  • Accounts qualified (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA);
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a law firm;
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft IT suite, in particular advanced Excelknowledge;
  • Experience of working with Partner 4 Windows, 3E, Aderant or similar.
  • Proven ability in working successfully within an accounts team;
  • Possess a good knowledge of the Solicitor’s Accounts Rules

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.

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