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Financial Accounting Manager (6 month contract)

Job Term:
Legal Finance
Salary Description:
£80, 000
Career Legal
Job Ref:

Our client is an international law firm with offices in New York & London. They are an award-winning practice featuring in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and numerous other industry specific awards.

They have a flexible benefits package that includes; 25 days holiday with ability to buy more, in-house doctor, good pension scheme, private medical insurance, subsidised gym membership and dental cover.

The firm currently have an opening for a Financial Accounting Manager who will be responsible for the daily supervision of the Assistant Accountant and the Accounts Payable team and will have full ownership of the General Ledger.


  • Preparation and review of monthly P&L statements.
  • Critical variance analysis of performance against budget and prior year.
  • Liaising with departmental managers to improve their understanding of financial performance along with preparation of monthly departmental reports.
  • Preparation of cost and overhead budgets, and annual cash flow budget. Review of weekly supplier and employee expenses payment runs.
  • Maintaining monthly detailed account reconciliations. Maintenance of accruals, prepayments, fixed asset register on a monthly basis, and full preparation of balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Production of monthly cash flow statement and forecast. Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT return.
  • Preparation of annual accounts for audit review.
  • Maintenance of cashbook and ensuring intercompany accounts between London are in balance.
  • Working closely with payroll and HR to ensure we understand headcount movements.
  • Review of the firms asset spend and determining appropriate financing options as required.
  • Input and recommendations to enhance current processes, systems, and/or reporting methods.
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests and project work.

Candidate Profile

  • Qualified accountant with strong financial and management accounting background.
  • Legal experience preferred, but not essential.
  • Practice background preferred, but not essential.
  • Significant experience of using Aderant, or other similar practice management system.
  • Advanced Excel or spreadsheet skills.
  • Ability to write and run SQL queries preferred, but not essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to 'run with the program.

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.

Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this contract vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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