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Management Accountant

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£60,000 - £70,000
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Darren Buckley

Management Accountant

We are delighted to be partnering with an award-winning UK law firm that builds lasting relationships with public and private sector clients. The firms provide the very highest quality of service to their clients whilst enabling their people to achieve professional fulfilment in a supportive, inclusive, and enjoyable working environment.

The Central Finance Department is a team of circa 30, currently undergoing several exciting changes. They have recently completed the implementation of a new Practice Management Solution, Aderant, and this has presented several new opportunities. The longer-term vision of the department is to not only continue to provide exceptional service levels but also to develop and enhance systems to ensure these services are delivered efficiently and innovatively.

Your Role

This role is best suited to a fully qualified Management Accountant with a minimum of 3 years of previous experience in a similar role within the legal sector. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will work in the Management Information & Reporting division of the Central Finance Team which is responsible for reporting the firm's results, including statutory and management accounts, budgets, forecasts, key performance indicators and performance reporting.

Your Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts, including variance analysis, P&L and balance sheet and other reports.
  • Annual overheads budget and forecasting process, liaising with and supporting the Heads of Business Services.
  • Business Partnering with Business Services leaders, providing financial analysis, commentary and responding to queries.
  • Working with the Finance Systems Team / Analysts to develop the General Ledger reporting suite.
  • Preparation of the data and schedules for the LLP's tax computation.
  • Assisting with PAYE settlement agreement schedules.
  • Assisting with the quarterly Vat return.
  • Quarterly & Annual legal surveys and National Statistics reporting.
  • Supervision of Fixed asset register, prepayments, and accruals.
  • Preparation and posting of other month-end journal adjustments & monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • Additional tasks as required for the business.

Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.
  • Experience in a similar role within a legal practice.
  • Advanced excel skills, and knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • A good team player with the ability to work autonomously as required.
  • Experience of Aderant an advantage.
  • Confidential with sensitive information.

Remuneration and Rewards

  • Base Salary up to £70,000
  • Hybrid working (60% in office)
  • 27 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Enhanced Pension (3% Employee / 6% Employer)
  • Group income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Group critical illness cover
  • Tax-free childcare
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health screening
  • Season ticket loan + many, many more excellent benefits

For further information on this exciting new Management Accountant position, please contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

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