Accounts Assistant

Time Legal Recruitment Limited
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An urgent need has arisen for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join the Birmingham office of an award winning, international law firm on a 12 month fixed term contract basis, to cover a period of maternity.

The purpose of the role is to provide support to a Finance Manager in relation to the firm’s annual expenditure budget which is circa £130m.

With upwards of 2 years’ relevant experience Accounts experience including budget preparation and cost variance experience, your duties will include:

  • Assist with annual budgets/forecasts across all functional areas
  • Preparation of the annual business development budget
  • Daily management of the firm’s business development spend
  • Month end reporting including trend analysis
  • Updating the intranet with reports
  • Act as the key point of contact for all finance related matters within the business development team
  • Preparation and distribution of monthly overhead reports across the firm
  • Maintain the fixed asset register and depreciation journals for the UK offices

To be successful in this role, it is anticipated that you will possess the following:

  • Previous experience in a law firm or professional services environment
  • A Financial/accounting qualification
  • Strong academic record
  • Demonstrable record of prior experience of senior stakeholder management
  • Experience of working with large volumes of data and summarising in a succinct manner.
  • Experience of budget preparation and cost variance reporting essential
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Excel, including pivot tables, lookups with the ability to manipulate large volumes of data
  • Knowledge of multi-currency accounting package
  • Thorough approach to complying with processes and authorisations
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload within a busy environment and meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Conscientious, methodical and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent team player
  • Reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Strong time management skills
  • Positive and pro-active approach
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Approachable and good at forming relationships across the firm

In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary in the region of £26-31k dependent upon experience, together with a benefits package you would associate with working for an international law firm with an outstanding reputation.