Interim Year End Accountant

London Works
London (East)
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Interim Year End Accountant

Salary: up to £55,000 per annum dependant on experience

Location: East London

Hours: Full-Time at 35 hours a week, 9:30am - 5:30pm, although flexibility in working hours is a requirement of the role

Your New Employer:

Our client is an international commercial law firm that serves its global client base from offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. They provide the best quality legal advice and strategic guidance to their clients, and by combining their sector expertise, legal knowledge and market experience, they can deliver services in support of their clients’ most complex disputes, transactions and projects.

Your New Job:

This 6-month FTC as maternity cover has an immediate start for the ideal candidate. The purpose is to provide cover in the lead up to the year-end, and also to provide support during busy periods. Your main job responsibilities will be:


  • Provide cover for our Singapore/Dubai Finance Manager to cover maternity leave:
  • Preparation of Dubai Monthly Management Accounts
  • Preparation of Dubai month-end journals in line with Global Accounting Policy
  • Prepare monthly payroll & related journals including liaison with Dubai Office Manager
  • Preparation of Dubai Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of Dubai Monthly Office & Client Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of Dubai Quarterly Balance Sheet reporting pack
  • Providing accounting support/mentoring to the Revenue Controller based in Dubai through daily/weekly calls
  • Assist with documentation, controls and procedures required due to implementation of VAT in the UAE with effect from 1st January 2018.
  • Liaison with the Head of Office/Office Manager in charge of Dubai to discuss the management accounts and key variances
  • Preparation of year-end statutory accounts for Dubai to ensure minimal changes post year-end close
  • Monitoring cash balances and preparation of Dubai cash-flow
  • Act as primary liaison with auditors during year-end audit process
  • Ensuring monthly intercompany confirmations are sent and quarterly settlements are agreed
Hong Kong (HK)

    Provide accounting support as required to the HK Office team during HK Finance Manager’s maternity leave (from mid-March)Assist Head of Finance with review of journals, reconciliations and management accounts
Group Accounting

Provide accounting support to the Group Accounting team as required in the lead up to year-end with the following:

  • Following up with offices on year-end action points
  • Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations and highlighting issues
  • Assist on Partner accounting journals as part of year-end process
  • Assist other team members with additional workload in the lead up to year-end due to new joiners requiring training
  • Work closely with the Group Accounting team to ensure Global Projects are implemented successfully in the International offices
  • Global Intercompany Project
  • Global Banking Tender
  • Assist Group Financial Controller with any special projects
  • Other ad hoc duties as required
What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with ideally at least 2 years’ post qualification experience
  • The ability to be flexible and work in a reviewing role as well as investigate at a transactional level will be needed
  • Solid management accounting experience includes balance sheet focus
  • Experience of preparing VAT returns is essential
  • Experience of working on intercompany balances would be beneficial
  • A high degree of professionalism and accuracy in work
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a high degree of flexibility
  • Ability to build relationships with people at all levels of the business
  • Experience working in a professional services firm environment would be an advantage
  • Good working knowledge of Elite Enterprise 3.9 would be an advantage
  • Intermediate level Excel skills

We are acting as an employment agency for this role. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every candidate however, we may retain your CV for future vacancies. As this is a full-time opportunity, you will need to be eligible to work in the UK and have all necessary documents to demonstrate this, as well as qualifications appropriate to the role.

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