Group Financial Accountant

London Works
London (East)
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Group Financial Accountant

Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum dependant on experience

Location: East London

Hours: 35 hours per week (09:30 to 17:30) although flexibility in working hours is a requirement of the role and additional hours may occasionally be necessary to meet the demands of the business.

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 role is responsible for the preparation of the Group LLP statutory accounts and associated subsidiary accounts as well as being primary contact on tax related issues alongside the Group Financial Controller. The individual will manage the Assistant Group Accountant and work closely with the Group Financial Controller and other senior members of the finance team.

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Preparation of the UK, German, Middle East and Consultancy LLP accounts, UK Service Company and consolidated accounts for our clients International LLP in accordance with UK GAAP and the firm's Group accounting policies. Planning and preparation of the consolidation process, which includes co-ordination of the production of the year-end financial reports (including analysis, commentary and associated schedules) for the London LLP and its affiliated entities, including liaising with the London finance team and accountants in International offices to ensure a full understanding of the consolidation process requirements and deadlines.Liaise with auditors to plan annual audit and communicate deadlines to team. Liaising with tax advisers as required in relation to group accounts, this includes assessing impact of any consolidation adjustments with tax advisers.Ensuring the year end members interests / partners’ current accounts and associated schedules are accurately presented in the LLP accounts.Identifying year-end adjustments that will need to be reflected in the consolidated or international offices accounting records to follow local requirements.Monthly review of balance sheet reconciliations and quarterly balance sheet packs from all offices.Liaising with auditors and tax advisers as required in relation to group accounts. This includes assessing impact of any consolidation adjustments with tax advisers.Liaising with tax advisers on UK tax reserves and tax returns.Liaise with auditors to plan annual audit and communicate deadlines to team.Assist Group Financial Controller with monthly review of management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations and intercompany balances.Assist Group Financial Controller in providing senior accounting support to International officesAssist with advising on the accounting impact of acquisitions, disposals or other group structure changes.Acting as primary contact point with our external tax advisers on all tax related queries and ensuring that tax filings and payments are completed and filed ahead of the deadlines.Dealing with Partner queries in relation to their partner statements (current accounts, capital accounts and tax reserves).
Management of the Assistant Group Accountant who is responsible for:

    Providing accounting support to Group Accountant as requiredProducing Annual Partner StatementsPosting and checking all Partner related transactionsManaging incoming and outgoing Partner CapitalPreparing monthly drawingsLiaison with International offices on Partner related issuesSending out distribution e-mails to Partners and International officesPreparing UK tax paymentsOther ad hoc projects as required.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:

    Professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA) with at ideally least three years’ experience in an accounting practice and ideally at least four years post-qualification experience.In-depth knowledge of UK GAAP (FRS 102) essentialInternational accounting experience and/or management experience an advantage.Producing published financial statements.Discussing matters with senior management and able to explain succinctly accounting/tax issues. Dealing with and advising on accounting and tax issues.A good understanding of best practice in internal control processes.High degree of professionalism and accuracy in work.Strong relationship building skills.Strong influencing and communication (both verbal and written) skills.Successfully managed teams, being persuasive and earning respect.Effective writing and presentation skills.Ability to work under pressure.Working in a professional services firm environment would be an advantage, including knowledge of partnership tax.Intermediate knowledge of Excel.

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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