Reporting Accountant

Page Personnel Finance
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will work closely with the Financial Controller to ensure the accuracy of our financial records and that reporting is timely, accurate and best suited to meet the needs of the business. The successful candidate will be encouraged and expected to deliver continuous improvement and to support other team members and the wider firm with their technical accounting and systems knowledge.

Client Details

My nationally recognised legal client is currently interviewing for a Reporting Accountant. This is a critical role that will have a lot of responsibility in the function and involve business partnering.


  • Maintenance of the financial records of the company (the role will have responsibility for the trial balance) and the production of management reports
  • Management of month end and year end processes
  • Lead the annual budgeting process
  • Calculate and enter all accruals, prepayments, provisions, rent, depreciation, amortisation and other, similar journals.
  • Calculate and invoice rent to sub-tenants
  • Check payroll and make journal entry
  • Liaise regularly with the budget holders to support their understanding of their budgets and track progress
  • Preparation of trial balance for audit purposes and day to day liaison with the external auditors
  • Maintenance and preparation of regulatory returns including VAT, data for submission to industry surveys and National Statistics
  • Management of financial controls within the department, including reviewing and testing of regular housekeeping activities, checks to ensure system balancing and reconciling key balances
  • Providing and explaining regular and ad hoc information across the firm for internal and external use
  • Support key business activities such as forecasting and the production of key performance statistics as well as supporting ad hoc projects and initiatives
  • Being alert to opportunities for improving financial controls and efficiency in processes
  • Ensuring our key processes and policies are documented


  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • Advanced Excel skills (Pivot tables & V look ups)
  • Experience of management reporting
  • Good verbal and written skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Experience of working directly with fee earners and the proven ability to build effective relationships with senior stakeholders in a law firm
  • A thorough understanding of the full range of standard accounting practices within a progressive firm in the legal sector, to include knowledge of regulatory requirements in respect of VAT guidelines, Solicitors' Accounts Rules and Money Laundering Regulations
  • Professional, personable and approachable but firm

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Progression
  • Study support