Assistant Accountant Study Support

Eversheds Sutherland
19 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About Eversheds Sutherland:

Eversheds Sutherland represents the combination of two firms with a shared culture and commitment to client service excellence. We are each known for our commercial awareness and industry knowledge and for providing innovative and tailored solution for every client.

As a full service law firm, we act for the public and private sector across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA providing legal advice to clients across its company commercial, human resources, litigation and dispute management, and real estate practices.

With 67 offices across 34 countries worldwide, we have become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career.

The Team

You would be joining a team providing world class financial services to our business. You'll be someone who wants to be the best at what they do; who can handle pressure and enjoys making decisions that will have a real impact on our business. Our firm is all about teamwork and you would be a crucial part of that team - you'll find the work stimulating, the atmosphere dynamic and the results highly satisfying.

The Finance team is one of the largest International Operations teams, consisting of individuals who are involved in a range of activities covering commercial business partnering, credit and revenue control, finance operations, financial control and tax.

This role will support the International Operations Purchasing processes and the Commercial Accounting arm of International Operations.

The Role

Reporting into the International Operations Commercial Finance Manager , the successful candidate will also be responsible for:

Purchasing Tasks:

- To raise purchase requests as required by the International Ops departments.

- Assist where required to problem solve any queries passed to us from the Finance Service Desk covering Concur.

- Run spend reports from the current purchasing system and send to the relevant audience.

- To maintain a working knowledge of all necessary systems and procedures.

- Review of General Ledger reports to make sure costs are posted to the correct codes

- Review of outstanding invoices reports and assist with any queries in relation to this report.

- Administration tasks.

Commercial Accounting Tasks:

- Assisting to prepare monthly and year end accruals and prepayments and to post journals as necessary.

- To produce reports and support GL and coding queries where necessary.

- Assist in preparation of month end packs and departmental reports.

- To correct miscoding's within International Operations and re-class to the correct codes.

- Assist with budget input into the Cognos budget system.

- Assist in other ad hoc tasks.

- Assist with balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring the balance sheet position is reflected correctly.

Skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will be have some experience of working within a finance department, capable of working on your own as well as in a small team. You will be computer literate (Excel to intermediate level), and have experience of working with management information systems.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and some experience of prepayments and accruals and other basic book-keeping.

Key competencies:

You will be ambitious, client-focused and keen to learn. You will be a team player, able to work in a busy environment and be a self-motivated individual with the energy, enthusiasm and commitment required to meet deadlines.

You will have:

- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- A reliable, enthusiastic and a 'can do' approach
- A collaborative style and able to build strong working relationships within Finance and across the business.

We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

In addition to the above, Eversheds Sutherland also require awareness of and full participation in the Firm's commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety

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