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Glasgow - Financial Accountant, Accounts

Glasgow, UK
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26 Oct 2020

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Term: Permanent Reports to: Financial Controller Practice group: Accounts Location: Glasgow Purpose of role
  • Responsible for accurate and timely preparation of financial accounts
  • Production of supporting documentation for the annual audits
  • Responsible for the maintenance of accurate ledgers and detailed reconciliations to support the worldwide balances and accounts of the firm
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual consolidated partnership accounts and LLP accounts
  • Preparation of annual accounts for the various other partnerships and companies within the group including the deconsolidated tax accounts
  • Liaison with auditors and ensuring that financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Preparation of detailed analyses from the financial accounts for tax computation purposes where necessary
  • Ensuring that audit entries / adjustments are accurately reflected in the accounting ledgers
  • Assistance in the preparation of quarterly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts for the UK LLP and UK registered overseas offices
  • Responsible for ad hoc tasks related to overseas operations eg UK payroll, UK VAT returns, arrangement of payments
  • Reconciliation of individual partners' current, capital and tax accounts and ensuring all recharges for insurances and loan capital interest are recorded accurately
  • Ensure that team processes and procedures manual is up-to-date
  • Preparation and execution of monthly drawings and quarterly distributions
  • Assist in the clean-up of ledger balances within accounting system
  • Prepare the budget cashflow and monthly cashflow analysis
  • Responsible for collating and analysing quarterly controls checklists from international offices
  • Responsible for arranging partner capital loans and the annual capital movements (additional borrowings/ repayments)
  • Preparation of financial models for new office proposals and new partner recruitment and providing quarterly lateral recruitment performance reports
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for new offices in conjunction with the management accounts team
  • To produce the WIP by matter partner report at year end for statutory accounts purposes
  • Provide cover and assistance to the Management Accounts team as required
  • To produce Consolidated Group balance sheet for management accounts pack every month
  • To work on ad hoc projects as required by the Group FC and Finance Director
  • Prepare the accounts and co-ordinate the audit for Dentons UK and Middle East Charitable Trust
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • Qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Excellent Excel skills (including charts and pivot tables)
  • Knowledge of Elite (essential)
  • Knowledge of ProClarity or Pyramid - business intelligence software (desirable)
  • Can clearly explain problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution
  • Sound working knowledge of databases and Word
  • Experience of dealing with partners and senior management
  • Experience of working in a law firm or a professional services environment would be an advantage

Personal Qualities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to interact positively at all levels and a good team player
  • Able to demonstrate excellent customer facing skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Can demonstrate confidence and resilience to overcome obstacles to deliver what is required
  • Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to follow instructions and provide support to the Management Accounts team
The firm
Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. .

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.
Equal opportunities
Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email


If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email - Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email .

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.
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