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Financial Accountant

One of my top law firm clients are looking for an experience and fully qualified Financial Accountant to join their close close-knit team based in Bristol. This is a hugely impressive international law firm who are known for looking after their staff and having a brilliant culture.

In this role as Financial Accountant some of your duties will include -

  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly P&L, balance sheet, cash flow and associated variance reports to budget holders for the UK. Where appropriate take primary responsibility for certain cost centres.
  • Lead the annual statutory audit of including liaison with external auditors.
  • Preparation of monthly financial accounts; including journal postings, accruals and prepayments plus monthly cash flow analysis..
  • Responsible for ensuring all payroll runs for our Service Company and key controls are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Manage the quarterly resource plan process and monthly headcount analysis for Business Services
  • Analyse and report on key performance areas in Business Services functions.
  • Oversee monthly reconciliation of control accounts
  • Contribute to the development of the Trainee Accountant
  • Ability to research and fact find on payroll and tax related queries.
  • Support the preparation and completion of the annual overhead budgets from UK Business Service budget holders.
  • Manage all accounting and reporting required for our US Operations, including accruals, prepayments, P&L, balance sheet, fixed assets, quarterly tax returns and support on all finance related queries.
  • Contribute to improvements in key processes within financial accounting remit where necessary to deliver efficiencies and improved accuracy.

To be successful in this Financial Accountant position you must -

  • Be a fully qualified Accountant
  • Ideally have experience of working within a Legal or Professional Services experience
  • Strong excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work within a team or on own initiative and have the ability to see the wider picture.

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