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Reporting Accountant

Ambition are supporting a well established law firm with their recruitment for an experienced Accountant. This is a contract role for 12 months, offering a competitive salary and hybrid working.

Reporting into the Head of Finance, the key duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Co-ordinating the monthly Flash Report and Management Accounts pack as part of the month end reporting cycle.
  • Production of the monthly Legal Practice Group and Divisional internal management reports as part of the internal management reporting cycle.
  • Managing and maintaining fee earner records in the firm's database, ensuring chargeable hours targets, charge out rates and costs are updated accurately for any known adjustments.
  • Managing the client reporting process for a high value international fixed fee billing arrangement and dealing with the relevant accounting entries.
  • Leading the annual review of charge out rates and producing the Revenue & Chargeable Value phasing file as part of the budget setting process.
  • Production of the data sets required for the annual Partner appraisal process and Partnership Remuneration Committee packs, alongside the Associate bonus data.
  • Production of the annual profitability packs, including an in-depth review with Legal Practice Group heads demonstrating strengths and weaknesses and recommending any areas of improvement in order to help improve profitability for the firm.
  • Dealing with ad-hoc internal financial reporting queries as and when they arise.
  • Approving banking transactions as and when required.
  • Providing cover for team members during holiday or other absences.
  • Involvement in change projects and setting up new reporting processes where required.
  • Identifying and driving forward the implementation of process improvements in terms of efficiencies and the control environment.
  • The Reporting Accountant will also be involved in other ad-hoc projects as and when they arise.

Ideal candidates will have previous finance experience, gained form having previously worked in the legal or professional services sector. If you are a part qualified accountant and have experience in supporting with monthly management/financial accounts prep, this could be a great role for you!

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