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Senior Financial Accountant

New Senior Financial Accountant position available at US law firm looking after the UK & European offices.

This is a replacement position and will report directly into the Accounting Manager in London, and will also support the Director of Finance who is also based in London.

This role will suit a fully qualified Accountant who is a few year PQE who enjoys having a varied role withing financial and management accounts, as well as broader tasks such a VAT and process enhancements.

This role won't have any direct reports.

Specific duties include:

  • Preparation and review of statutory format financial statements, audits and responding to queries from external advisers.
  • Review revenue and balance sheet reconciliations; analyse and correct discrepancies.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Coordinate with teams within the Finance Department as well as Functional Area and Office Leaders to ensure appropriate use of Chart of Accounts as well as accurate GL coding.
  • Lead and participate in complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the Finance team as needed.
  • Meet accounting operational standards by contributing financial information to strategic plans and reviews, resolving problems, and identifying system improvements.
  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Involvement in outgoing bank payments.
  • Input into the firm wide budget process.
  • Ensure all VAT regulations are adhered to with support from Accounting Manager - Europe. Preparation of VAT Returns.
  • Lead and support HMRC initiatives and changes - e.g. Making Tax Digital, Construction Industry Scheme, Economic Crime Act and the Basis Period Reform.
  • Gathering information necessary to support inquiries and audits from various taxing authorities.
  • Streamline and enhance processes within the department.

Experience needed

  • Proven and progressive experience including working in a fast-paced, challenging professional services environment; experience in a large global law firm would be desirable.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • International finance experience
  • Strong Excel knowledge.
  • Knowledge of 3E and Chrome River would be an advantage.


  • Hybrid working - Tuesday/ Wednesday & Thursday office days

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