Location: London, England
Contract Type: Contract
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
REF: BBBH219877_1520872532


International commercial law firm, are looking for an Interim Year End Accountant to join them on a 6-month contract basis.

The purpose of this role is to assist in the lead up to year-end and provide accounting support to their International offices to cover maternity leaves as well as providing support during a busy period due to projects.

Provide cover for their International Offices Finance Manager to cover maternity leave:

  • Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts
  • Preparation of month-end journals in line with Global Accounting Policy
  • Prepare monthly payroll & related journals including liaison with Dubai Office Manager
  • Preparation of Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of Monthly Office & Client Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of Quarterly Balance Sheet reporting pack
  • Assist with documentation, controls and procedures required due to implementation of VAT in the UAE with effect from 1st January 2018.
  • Liaison with the Head of Office/Office Manager in charge of the other offices to discuss the management accounts and key variances
  • Preparation of year-end statutory accounts for to ensure minimal changes post year-end close
  • Monitoring cash balances and preparation of cash-flow
  • Act as primary liaison with auditors during year-end audit process
  • Ensuring monthly intercompany confirmations are sent and quarterly settlements are agreed

Group Accounting:

  • Provide accounting support to the Group Accounting team as required in the lead up to year-end with the following
    • Following up with offices on year-end action points
    • Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations and highlighting issues
    • Assist on Partner accounting journals as part of year-end process
    • Assist other team members with additional workload in the lead up to year-end due to new joiners requiring training
  • Work closely with the Group Accounting team to ensure Global Projects are implemented successfully in the International offices
    • Global Intercompany Project
    • Global Banking Tender

To be successful in your application, you will need to hold an accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CMA) and have solid management accounting experience with a focus on balance sheets. Global accounts experience will be essential and group consolidation work will be highly advantageous. Law firm background is preferred at this stage.