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Management Accountant

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: 3112930
My client a growing legal firm based near Farringdon are currently looking for a Management Acocuntant on a permanent basis. 

Part Qualified 
• Preparation of monthly Management Accounts including firm wide profit and loss accounts, departmental contribution statements and various KPI reports to agreed timescales
• Providing commercial analysis and commentary to various partners and the Financial Controller and CFOO on monthly results
• Assisting in the preparation of the annual firm wide budget and reforecasts as required
• Maintenance of the monthly cost centre budgets and reporting of actual results including variance analysis to key stakeholders
• Working with the Financial Controller on the production of the annual and quarterly Financial Statements prepared in accordance to FRS102 accounting standards
• Maintenance of the Fixed Asset, Prepayments and Accrual schedules
• Maintaining the integrity of all balance sheet items
• Liaising with external auditors and accountants with respect to the statutory audit and income tax requirements
• Dealing with ad-hoc reporting and business analysis requests
• Liaising with the Office Account Team with respect to expenses and invoice postings
• Training fee earners on the full suite of available management information
• Working with and providing guidance to junior finance staff to encourage knowledge sharing and professional development within the department
• Contributing to various finance projects currently underway with respect to the automation of reports and dashboard KPI reporting.

• Ideally a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role
• Experience of working in a professional services environment, in particular within the legal sector (desirable but not essential)
• Strong knowledge of cost accounting and budgeting principles
• Presents information in a clear, logical and structured manner
• Has a keen interest to develop knowledge and broaden their skill base to contribute to the business
• Strong leadership skills and willingness to function as a role model
• Acts as a trusted point of contact within the team and deals with others in a professional manner
• Clear and confident communicator both orally and in writing
• Has a high standard of work and ability to complete work within agreed timescales
• Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise
• Ability to deal with high level workloads and changing priorities
• Ability to remain calm under pressure and in demanding situations
• Ability to work in a proactive and collaborative manner
• IT literate in MS Office overall, and intermediate or advanced level in Excel
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and other relevant IT systems
• Analytical and logical problem solving skills
• Has an awareness of the importance of client confidentiality, information security and data protection

• Team player
• Strong work ethic, reliable with excellent timekeeping
• Ability to work independently to progress matters to completion
• Has a positive, enthusiastic, conscientious and pro-active approach
• Ability to cope with conflicting demands and meet deadlines
• Communicates effectively at all levels, both verbally and written

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