Farrer & Co jobs

Assistant Management Accountant

  • Permanent
  • 3 weeks ago

Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time (Monday
- Friday; 9.30am
- 5.30pm) Reports to: Finance Manager Team: Finance Location: London The Firm Farrer & Co is synonymous with the highest quality legal advice and service.

We advise individuals, families, businesses, financial services, educational and not-for-profit organisations on every aspect of the law, wherever the need arises.

From our offices in London we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service.

Our clients present us with complex and varied challenges.

Whether that's a complicated family trust issue, a multinational corporate transaction, or an emerging threat to their reputation, they need clear thinkers who can advise on the best solutions, fast thinkers when speed is of the essence and agile thinkers who can produce a fresh approach to get the job done.

That's why they choose us.

Our clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence and diversity of disciplines.

But what really binds our long-standing relationships with them is our approach: pragmatic, plain speaking and always steadfast in our values, which we hold dear.

Values which mean we gain our clients' trust, always strive to do the right thing, and aim for the best results for them.

Superb client service sits at the heart of everything we do.

We are modern lawyers with timeless values.

The Team The team is responsible for the development and overall control of all matters relating to the firm's financial policies, financial affairs and administration.

Scope The Assistant Management Accountant will be an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within the business.

They will provide support primarily to the Financial Manager but also to the wider team including the Financial Accountant and CFO.

The role requires the individual to contribute towards the effectiveness of the Finance team by assisting with accurate reporting, analysis and dealing with all day to day aspects of the Accounting function.

They will be required to maintain excellent relationships with internal stakeholders.

* Assist in the preparation and delivery of monthly management accounts including posting accruals, prepayments in accordance with an agreed timetable.
* Assist with the preparation and production of the annual budget for the firm, working closely with the Finance Manager to agree drivers and assumptions with the Fee Earning teams and Business Service teams.
* Assist Business Services Directors and Managers on various queries including client/sector billing information for Marketing, GL queries on expenditure and budget queries.
* Assist Fee Earners with various queries in relation to navigating and obtaining relevant data from the firm’s financial information system.
* Maintaining and updating Fee Earners' hours target in Aderant, liaising with HR to obtain relevant data and explaining adjustments to Fee Earners where necessary.
* Completing monthly, quarterly and annual legal surveys and Office for National statistics submissions.
* Support Finance Manager on ad-hoc requests for financial analysis such as quarterly finance presentation slides, client profitability, pricing for pitches and Partner assessment data.

Skills and Experience
* Part
- qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) preferred or looking to study towards CIMA or ACCA.
* Experience of working in professional services, particularly legal industry preferred but not essential.
* Excellent organisational skills and able to effectively manage workloads particularly in times of conflicting deadlines and busy periods.
* Ability to work without supervision, proactive and prepared to use initiative.
* Confident, with excellent communication skills and a confidential approach where necessary.

Special aspects The hours of work for this opportunity are 09:30am-5:30pm but it is essential to be committed, flexible and prepared to work beyond the normal office hours when necessary and in response to client demand.

Comments Farrer & Co conducts a pre-employment screening which consists of a Criminal History Background and Credit Check for successful candidates.

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