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Financial Accountant

Michael Page
London, England
GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

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Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant to join a well-known law firm based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a prestigious and well-known legal firm based in central London.


The Financial Accountant will be working closely with the Financial Accountants, Assistant Accountant and the Accounts Payable team.

  • Preparation of monthly P&L's
  • Critical variance analysis of performance against budget
  • Liaising with Business Operations managers to improve their understanding of financial performance along with preparation of monthly departmental reports;
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate reporting of costs and identifying variances to budget
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet and reconciliations and responsibility for managing asset leasing schedule
  • Preparation of cost and overhead budgets
  • Full responsibility for the accounting of legal entities including reconciliations, monthly management accounts, quarterly VAT returns and annual accounts preparation
  • Review of weekly supplier/employee expenses payment runs ensuring appropriate authorisation and coding of invoices and expense claims
  • Assistance in the preparation of Annual Accounts and subsidiaries for audit review, liaising with auditors to provide additional analysis as required
  • Responding to ad-hoc information requests and performing ad-hoc data analysis
  • Input and recommendations to enhance current processes/systems/reporting methods
  • Ad-hoc project work


The successful Financial Accountant will have the following credentials:

  • Qualified accountant - likely practice trained or relevant industry experience
  • Accounts preparation experience essential - FRS 102 or IFRS
  • Legal experience preferred but not essential
  • Excel/spreadsheet working to advanced levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Job Offer

Competitive basic salary of up to £60,000 + benefits/hybrid working.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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