Financial Accountant

Michael Page
London, England
GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum
08 Aug 2022
05 Sep 2022
JN -082022-5712488
James Fowler
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Full Time

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.

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