Management Accountant (Law firm)

Job Title: Management Accountant
Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Location: City of London
Industry: Legal/Law

The JM Longbridge Group are working with a leading law firm based in the City of London on a Management Accountant role. This is a full-time, permanent role with hybrid working arrangements.

Their London accounts team currently comprises of 30 employees. The Management Accountant will report into the Finance Manager. There will also be frequent liaison with their Director of Accounts and their Chief Financial Controller.

Main Responsibilities
* Assist in the preparation of monthly Management Accounts
* Monthly review of Practice Group performance and investigating variances
* Business partnering with practice group and practice area leaders. Providing financial analysis, answering queries and providing commercial insight and commentary where relevant.
* Assisting with the London annual budgeting and forecasting process. Providing support to both Practice Group Leaders and the Heads of Business Services during the process.
* Preparation of monthly and annual cash flow forecasts
* Intercompany billing and account reconciliations
* Assist with the preparation of LLP's tax computation and PAYE Settlement Agreement schedules
* Reviewing the London office bank and petty cash reconciliations
* Authorisation of supplier invoices, staff expense claims and bank payments
* Preparation of bank covenant calculations
* Providing figures to assist the annual partner appraisal process
* Assisting with the testing and development of new financial reports
* Preparation of quarterly & annual legal surveys and National Statistics reports
* Preparation of ad hoc management information
* Reviewing the work of the assistant management accountants and developing their accounting skills

Attributes/Skills Required
* Experience of preparing monthly management accounts
* Strong excel skills
* A flexible, professional, and proactive attitude
* Able to use own initiative and challenge work practices
* Strong communication and inter-personal skills and excellent team player
* Be flexible to do any additional hours when necessary to meet task deadlines
* Qualified or part qualified accountant
* The individual should have experience of the legal or professional services environment

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.