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Practice Area/Department Finance / Accounting / Billing PQE Level N/A Description

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Travers Smith

Travers Smith is an award-winning UK law firm. We build lasting relationships with public and private sector clients. It is Travers Smith’s purpose to provide the very highest quality of service to our clients whilst enabling our people to achieve professional fulfilment in a supportive, inclusive and enjoyable working environment.

The Department:

The Central Finance Department is a team of circa 30, currently undergoing a number of exciting changes. We recently completed the implementation of a new Practice Management Solution, Aderant, and this has presented several new opportunities. The longer-term vision of the department is to not only continue to provide exceptional service levels but also to develop and enhance systems to ensure these services are delivered efficiently and innovatively.

The Role:

This role is best suited to a fully qualified Management Accountant with minimum 3 years previous experience of a similar role within the legal sector. The appointed Management Accountant will work in the Management Information & Reporting division of the Central Finance Team who are responsible for reporting the firm’s results, including statutory and management accounts, budgets, forecasts, key performance indicators and performance reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts, including variance analysis, P&L and balance sheet and other reports.
  • Annual overheads budget and forecasting process, liaising with and supporting the Heads of Business Services.
  • Business Partnering with Business Services leaders, providing financial analysis, commentary and responding to queries.
  • Working with the Finance Systems Team / Analysts to develop the General Ledger reporting suite.
  • Preparation of the data and schedules for the LLP’s tax computation.
  • Assisting with PAYE settlement agreement schedules.
  • Assisting with the quarterly Vat return.
  • Quarterly & Annual legal surveys and National Statistics reporting.
  • Supervision of Fixed asset register, prepayments and accruals.
  • Preparation and posting of other month end journal adjustments & monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • The list of key responsibilities is not exhaustive and is intended to provide a general idea of the main duties. As such the role may also include undertaking additional tasks as required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.
  • Experience in a similar role within a legal practice.
  • Advanced excel skills, knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • A good team player with the ability to work autonomously as required.
  • Experience of Aderant an advantage.
  • Confidential with sensitive information.