Statutory Reporting & Analysis Accountant

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1353451

 Job Description

Are you the type of person who thrives in a fast paced corporate environment, who enjoys working with colleagues across the world? If this sounds like you we are looking for a Statutory Reporting & Analysis Accountant to join our highly regarded team at Baker McKenzie, Belfast.

 

Are you the type of person who thrives in a fast paced corporate environment, who enjoys working with colleagues across the world? If this sounds like you we are looking for a Statutory Reporting & Analysis Accountant to join our highly regarded team at Baker McKenzie, Belfast.

  • The purpose of the position is to:
  • Support the statutory billing, accounting and reporting requirements of the Member
  • Firm structure as it relates to the Service agreements.
  • Develop and implement tools and processes to ensure accurate processing of global costs for statutory reporting and billing purposes.
  • Develop and implement tools and processes to ensure the accurate statutory accounting for business events in special purpose and global entities.
  • Liaise with other Global Finance teams on monthly processing and accounting issues.
  • Liaise with GIS on system issue resolution.
  • Provide leadership and training for staff.
  • Coordination and supervision of projects and tasks for the staff in different time zones.

We are looking for someone to join the team who has a very strong work ethic and a genuine interest in working for a law firm.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the accounting and allocation of global/regional costs for statutory reporting purposes.
  • Manage the preparation of financial statements and maintain accurate books and records for special purpose and global entities.
  • Liaise with Global Budgets group and other Global Finance groups on accounting issues and train on accounting changes driven by statutory needs.
  • Manage the modelling process for statutory P&L and service fee amounts due from Member Firms.
  • Consult with Member Firm finance personnel to resolve accounting issues and to identify documentation needs.
  • Manage preparation of the final year-end statutory P&L results for Member Firms.
  • Establish accounting for transactions that require different treatment for statutory purpose and oversee training and implementation.
  • Manage preparation of reporting and documentation to support Service Fees (global/regional costs) billed to Member Firms.
  • Recruiting, Supervision and development of staff in a different location.

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree (2:1 classification or above preferred).
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA or equivalent).
  • 6-10 years experience in a corporate financial management or professional services environment; law firm experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial systems (SAP preferred), and business applications and languages (Excel, Access, SQL).
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience.

Personal & Technical Skills:

  • Understanding management reporting, statutory reporting and interfirm billing processes.
  • Very Strong understanding of general accounting principles.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Flexibility with regards to changing priorities.
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently with supervisor and staff in a different location.