Senior Financial Accountant

King & Wood Mallesons
South East England
30 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The firm

King & Wood Mallesons is a new choice of law firm bringing a fresh perspective to commercial thinking and client experience. Strategically positioned in the world's growth markets, around 2,700 lawyers in more than 30 international offices are cutting through the challenges facing business, providing commercial solutions and transforming the way legal services are delivered. We work together with clients to shape a new world for their business, creating real value by combining entrepreneurial spirit with intellectual rigour and deep local knowledge, to provide quality legal solutions that are innovative and often ground breaking. As the first firm in the world able to practise English, European, PRC, Hong Kong and Australian law, we are unrivalled in our ability to connect clients with opportunities in and out of the key Asian growth markets. We provide top quality legal advice, with genuine capability and real cultural understanding in each of the markets we operate. Advising international and domestic clients on the full spectrum of commercial, financial and specialist legal services, we have a principal focus on: Antitrust & Regulatory, Banking & Finance, Corporate, M&A and Securities, Dispute Resolution, Funds, Intellectual Property and tax. The firm also has deep industry expertise in the following sectors: Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Technology, Media, & telecoms. For more information, visit our website: .

The opportunity

The Senior Financial Accountant will be responsible for development, improvement and maintenance of the regional financial control environment, overseeing and assisting with the statutory and financial accounting processes and will have involvement in the regions cashflow reporting and forecasting processes.

The Senior Financial Accountant will hold a professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA).

Key responsibilities:

Internal Controls

Contribution to continuing development and improvement of internal controls
Reviewing and implementing all financial policies and procedures across all regional offices
Review external audit report and responses and ensure recommendations are implemented and embedded within the business and actions are resolved on a timely basis.
Regional balance sheet maintenance and analysis including overseeing and assisting with reconciliation processes

Financial Accounting

Overseeing and assisting with the preparation of the UK partnership and company statutory accounts
Ensure timely and accurate completion of all monthly, quarterly and annual accounting responsibilities.
Liaising with external auditors


Regional cash flow forecasting, planning and development
Assisting to establish and operate regional treasury function


Supporting finance team with any requests from stakeholders
Ad hoc tasks including projects

Skills/ Knowledge required


Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA
Strong internal controls experience
Strong technical and financial reporting experience


Law firm experience not necessary but experience in LLP seen favourably

Abilities/ aptitudes

Systematic and logical approach to working
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Business orientated approach
Ability to interact with people at all levels
Self-starting and self-motivated
Ability to take the initiative
Creative, 'can do' attitude
Well-presented and confident

Equal opportunities

Our people are our greatest asset. We are committed to the recruitment and employment of individuals on the basis of their qualifications, skills and experience for the work they are to perform. We recruit, employ and promote regardless of an individual's sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnic origin, nationality, age, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment or disability.