Management Accountant

01 Nov 2019
29 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Management Accountant

Reporting to: Head of Finance

Based in: Finance Team

Start date: ASAP

REF: RM300


We are currently working with of one of the largest and most successful barristers' chambers in the UK. Following rapid expansion in recent years, they now have over 180 barristers supported by a busy operations team. They are recognised as leaders in criminal defence, civil liberties, housing, immigration, family and public law. Their passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas over the last 40 years. This is reflected in their ground-breaking cases, which hit the news headlines every week.

They are looking to recruit an experienced, conscientious and hardworking Management Accountant to work within their busy Finance Team. The role would be ideal for someone who is currently studying towards their ACCA/CIMA qualifications.

Duties include:

- Assisting and preparing Management Accounts

- Assisting with preparation and monitoring of Cash flow forecast

- Overseeing activities of Accounts Clerk

- Maintain up to date bank reconciliations

- Prepayment/accrual journals

- Nominal ledger reconciliations

- Assist with the preparation of annual audit file and documents for External Auditors

- Ensuring Company's' quarterly VAT Return is submitted and paid in a timely manner

- Purchase and sales ledger control

- Processing supplier and all other BACS payments

- Producing Barristers' weekly payment statements and associated administrative tasks

- Producing Barristers monthly Chambers Invoices and processing Direct Debit

- Ensuring all applicable expenses incurred are appropriately recharged

- Maintaining Special Fund/Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) accounts and associated administrative tasks

- Producing reports for Barristers/Accountants for VAT and Tax purposes

- Assisting with preparation of Insurance Renewals for Barristers/staff

- WIP reporting/Time analysis

- Adhoc reporting and analysis

- Assisting with any other day to day administrative tasks as necessary

Knowledge and Experience:

- 2 years' experience of working in a Finance Role

- Knowledge of Accounting packages

- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including intermediate Excel skills

Person Specification:

- Accuracy and attention to detail when recording financial transactions are essential as is the ability to record all financial transactions in a timely manner and keep the records up to date

- Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to explain information in a clear and understandable way to non-finance professionals

- Ability to prioritise, multitask and use initiative

- Good organisational and time management skills

- Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised

- Ability to work and co-operate as part of a Team, with a positive "can do" attitude

- Ability to follow existing systems and procedures efficiently

- Ability to work in a changing and flexible organisation

- Excellent record of punctuality and attendance


- Salary circa GBP30K depending on experience

- 25 days Holiday

- Pension and other benefits

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm/9.30am to 6pm (weekly rotation)

The deadline for applications is on Friday 8th November 2019, at 4pm.

Interviews will take place ASAP.

They are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and to encouraging diversity.

Applications from ethnic minority and women candidates are welcome. We seek to operate a fair recruitment process

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