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Management Accountant (FTC)

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy

Accounting & Finance
Belfast, UK
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

7748BR

Management Accountant (FTC)

Finance

United Kingdom - Belfast

Hybrid (combination of office & remote working)

Job description

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. We work on some of the most challenging and important deals and have built a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. The legal industry is changing, and we're committed to leading that change, putting our people first, embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work. Our business teams work hand-in-hand with our lawyers, Consultants and other specialist teams, and are ambitious, driven and leaders in their field.

With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional goals, recognising that those may look different for everyone.

We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re determined to play our part in advancing a workplace where progress is made by harnessing our differences – whatever defines you, we ask you to bring your whole self to work. What truly defines a career at Allen & Overy? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. We provide challenge, support and a place for you to belong. And together we excel, working on meaningful projects of global significance.

Department purpose
The Belfast Finance department provides services to the A&O network of offices covering management and financial accounting & reporting, revenue control (including eBilling), credit control, accounts payable and tax. Offices currently served are London, Belfast, US, South Africa, Israel, UAE, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

There is a strong client service ethic and we work to Service Level Agreements, targets and deadlines to deliver in line with client expectations.

What you will do

Functional Leadership:
  • Responsible for internal management accounting & reporting supporting UK offices;
  • Ensure processes and internal controls are documented, follow best practice and are continually improved, assisting the Finance Manager to plan and implement changes as appropriate;
  • Prioritise work effectively, making realistic compromises when necessary in order to deliver;
  • Support the annual financial audit process, providing accurate information to the auditors in a timely manner and execute the annual budgetary/forecasting process;
  • Assist the Finance Manager and the Financial Control team to develop practical solutions to improve the service and undertake value added activities;
  • Ensure that financial data is accurately captured in the financial and forecasting systems;
  • Become a trusted advisor to budget holders, business managers and key members of other finance teams, having the ability to present technical information in a way that is easily understood by a non-specialist audience;
  • Provide support to the Finance Manager on business improvement projects that are required to improve the quality of output from the overall group;
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with the customer (CFO’s), provide constructive feedback to the client regarding issues and problems encountered while delivering the service; and
  • Anticipate the needs of the customer and provide timely solutions and opinions on complex matters.

What you will have
  • Ability to deliver high quality client service by building strong trusted advisor relationships with clients and senior management;
  • Good communicator, being able to tailor conversations to non-financial orientated individuals/teams;
  • Ability to balance on-going projects with business priorities; and
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and understanding and identify creative solutions to technical issues.

Who we are looking for
  • An individual with similar experience in an accounting role working in a commercial environment;
  • Qualified or part-qualified member of a recognised accounting body;
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills; and
  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office skills and direct experience of complex finance systems.
We are recruiting for 2 fixed term contract positions, a 14 month duration and an 18 month duration