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Financial Accountant (6 Month FTC)

£50000 - £60000 per annum
City of London

Job description

Morgan Hunt are currently working on behalf of a full suite top 50 City of London Law Firm who are looking to appoint a qualified Financial Accountant to join their team on an initial 6-12 Month Contract.

The firm, who have stunning offices in the City of London as well as a wide global coverage, have been at the forefront of the legal sector for over 25 years. The pride themselves on their high levels of client care, legal expertise and excellence and investment in their people.

They are now looking to strengthen their legal finance team by adding a fully qualified Financial Accountant to cover a maternity period for 6-12 months. The Financial Accountant will be responsible for a varied set of accounting duties and would ideally have prior experience completing month end management accounts, year end financial statements and if possible, some experience with VAT, surveys & payroll reconciliations.

Financial Accountant - Key Duties:

Management Accounting:

  • Control and review of the intercompany accounts, including reconciliation of the intercompany balances on a monthly basis and ensuring that transfers between offices are accounted for correctly.
  • Updating of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Preparation of recurring global management cost allocation spreadsheet and raising of intercompany bills.
  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management consolidated balance sheets.

Year End Accounts & Audit:

  • Creation of year-end balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Taking responsibility for audit requests.
  • Taking responsibility of the trial balance for some of the smaller offices.
  • Liaison with staff in international offices in order to coordinate responses to auditor queries.
  • Preparation of year-end financial statements.

Skills & Experience

  • Microsoft Excel to a very high standard.
  • Attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team.
  • Ability to take initiative working calmly with challenging deadlines.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant looking to gain exposure within a large dynamic law firm, either to further their career or rejuvenate it. All working hours are on a flexible basis and the firm take a very mature stance on working from home.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Sam Vorley
Managing Consultant
Finance Team
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