Assistant Management Accountant

Potter Clarkson LLP
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

We have an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Management Accountant to join our Finance team based in our Nottingham office.

Potter Clarkson LLP is one of the leading pan-European Intellectual Property law firms, with seven offices across the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany.

We offer clients a full IP service to support them in achieving their commercial objectives. We pride ourselves in the exceptional level of client care offered by our approachable and engaged team.

We have over 90 patent and trade mark professionals and 10 IP solicitors, who are expertly assisted by over 130 support staff and state of the art IT infrastructure.

The firm is consistently ranked in the top tier of major legal guides, such as Legal 500 and MIP. We also hold three independent ISO accreditations which evidence our high level of environmental awareness, service provision and information security.

We are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance, and supporting the wellbeing of all our people. We offer a wealth of health and wellbeing benefits and resources including healthcare, attractive flexible working options, sports and social groups, virtual mindfulness sessions, a virtual wellbeing hub, mental health first aiders, and a busy social calendar.

The role

The role will be working with the Management Accountant and assisting in the provision of relevant, reliable and timely information for internal and external reporting purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing key input to month end processes and in conjunction with the rest of the accounting team to ensure month end reporting deadlines are met;
  • Assisting in ensuring all statutory requirements are met;
  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts, including foreign subsidiaries on a monthly basis;
  • Undertaking expense and overhead analysis and assist in reporting variances;
  • Recharging operating expenses to other group entities;
  • Assisting in balance sheet management of e.g. fixed assets, accruals and prepayments including assisting with the balance sheet reconciliation process;
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budgets and business forecasts;
  • Assisting in controlling the payroll general ledger postings;
  • Assisting in managing intercompany balances;
  • Building knowledge of the accounting system in order to assist in its administration;
  • Assisting in the efficient execution of the external audit and the production of audit information prior to and during the audit process;
  • Assisting in maintaining external relationships with auditors and other external advisers in order to obtain best possible outcomes for the firm;
  • Taking on ad hoc duties as and when they arise.
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • Experience within management accounting;
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads;
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a proactive and personable approach;
  • Receptive and open to learning new skills and acquiring an understanding of the industry;
  • Process driven, organised individual who excels at meeting deadlines when working within a busy team environment;
  • Preferably part qualified - ACCA/ACA/CIMA;
  • Industry experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • A company pension scheme.
  • Healthcare package.
  • Life assurance.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Annual corporate social responsibility day.
  • Birthday leave.
  • Flexible working policy.
  • Travel loan scheme.
  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Purchase of extra holiday scheme.
  • Company away days & social events.
We are committed to providing a highly supportive, inclusive and stimulating workplace for all our people. Read more about how we're building a more equal, diverse and inclusive culture here.

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