Interim Management Accountant

Wednesday 27 Jul 2022

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I am working with a well regarding IP and Patent law firm who are looking for an interim Management Accountant for a duration of three to four months. This is  is a pivotal role in the Finance team which allows the role-holder a certain level of autonomy as you will be responsible for producing internal management information in a fast-paced but friendly and rewarding environment.  You will review work produced by the Trainee Accountant and build on this to produce accurate and vital internal reports.  

Key Responsibilities

Some of the key areas of responsibility for our Management Accountant are:

  • Production of monthly management accounts for distribution to Partners and Senior Management
  • Review of monthly accounting adjustments including accruals and prepayments, depreciation etc
  • Preparation of monthly departmental financial reports
  • Production of quarterly profit sharing accounts for the Equity Partners
  • Production of quarterly internal accounts for the two overseas entities
  • Quarterly production of full P&L forecast
  • Assist with annual budget preparation
  • Preparation of the firm’s annual LLP accounts
  • Liaise with external auditors to ensure a smooth annual audit
  • Preparation of the annual accounts and responsible for statutory/tax filings for two overseas entities


  • Preparation and entry of payroll journals, and monitoring actual salary costs vs budget
  • Deal with ad-hoc information requests fromFee Earners and Departmental Heads
  • Ad-hoc support to the Head of Finance

Ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Full accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW)
  • Strong technical accounting experience, including experience producing management accounts and other internal management information
  • Experience in a professional service firm would be ideal but not essential
  • Minimum 2:1 Degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
  • A professional, positive, enthusiastic and quality-focused approach An eye for detail with excellent time management and organisation skills ​

Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We believe that the firms that thrive are those with the most diverse team; that's why we work so hard to source the best talent from the broadest pool possible. As an equal opportunities employer we strive to accommodate anyone who may have specific needs. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance.