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Financial Accountant - Edinburgh

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21000002 Requisition #
A great opportunity to join a dynamic and successful Finance team. We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to support the group finance function in controlling the Firm’s capital and investment accounting, carrying out monthly postings and reconciliations, as well as partnering and advising the Business Support functions on current performance, annual budget setting, and quarterly reforecasting for project expenditure.


About the role

The Financial Accountant will be responsible for monitoring, controlling and reconciling Firmwide fixed assets, investments, leasehold and ICT capital project expenditure.

Key duties include:

- Ensuring group fixed assets and investments are properly recorded and depreciated in accordance with Firmwide policies and processes.
- Liaising with global finance teams in a group oversight capacity to ensure timely coordination of tasks.
- Routinely controlling and reconciling live project expenditure in conjunction with the Project Management Office (PMO), Procurement, Facilities, IT, and other Business Support functions.
- Routinely attending PMO commercial meetings to plan, initiate, capture, and track new capital expenditure in line with process.
- Maintaining fixed asset software (Asset Pro), associated asset registers, and commercial reconciliations to PMO KeyedIn software / leasehold project trackers.
- Responsible for preparing and posting month end journals as part of a team, ensuring all deliverables are consistently met.
- Preparing and substantiating month end Balance Sheet reconciliations.
- Supporting and advising the business and global finance teams during the group annual budgeting and quarterly reforecasting cycles, updating capital planning software tools accordingly.
- Preparing statutory fixed assets and investments disclosure notes and providing ad hoc request information as part of the year end audit process.
- Actively contribute towards the timely achievement of wider finance team deliverables and continuous improvement of internal processes, including the implementation and development of new practice software.
- Routine preparation and filing of ONS capital expenditure surveys.
- Ensuring the group chart of accounts is properly controlled and correctly maintained.
- Supporting the team as required, providing cover for team members in times of absence.
- Gaining a full understanding of all procedures and systems in place – “roll sleeves up” and help the team when necessary.
- Maintaining good relationships with other departments within the business.


About you

- Prior experience in a group accounting role (essential)
- Strong analytical and MS Excel skills (essential)
- Good practical knowledge of FRS102 (essential)
- Experience of Elite Enterprise / Elite 3E, SAP Business Objects, Asset Pro software (desirable)

Key Competencies:
- Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to operate independently.
- Able to discuss and present issues in a confident, professional and appropriate way.
- Good understanding of financial controls and practical application of policies.
- Self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload, persevering to get the job done.
- Disciplined working under pressure, a team player diligent and reliable in nature.
- Hands-on and proactive with a positive “can do” approach.
- Pride in producing high quality, accurate and timely information.
- Well organised with determination to meet agreed deadlines.
- Good communication skills and the ability to deal with non-finance related personnel.

Qualifications
- Qualified Accountant – ICAS, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Equivalent (essential)
- Have a relevant degree in finance and accounting (2.1 preferred)


About us

  
CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.
  
Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

- 25 days annual leave

- Flexible working opportunities 

- Flexible holiday purchase

- Private Medical Health Insurance

- Pensions package

- Health & wellbeing incentives

- Cycle to work scheme 

- Individual office perks


Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect.  To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).  Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.
All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.


How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Rachel Taylor,Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at Rachel.Taylor@cms-cmno.com, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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