Management Accountant - City - up to £70k

Accountant - City, London

Ref: 513Wednesday 29 May 2024

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Management Accountant – City -  up to £70k

Hybrid working, 09:30-17:30

Wise May are looking for a Management Accountant to join our client, a Legal 500 ranked law firm based in the City, this is a great opportunity to join a thriving business and become part of a strong team. 

Duties to include:

  • Assisting with the preparation and submission of monthly management accounts, including all financial accounting and reconciliation processes
  • Monthly reporting of financial results, analysing and communicating variances and providing commentary to support decision making
  • Assisting in the preparation of forecasts and budgets for the balance sheet, cash flow statement and items below EBITDA on the P&L
  • Point of contact for the auditors
  • Reporting to HMRC, ONS and other external agencies
  • Work alongside other team members to establish best in class controls, processes and internal reporting
  • Develop fit for purpose financial systems and controls, with a high degree of data integrity
  • Preparation of monthly consultant invoice reports
  • Approval of Client and Office account transactions
  • Other ad hoc report generation for senior management


  • ACA / ACCA recently qualified accountant (1 – 2-year PQE)
  • Good technical accounting knowledge
  • Experience of financial reporting and group accounting 
  • Analytical skill set and ability to identify and communicate underlying financial trends
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.
  • Excellent operating knowledge of Excel
  • Be able to pick things up quickly with a high attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Be comfortable working in a fast paced company and liaising directly with senior management
  • Confidence to set own goals, ambitious and driven to push limits


  • Discretionary bonus scheme which all employees are eligible to be a part of
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 20% pension (employer contribution) of basic salary (capped at maximum of £40,000 per annum)
  • Life insurance 4x salary
  • Income protection 66.6% of salary (with a 26-week sickness absence)
  • PMI with AXA PPP (this offers subsidised gym memberships)
  • Enhanced Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental & Adoption pay.


We would be keen to speak with anyone who has experience with accounts, client transactions and monthly reporting. 

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