Here at DLA Piper we have an opportunity for a 9 month Fixed Term Contract to join the exciting International Management Accounts team. Your role will be so varied having responsibility for the local finance teams in 24 different countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East.
If you have previous International exposure, you're a strong communicator and building relationships is a key strength then we're keen to hear from you about this opportunity.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Check that all countries have completed their variance analysis reports
Query any unexpected variances in the monthly management accounts with the relevant local finance team
Prepare year end consolidation package templates for distribution to local finance teams. Review final drafts and ensure that all are ready for audit according to the year end timetable
Support local finance teams in understanding any IFRS adjustments required for their entity
Be a point of contact for external auditors
Liaise with local finance teams to post year end and local statutory journals
Support local finance teams in completing the local to group reconciliation process
Local finance team liaison
Lead the quarterly Financial Controller calls
Attend and present at Financial Controller conferences
Carry out regular visits to local finance teams in different countries to build relationships and trouble shoot specific issues
Assist with inductions for new Financial Controllers and local finance team members
Act as a point of contact in central finance for local finance teams, including responding to queries and requests for information
Projects, working on various ad hoc projects such as:
Transition of work from one team to another
Setting up or acquisition of new entities
Demerger and restructure of entities
Supporting local finance teams with implementation of new software
Assisting on business compliance review visits
Following up on financial risks identified in local finance teams
Support improvements to financial controls and other efficiencies
Contributing to various meetings in central finance
Be a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent)
Have a strong technical background and be confident technically
Previous international exposure would be preferable and be willing to travel internationally
Be comfortable meeting and building up relationships with members of the local finance teams
Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be fluent in English
Have an interest in finance systems
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:
Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.
We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.
We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.