Preparation of Houston's monthly management accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet) with variance analysis and supporting documentation. Posting of accruals, prepayments and other accounting adjustments. Preparation of monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts. Preparation of monthly office and client bank reconciliations for review and sign off. Fixed asset register maintenance. Recording of inter-office transactions by ensuring that all inter-office charges and transfers are properly reviewed, posted and invoiced quarterly to the international offices. Preparation of the annual office budget. Preparation of the monthly cash-flow forecasts with analysis for submission to the head office in the UK. Local statutory accounts preparation and review. Providing cover for transactional posting support for the billing function on Elite 3E. Provide transactional posting support for the Cashiering and AP function on Elite 3E. Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting as required of general ledger account transactions as required. Support Internal Audit- supporting internal audit regularly in carrying out their review of controls, processes and documentation, by responding to their requests for information. Safeguarding and administering client monies in line with the UK SRA rules. Ensuring that policies and procedures are in place that adhere to HFW's global standard and the Houston office financial procedures are kept updated with global policies and procedures. Liaising with external auditors and consultants as required. Liaising with the firms local bankers. Dealing with the local tax authorities as and when required.
Fully qualified accountant-CPA or qualfied by experience. Experience in billing/Cashiering/Accounts Payable and General Finance. Elite 3E knowledge and processing experience desireable. Advanced MS Excel and Word.
Team player, self starter. "Hands on" individual who is hard working, diligent and proactive. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Good organizational skills with ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
HFW is an international law firm with a strong global presence and a reputation for providing an excellent service to an impressive list of domestic and international clients. With over 450 lawyers working across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, we provide a global and seamless service 24 hours a day. We are dynamic, entrepreneurial and leaders in our specialist areas. ... Many of our partners are recognised experts. The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP. The Houston office currently has 17 lawyers and 11 support staff and is located in the Galleria area. The Management Accountant / Staff Accountant is required to join the Houston office on a part time basis, to support the local accounting requirements, perform transactional processing functions on the Elite 3E system and deliver office reporting on a timely basis both locally and to the head office based in the UK.