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Management Accountant

Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 27, 2022

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Management accountant

For DWF's high profile Finance Team, we are seeking to recruit an experienced Management Accountant for our Central Services Division based in our prestigious Manchester office.

As an experienced Management Accountant, you will work closely with the Division's Finance Business Partner in providing timely financial information and insight that supports business decision-making. You will take ownership of relevant Management Account packs and work closely with the wider Finance Team to deliver regular, timely and accurate financial information to the business with an eye for continual improvement and development of process and output.

This role offers you the opportunity to

Own and produce the monthly Divisional Management Accounts and associated reporting packs.

Support the Finance Business Partner as a key finance contact for Department Heads.

Implement action points from divisional Monthly Review Meetings.

Work with a mind-set of continuous improvement. Identify opportunities for simplification, optimisation and standardisation of process and, where relevant, take responsibility for change.

Become the team expert on critical processes (e.g. payroll) so that all critical processes are covered by the Financial Control team.

Produce and oversee production of the monthly P&L analysis and certain balance sheet reconciliations, taking responsibility for their delivery to Group reporting timetables.

Take personal responsibility for your journal postings, ensuring other teams affected understand their impact.
  • Assist with the development and training of the team's assistant accountants.
  • Assist all other areas of the Financial Control Team as appropriate.

We are keen to hear from candidates who share our values of teamwork and client focus. A similar financial background in a legal environment would be ideal, with:
  • A desire to be a part of a fast-paced environment of a listed company to support the team delivering results to timetable.
  • Experience of working through a month end is desirable (but not mandatory)
  • Holder of a recognised professional accounting qualification or significant experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to summarise information concisely, particularly to non-finance colleagues.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Excel.
  • High level of attention to detail with significant emphasis on quality of work.

Are you a dynamic and passionate individual with experience gained within a busy and fast paced environment?

Then we would love to hear from you!!

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. Thats why, when you join DWF, youll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

DWF is a flexible business which has adopted a hybrid working model where our people enjoy a mix of home and office working. We believe that by operating in a hybrid way, our people enjoy the advantages of both office based collaboration and learning, as well as working from home. This way of working allows us to honour our commitment to being a responsible business, offer flexibility and better work life balance as well as ensuring we preserve the DWF culture and values. We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible and agile role and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So weve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. We deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.

ESG strategy

We have an ambitious and sector-leading ESG strategy with a proven track record of delivery, and we have a clear commitment to halve our carbon emissions and be net zero by 2030. We continue to stretch ourselves to become more diverse and inclusive through a range of targets including 40% female and 10% BAME across partner and equivalent roles by 2025. Since it launched in 2015, the DWF Foundation (an independent charity, founded by DWF) has distributed c.£900,000 in our local communities.

Our colleagues

We work together with a strong sense of purpose and we know we can make a difference with each other, with our clients and with our communities. Our colleagues are part of a pioneering business, which is disrupting the legal sector, and they enjoy future career opportunities on a global scale and outside of traditional law at the cutting edge of modern legal and business services. Our reward and benefits are competitive, family friendly and help us to deliver on our sustainability goals.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. Please click the following link ( which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.
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