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Senior Partnership Accountant - Edinburgh

£40,000 - £50,000 - Professional Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1938 Date Posted: Thursday 12 May 2022
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W&A is working with an international law firm based in Edinburgh to help source a Senior Partnership Accountant. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a future-facing law firm, leading the partnership accounts team with growing complexity within the business. 

The scale of the business presents the job holder with the opportunity to perform in a large, at times complex, cross-border organisation and building relationships therein.  

This role is a high-profile role that plays a key part in the Partnership compensation process.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Fixed capital - maintaining the capital and interest model for all partners and ensuring that required capital is fully paid up within the HMRC time frame required, this includes liaising with the firm’s bankers 

  • Payments to partners – regular monthly payments and periodic payments to clear the balance of profits earned but not yet paid 

  • Calculation and payment of interest due to partners in respect of balances held by the firm 

  • Dealing with partner costs / charges 

  • Liaising with the General Counsels and partnership secretary with arrangements for new partners, leavers and changes to arrangements 

  • Recording and updating balances of profits retained after allowing for tax provisions in conjunction with the tax team 

  • Assisting the wider finance team in other accounting tasks when required.  

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  • Professionally qualified accountant. However, applicants in the latter stages of studying for a professional qualification, that can demonstrate relevant transferrable skills, will also be considered  

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically intermediate Excel 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable liaising with Partner level stakeholders 

  • Strong analytical skills