Assistant Partnership Accountant (3-month fixed-term contract)

London (City)
Up to £50,000 per annum pro rata + benefits
26 Apr 2021
24 May 2021
Job Title
Legal Finance
Contract Type
Full Time

The Firm
HFW is a sector focused global law firm.  We have over 500 lawyers working across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  We take a progressive approach to our roles in commercial business – thinking creatively and pragmatically to support our clients.

Whether we are solving complex issues within the construction, aviation or shipping industries, or providing advice across insurance, commodities and energy we are specialist lawyers here to add value to our clients.  We think about the commercial solution first, and then underpin our advice with a solid foundation of legal expertise. 

The Department
The Partnership & Tax team is responsible for the partners' financial and tax affairs, as well as maintaining the firm's international financial structure and administering the firm's tax lodgings.

The Role
The role will be varied and include:
•       Reconciliation and analysis of individual partners' current, capital and tax suspense accounts
•       Preparing year-end journals
•       Preparing year-end partner financial statements
•       Various year-end partners tax calculations

Key Skills & Experience Required
•    Intermediate / Advance Excel (Pivot Tables, IF statements, MATCH) 
•    Strong double-entry bookkeeping, ideally bottom half of balance sheet
•    Knowledge of partners' current account and tax suspense accounts
•    Legal finance exposure
•    Attention to detail
•    Working with large volume of data 
•    Reconciliations of ledgers
•    Elite 3E

Additional Information

Kindly note that this job description is not contractual. It will be reviewed periodically and may be amended or altered to meet the needs of the firm.

Due to the volume of applications, only those candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

HFW operates a Preferred Supplier List (PSL). Recruitment agencies should not submit CVs unless they are part of the PSL and have been engaged regarding this specific vacancy.

HFW aims to ensure equality of opportunity, and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications to this Professional Support Lawyer role will be considered only on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

HFW collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants to manage its recruitment process. The firm is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. For information on how the firm will process your data, please see our Privacy Notice on our website (, in the section "What we collect and how we use it".

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