Finance Reporting - Accounting Team Leader

Finance

Job Reference

210000AJ

Function

Finance

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

At DLA Piper, innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.

We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.

This role will play an integral part in the Finance Reporting team, with a core responsibility to deliver timely, accurate and relevant standard reporting to the firm’s leadership, Marketing and Finance teams to enable operational and strategic decision making. 

The team is currently undergoing a series of changes in terms of automation and people, this role will be at the forefront of these changes, and strong people management skills will be required to lead the team through streamlining reporting and the automation of processes in an ever changing environment.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organise the team’s workload and manage resources accordingly to deliver to key monthly deadlines
  • Continue to develop standard processes around current reporting and accounting procedures, automating wherever possible
  • Work with the GSC on migrating key tasks and develop their processing capabilities
  • Ensure team member’s skills continue to be developed and utilised, identify new development and training needs of the team to ensure they can deliver against the ever changing team deliverables 
  • Conduct twice yearly performance reviews for direct reports, managing study leave and holiday requests, ensure the same for your direct reports line management. 
  • Have a close working relationship with the Finance Reporting - Analytics team leader ensuring where there is cross over of work, adequate cover is arranged. 
  • Involvement in the UK LLP audit, including the management and delivery of deliverables and liaising with Auditors and answering queries and co-ordination with the group team regarding production of the financial statements
  • Standard Reporting responsibilities cover; Management accounts, Net Profit & Contribution reporting, Client reporting & Year end

ABOUT YOU

  • Qualified Accountant CIMA / ACCA or similar
  • Have a focus on accuracy and the ability to meet deadlines 
  • Be able to lead and manage direct reports to perform to the appropriate standards
  • Be willing to embrace change and drive continuous improvement 
  • Have an understanding of how reporting systems can be used to improve reporting 
  • Have good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be able to build and maintain strong productive relationships with other teams
  • Demonstrate an enthusiatic, patient and collaborative working styleAbility to problem solve with a structured and logical approach
  • Great team working skills and a passion for delivering results
  • Experience/knowledge with the following toolsets: SAP, Business Objects, Planning Analytics (desirable), Concur (desirable)
  • Experience of working with offshore delivery centres (desirable)

ABOUT US

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.

OUR VALUES

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, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know 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.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will 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.