Junior/Mid-Level Accountant (part-time 80% is possible)

Finance

Job Reference

220000XN

Function

Finance

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

As an Accountant at DLA Piper in Luxembourg, you will work in an ambitious organization that is constantly evolving internationally and growing its people to meet the challenges. You will work and interact with internal stakeholders such as Lawyers, HR, IT, Business Development, other departments as well as with colleagues in our international network of offices, external parties such as banks, authorities, and accountants.

You are responsible for a wide range of day-to-day operational activities and general accounting.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor level degree in accounting, with at least 3-4 years of practical working experience in an accounting department and the desire to add value to the service offering of the team.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Head of Finance and while being autonomous in your work your tasks cover but are not restricted to:

  • Booking of day-to-day activities (accounts payables, accounts receivables, cash receipts etc.)  and of more complex transactions
  • Involvement in various internationally driven projects (migration to SAP in Jan 2023 etc.)
  • Supporting lawyers on Finance related matters
  • Perform all related accounting functions required to maintain the general ledger in compliance with local GAAP and company policy and procedures
  • Ensure vendor invoices and check requests are paid in accordance with authorization and approval policies and follow up on invoices not approved
  • Participation to month-end and year-end closing activities to ensure timely reporting as well as assist with yearly statutory audit
  • Compile sales tax/use tax information and prepare tax returns (VAT etc.)
  • Generate balance sheet reconciliations ensuring financial statement accuracy
  • Prepare fixed asset tracking and reconciliations including monthly depreciation
  • Develop procedures to improve workflow efficiency and internal controls and support periodic internal audit/compliance reviews
  • Support the generation of the annual financial statements, prepare documentation for external auditors, and support annual audit process
  • Project work - cooperation with the GSC in Poland and the resulting implementation of the processes in the Luxembourg Finance Processes  

The above list is not exhaustive and there will be opportunity to develop your skills depending on your abilities.

ABOUT YOU

  • You have a Bachelor in Accounting (or equivalent, e.g. BTS/DUT) with a minimum of 3-4 years' experience in general accounting
  • You have experience in a commercial or a professional services company
  • You have a good knowledge of VAT and taxes in Luxembourg
  • You have excellent knowledge of Excel and experience in SAP is a plus
  • You have good communication skills, both written and verbal, and are fluent in French and English
  • You have good time management skills and a high level of accuracy
  • You are methodical, have a mature disposition and are stress resistant
  • You are a pro-active team player who can work independently and take ownership as necessary
  • You are a team player, always willing to help other team members
  • You have a hands-on attitude and are results-oriented

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 are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding 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.