Expenses & Accounts Payable Analyst

Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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We are looking for Accounts Payable and Expense Analyst to ensure a smooth process of expense transactions and invoice processing, with work produced to a consistently high professional standard, focusing on stakeholder and client satisfaction, and effective stakeholder communication and service orientation, and to ensure compliance with the firm's policies and regulatory requirements.

About CMSCMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the RoleYour responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
- Administration of Expense System - Chrome River
- Administration of Approval Matrix with Expense System
- Working with Finance Systems Team and Financial Accountants in relation to expense types and mapping
- Liaising with External Auditors on tax queries
- Working with HR and Tax teams in relation to Expense Policy
- Working with stakeholders to ensure expenses/credit card transactions and travel data feeds are processed efficiently
- Analyse Unapproved, unprocessed, and draft expense items
- Administration of new starters and leavers
- Audit of items allocated to Expense Team
- Audit of items reclaimed outside of expense policy
- Administration of delegates within Expense System
- Handling and resolving queries to ensure transactions are processed and allocated to matters promptly
- Processing out of pocket payments and direct debits through bank portal and 3E
- Administration of Corporate Credit Card Programme
- Reconciling monthly Credit Card Statements for 300+ users
- Regular audit of Corporate Credit Card Holders
- Working with Financial Accounts to reconcile balance sheet accounts
- Providing monthly reports to budget holders
- Working with Cashiers to complete bank reconciliations
- General queries and calls from stakeholders and suppliers
- Knowledge of Accounts Payable function to allow full exposure of all team activities

About YouQualifications & Experience
- Proven and relevant experience within a similar position within a professional services environment
- Desirable: Elite 3E or Elite Enterprise and an Expense system
- Desirable: Understanding of the legal industry and its operating model

Skills & Knowledge
- Good analytical skills
- Flexible, with the ability to multi-task
- An attention to detail in meet the high standards of accuracy required
- Able to work under time pressure demanded by tight deadlines
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a focus on customer service
- Ability to manage different stakeholders confidently and diplomatically

Equal OpportunitiesAt CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.



CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
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