We're currently looking for a Finance Assistant to join the Finance Processing and Compliance team in our Newcastle office.
This role falls within our hybrid working policy. Whilst some flexibility is required, most new full-time employees spend around 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.
Central to our success are of course our very talented lawyers, but they couldn't achieve their results without the ongoing support from our Finance team who have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance, and our Processing and Compliance team are a crucial cog in our finance wheel. The Processing and Compliance team ensures our lawyers act according to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR).
Part of your role will involve maintaining accurate records and ensuring spreadsheets are up to date at the end of every day. You'll send out reports, ensuring that all replies are received and chase up any missing responses.
You'll gain an understanding of, and comply with, the SAR as well as all financial/firm policies.
The wider Finance team adopts a 'one team' approach so you'll work closely with other departments, such as Accounts Payable and Treasury.
What are we looking for?
It goes without saying that to be successful in this role you'll have excellent IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel. You'll also be able to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels across the business, and be organised and methodical in your approach.
It would be great if you have experience of working within a finance team, however this isn't essential as full training will be given.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for ethnic diversity, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns. We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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