Treasury & Project Accountant - Edinburgh

Scotland, Edinburgh
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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We are looking for a Treasury and Project Accountant in Edinburgh.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients, our people, and the communities we work in.

We take a bold, dynamic, and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to 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 working. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.

About the Role

The Treasury function covers the following main tasks:
* UK cashflow
* UK RCF reporting
* FX exposure
* Overseas cash management
* Managing intragroup billing settlement processes
* Maintenance of partner fixed capital typically provided by bank loans

Project role includes:
* Assisting with ad hoc projects within the group aiming to enhance the control environment
* Drafting of technical papers, process documentation and proposals
* Presentation and rollout of the aforementioned projects to the business

Key tasks include working with the Senior Financial Control and Treasury Manager and other team members as necessary on the following:

* UK cashflow
Update of weekly cash flow forecast
Assist with upgrading current cash flow modelling
* UK RCF reporting
Compile quarterly RCF reporting for our external lenders
* FX exposure
Assist with documentation and implementation of FX processes
* Overseas cash management
Assist with documentation of overseas loan documentation
Ensure balances and interest are up to date for loans
* Managing intragroup billing settlement processes
Liaise with intercompany accountant specialists to propose settlement balances
* Partner Capital
Working with the partnership accounting team to ensure prompt updating of partner capital and maintenance of appropriate banking facilities which will include liaising with the firm's bankers.
Assist the Senior Financial Control and Treasury Manager with the identification, progress and documentation of various projects.
Assist with the monitoring and update of processes and controls within the MOAM.
Be an integral part of the roll out of processes to the international teams

About You

Previous experience

* Working as part of a finance team

Professional/Educational Qualification

* Graduate level education
* Formal accountancy qualification preferred
* Proficient in MS Office applications (minimum of Excel and Word)

Skills & Experience required

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels.
* Self-motivated, responsive, open and professional manner
* Strong analytical skills
* Grasps, retains and analyses complex information and concepts; great attention to detail.
* Deliver high quality, risk aware, pragmatic and practical advice in client friendly, jargon free language (oral and written).
* Identify issues, risks and conflicts at an early stage, seeking assistance as necessary.

Equal Opportunities

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. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion 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 74 offices in 44 countries and 5000+ 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.

We’re a global law firm. We focus on the big and the small. We look to the future and embrace agility and challenge. We are experts in our sectors and have the rankings to back that up.  But it’s not all sectors and rankings. We focus on relationships. We’re a community. We look out for each other, encourage everyone to be themselves, and the best version of that. We’re friendly and go-getting. We act with purpose and find passion in what we do. We seek out different ways of thinking and doing. We don’t want everyone to be the same.  We know the best route forward is with the most diverse group of colleagues as possible. We’re here to build a better future.

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. 

Our culture

It’s all about relationships. Our relationship with you, your relationship with us, and the relationships we have with clients and the communities around us. We want you to thrive and show your personality. Foster community, work together, listen, be open, and help each other succeed. Act with purpose and find passion. Strive for progress and embrace challenges. Seek out different ways of thinking and doing. We value trust over rules.

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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