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Management Accountant

DLA Piper
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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The role

We are recruiting a Management Accountant to join the UK Management Accounts team based in our Sheffield office.

This is an important role with responsibility for the monthly accounting, annual budgeting and reforecasting for a number of international indirect cost areas and review and maintenance of controls and reconciliations over the Balance Sheets of the UK entities.

The role also has responsibility for the preparation and audit of the year end reporting packages for several UK entities.


  • Monthly management accounts for your areas of responsibility, including reviewing draft numbers before GL close, liaison with global shared service centre in Poland, calculating and posting month end journals, investigating monthly variances to budget
  • Monthly reporting for your areas of responsibility to indirect cost Service Director and UK Head of Finance and contributing to other UK and central finance reporting as required
  • Collaboration with the service areas and stakeholders for your areas of responsibility on the annual budget and reforecast process
  • Reconciliation of Balance Sheet and intercompany accounts. Identification of any corrections required, taking responsibility that these are processed on a timely basis.
  • Preparation of accurate and complete year end reporting packages for UK entities, related audit schedules and supporting information. Liaison with external auditors and the Group Accounts team through the annual audit process
  • Other ad-hoc projects and preparation of other information and reporting as required such as VAT, external surveys and for internal business requirements
  • Be a point of contact in central finance for your areas of responsibility including responding to queries and information requests


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent)
  • Strong technical background and be confident technically
  • Advanced Excel and Power BI skills
  • Experience of SAP and TM1 would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be comfortable with communicating with a wide range of stakeholders from both finance and non-finance backgrounds
  • Naturally curious mindset, with a desire to understand the story and the business implications behind the numbers
  • Attention to detail and enjoy problem solving
  • Able to challenge current practice and thinking and to be challenged in order to improve processes
  • Self-motivated, with a logical and organised approach to work
  • Able to work independently as well as being part of a team, and have a strong client service orientation
  • Comfortable operating in sometimes ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative personal working style
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working to conflicting timescales on multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment

The Department

Finance is a highly valued, professional team who act in the Firm’s best interests, successfully managing international finance, compliance and tax obligations.   We are globally consistent and accessible, mindful of local requirements and support our partners, legal and business services professional to meet our clients’ needs.

The central finance team for DLA Piper International is located predominantly in Sheffield, with local finance managers also located across each office in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The UK Management Accounts team is part of the Accounting, Control and Compliance team, which in turn is one of five key central teams. The others being, Partner Accounting and Taxation, Commercial Finance, Finance Service Delivery and Finance Systems.

The UK Management Accounts team supports the UK Head of Finance and all indirect cost Service Directors and also works closely with other teams across central finance.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals 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.


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


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 recognise 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.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, 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 work-related references.


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, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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+44 (0)20 7349 0296
160 Aldersgate Street

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