Management Accountant

Brodies LLP
29 Aug 2020
24 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Brodies LLP is the largest law firm headquartered in Scotland measured by income, directory rankings, and lawyer numbers. With more than 700 people working across Aberdeen, Dingwall, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, we combine the individual expertise of our colleagues, from all areas of our business, so that we can deliver Enlightened Thinking - new knowledge and new legal possibilities that are uniquely suited to each of our clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally.


Management Accountant

Based in Glasgow

REPORTING TO Day to day reporting line is to the Senior Management Accountant. Overall reporting is to the Financial Controller.


We are currently looking for candidates with a background in management accounting, who have the passion and ambition to develop their skills as a key part of the Financial Reporting team.

We at Brodies place a strong emphasis on producing financial information quickly and accurately. Our aim is to get this information to the owners of the business in a timely manner, enabling them to make informed decisions. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Management Accountant and other members of the Financial Reporting team to assist them in their preparation of financial and management accounting information for the business.

The Financial Reporting team work to tight deadlines and deliver effectively under pressure. The successful candidate will be expected to use analytical thinking, problem solving skills and a can-do approach to ensure the team delivers on its business objectives.

The successful candidate will be based in our Glasgow office but on occasions it may be necessary to travel to our other offices.


* Preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Senior Management Accountant.

* Assisting the Senior Management Accountant in respect of partnership accounting.

* Assisting the Senior Management Accountant in preparation of the partnership tax return.

* Preparing and reviewing various monthly reports at month end for internal/external clients.

* Working with other members of the Financial Reporting Team to prepare VAT and EC Sales returns.

* Financial ledger reconciliations and analysis including payroll reconciliations.

* Assist the Senior Management Accountant with year end and the subsequent year end audit.

* Providing support to the Practice Area Leaders including the provision of financial information as and when required.

* Training and supporting other members of the Financial Reporting team.

* Dealing with duties of other Financial Reporting team members in their absence including daily reporting and maintenance of charge out rates on the system.

* Adhoc projects/reporting as agreed with the Financial Controller and Senior Management Accountant

* Cost analysis to aid pricing and profitability analysis.

* Other reporting & tasks as required.

* Be aware of Brodies' information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times.


* Previous experience in a professional services environment is preferable.

* Can demonstrate experience of working successfully in a challenging environment.

* An ability to build relationships at all levels.

* Adopts a flexible and proactive approach to work duties.

* Organises and prioritise time effectively to achieve multiple deadlines.

* Projects a professional image of the department and the firm at all times.


* Part CIMA/ACCA qualified accountant.

* Minimum of 2 years experience of working within a similar role.

* Ability to work effectively with other team members and the wider finance team.

* Computer literate - particularly in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where no partner, employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. We value the skills, experience and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in terms of our ability to deliver top class legal services to our clients.

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