DLA Piper
Sheffield, UK
Competitive salary
22 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Enable our change.

DLA Piper, a global leader, with a business footprint across 40 countries, is undergoing a transformation, which will benefit its future in becoming even more exceptional than it already is. Our people take pride in participating in various change initiatives and share their expertise across all areas of the business, with this comes a need to strengthen our everyday operations and seek additional resources to support our business operations.

Our finance function is looking for a qualified accountant with a background in Management Accounts, Reporting, Budgeting / Forecasting, who could join in a short period of time on a temporary 6 months period. The team is currently undergoing a number of changes and this role will assist in maintaining "business as usual" processes/activities as well as to look for opportunities to improve/streamline current processes in order to allow the existing team to meet the firms overall Finance Reporting Strategy.

  • Various month end tasks as required
  • Assistance with Budgets & Forecasts - may include supporting a specific Business support function
  • Provide support to other finance teams (in particular the IFM team)
  • Support the Finance Reporting Accounting Team Leader and the Management Accountants as required
  • Cover for Management Accountants as required
  • Provide support to automation and transition work
  • Opportunities to get involved in various new projects within the team and with other finance teams as required - may include projects, data analysis and testing as required

  • Qualified Accountant CIMA / ACCA or similar - ideally 2-3 years PQE
  • Proven fast learner and ability to self manage - prior temporary/contract experience desirable
  • Advanced Excel skills (i.e. pivot tables, Sumif, Vlookup)
  • Able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally quickly
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Be able to build and maintain strong productive relationships with other business service teams, Partners, fee earners etc.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic, patient and collaborative working style


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. 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 care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed 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 support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know 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, 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 references from previous employers.

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