Management Accountant

London

Department: Finance

Reports to: Financial Controller

Seniority: Mid-level

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

About EIP

 EIP is an award-winning patent law firm which specialises in high-value and complex patent matters. In 2022 EIP won Managing IP’s ‘European Patent Contentious Firm of the Year’ award and for the fourth year in a row, EIP has been ranked in the FT's list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms.

EIP has around 170 employees who operate from six European offices (London, Bath, Leeds, Cardiff, Stockholm and Düsseldorf) as well as one office in the US (Denver, Colorado). Our multidisciplinary team combines patent attorneys, litigators and commercial IP lawyers, has an impressive global client base from SMEs to multinational blue-chip companies and includes telecoms owners, major software developers, pharma and biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, aerospace and logistics companies.

Diversity is an intrinsic part of EIP’s business culture. We are proud to support the IP Inclusive initiative and we are a signatory to the IP Inclusive Charter. EIP actively engages in diversity efforts and is committed to developing an attitude of openness for the benefit of all those working in the IP profession

About the Finance department

EIP’s finance department sits in the firm’s London office and consists of nine finance professionals: one Financial Controller, Credit Controller, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Payable Supervisor, Accounts Payable Clerk and Accounts Clerk.

The team offer a collegiate, friendly, and professional working environment.

About the vacancy

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join our firm.

The Management Accountant will report into the Financial Controller, ensuring effective accounting in relation to the international entities of EIP as well as the UK entity, whilst assisting the Financial Controller in performing month end and year end tasks.

In this role you will be utilising your technical accounting expertise to provide the following support for our US and German offices, as well as affiliated UK business, Patently Ltd.

EIP uses Access Dimensions as our core finance system, in addition to Access Workspace and Inprotech.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly management accounts with appropriate commentary
  • Support the year-end and audit processes
  • Maintain accurate accounts - this includes maintaining fixed assets, accounts payable, prepayments, accruals, and cash ledgers
  • Post all partner transactions to the appropriate finance system
  • Complete monthly reconciliations including intercompany reconciliations
  • Collaborate with local management to handle varied financial queries
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with the firm’s policies and procedures
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues, disbursements and expenses
  • Provide appropriate cover for Financial Controller and other team members during periods of absence
  • Handle any other reasonable ad hoc requests and tasks

Skills, experience & qualifications

You will be comfortable working in a modern, fast-paced environment where you are given a level of autonomy to do your work.

Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At least 3 to 4 years’ professional experience within accounting – legal or professional services background is preferred. Those who are part-qualified and undertaking their studies towards achieving accreditation under ACCA or CIMA would be desirable
  • Demonstrable experience using and understanding of financial systems - Access Dimensions, Access Workspace and Inprotech would be preferred
  • An appropriate professional attitude (personable, well prepared, flexible and enthusiastic)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deal with a variety of people at different levels
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent research and presentation skills
  • Self-motivation, and the ability to manage own workload
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and an analytical mind
  • Initiative and the ability to act independently

Rewards & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and several benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days of holiday, excluding bank holidays
  • Private medical health care
  • Free eye tests
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Electric vehicle scheme
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave
  • Flex Leave
  • Holiday Loyalty

Other information

With our state-of-the-art paperless systems, we offer hybrid working, three days in the office and two from home. EIP’s employees also enjoy reduced business hours on the days when working from the office subject to there being no urgent work commitments.

EIP has a friendly, progressive and mutually supportive working environment along with a smart casual dress policy and stylish modern offices.

Equal opportunities

EIP is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please email your CV and Cover Letter to careers@eip.com, providing information about your notice period, current package, and salary expectation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the talent team.

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  • Location
    • Germany
      • Düsseldorf
    • Sweden
      • Stockholm
    • UK
      • Bath
      • Cardiff
      • Leeds
      • London
    • US
      • Denver, CO
  • Role
    • Patent Scientist
    • Registered US Patent Attorney
    • Solicitor
    • UK and European Patent Attorney

Vacancies

We are always searching for the best people.

We have an inclusive agile working policy that includes part-time and flexible hours as well as working remotely and from home.

Our advanced systems have allowed us to adapt effortlessly to the changing nature of today’s working practices. At EIP, our strong focus on collaboration ensures that even when we are working apart we are still together.

Due to the large volume of applications which we receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

The exception to this are trainee positions. We recruit on a rolling basis and we may revisit applications received longer than 4 weeks ago. We typically will only contact those who we are looking to put into process.

Please contact a member of the EIP Talent team via careers@eip.com if you would like to find out more.

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