Finance Executive

Location
Belfast
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
24 Feb 2018
Job role
Accountant
About us As one of the world's leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With over 4,000 people, including 2,400 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals, operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. We are constantly looking for ways to innovate to meet our clients' needs and, in developing our Alternative Legal Services practice group, have built a global offering which delivers high-quality, cost-effective legal services for document or information-intensive, defined process work. Our global team of more than 350 lawyers, legal analysts and technologists operates across the firm's international network with offices in Belfast, Brisbane, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai and Sydney. Our presence across time zones means that we can support matters for clients across the globe in a wide range of industry sectors. Our value proposition recognises that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which high performance is expected and, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals. The Business finance team works closely with management, practices, partners and business services teams to assist in driving its strategy, profitability, cash flow and growth. The team ensures an adequate financial control framework is maintained to safeguard the integrity of the firm's finances and plays a key role in mitigating financial and business risks. The team provides robust financial information internally and externally to enable decision making, effective operations and to help the firm meet its clients' needs and statutory requirements. As a member of the Business finance team, whether you are in core finance, taxation, treasury or projects, you'll play a critical role in the firm's success. The Opportunity As part of the Finance team this position will play an important role in supporting the ongoing success of our Alternative Legal Services business. The Revenue Executive with be based in our Alternative Legal Services offices in Belfast and support the UK, US and EMEA Practice Group providing daily support to the team with ALT revenue billing. Support the ALT UK, US & EMEA fee earning team, coordinating finances relating to legal cases. Liaise with the ALT UK, US & EMEA fee earning team the in preparation of client billing. Process time edits on client matters when requested by the fee earning team and support Belfast time edit requests Work closely with the ALT UK, US & EMEA fee earning team and global instructing teams ensuring ALT billing deadlines are met. Co-ordinate billing process on global ALT matters. Liaising with global ALT offices to ensure streamlined ABC billing that is in line with client billing cycles. Draft & check draft bills. Deal with queries regarding invoices and client billing. Weekly revenue reporting - for ALT - UK, US & EMEA. Investigate and report on any write offs or discounts. Responsibility for reporting work in progress (WIP) to the various ALT practice group leads. Regular WIP reviews to ensure WIP provisioning is accurate. Support Belfast file opening requests. Risk Management Comply with risk management obligations and responsibilities in accordance with the requirements for this role as set out on the firm's intranet. Comply with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) obligations and responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of the role. The role will require occasional travel to London for training and Finance team updates. The role includes the potential of support of a relevant finance qualification. Skills, experience and qualifications Essential Either: Educated to Finance degree level or equivalent or part qualified Accounting qualification or 1 year of experience in a Finance support role. IT literate, particularly Microsoft Office packages (to include Excel, Outlook, Word & PowerPoint). Desirable Transactional finance experience. Experience of working in a law firm or professional services environment. Personal Leadership : takes pride in their work and positively impacts those around them Builds personal credibility. Takes responsibility for their work Maintains a positive outlook Demonstrates our values Connects and Collaborates with Others : contributes to building team spirit and collaborates with a diverse range of people Contributes to a positive team environment Collaborates with others Contributes to the Success of Others :  proactively supports others to achieve success Understands their work environment Supports others to excel Achieves Results : goes above and beyond to contribute to the success of the firm Delivers high quality work Finds better ways to do their work Enhances the Client Experience : brings a 'client service' mindset to their interactions with others Provides excellent client service Acts with the client experience at heart

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