Financial Accountant, Axiom Belfast Closing date 20th February 2018 Axiom Axiom, a recognized leader in the business of law, is a new category of professional services firm and the world's largest provider of tech-enabled legal, contracts, and compliance solutions for large enterprises. Axiom is pioneering change, innovation, and value in one of the world's largest economies that has not yet fully yielded to innovation and modernization. The Financial Times ranked Axiom #1 in business of law, #1 in innovation in corporate strategy and #1 in innovation in law firm efficiency, while The New York Times said Axiom is "rewriting the law firm business model." We're comprised of over 2,000 passionate Axiomites who serve over half the Fortune 100 across 17 offices globally (…and growing!). What we're looking for: The role is responsible for all accounting activities; including month end close, statutory reporting and tax and compliance returns for our UK and international entities. Reporting into the Finance Director, your responsibilities will include: Participation in the month, quarter and year-end close including; -Preparation of journal entries -Preparation of account reconciliations and analysis -Assisting with the preparation of monthly reporting packs Analysis of quarterly review packages and fluctuations Contribution to monthly review meetings Ensuring all accounting processes including general ledger, journal entries, bank reconciliations and revenue recognition are in compliance with GAAP and IFRS. Assisting with external audits Assist the finance team in continual development and recommendation of process improvements.Undertaking other responsibilities / activities of a similar nature on an ad hoc basis Our Ideal Candidate: This position is ideal for a motivated self-starter, who loves to connect with people, exhibits outstanding judgment and professionalism, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Not only will you be afforded a high degree of independence, but also the opportunity to work with an amazing group of fun and talented people. Essential Criteria: Bachelor's degree preference in accounting Qualified through a recognized financial institution eg ACA, ACCA, CAI, CIMA Minimum of four years accounting experience (qualifying time included), newly qualified will be considered. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal. Developing strong working relationships with cross functional partners at various levels will be critical to this position's success Ability to work independently under time constraints while recognizing when to ask for assistance Critical thinker who can foresee potential obstacles and consider alternative approaches Ability to be flexible and able to work as part of a team Detail oriented and strong analytical skills Desirable Criteria US GAAP Demonstrable experience of managing/doing month-end and closing the books in an international environment. Knowledge of compliance for other International regions At Axiom we are incredibly selective in our hiring. Shortlisting for this vacancy will be completed on the basis of merit and candidates should tailor their CVs to reflect our essential criteria. As part of ISO certified organization the candidate will be required to follow the policies and procedures on Information Security Management Systems in place at the Belfast Centre and globally at Axiom. You will also be subject to the client's policies and procedures and security requirements. As a member of your team, you will have access to various company and client assets and will be required to maintain the level of security as identified for each asset. Axiom is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.