Role Type: Full-time, Permanent
Role Close Date: 17th July 2019
Location: Belfast

The Record-to-Report (R2R) Accounting Assistant will provide other Baker McKenzie offices with accounting services in compliance with the globally established policies and standard procedures in collaboration with the local offices finance team.


  • Record journal entries in SAP for the assigned offices in-line with the established Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Perform account reconciliations, including, bank reconciliations, balance sheet accounts, etc., and resolve the reconciling items in a timely manner
  • Perform period-end activities in accordance with the financial close schedules and the established guidelines
  • Respond to local offices queries and post accounting adjustments as required
  • Provide support for internal and external financial audits   


Experience Required

Essential Criteria:

  • 2+ years experience within a finance role
  • Experience of using an accounting package (SAP desirable but not essential)
  • Solid understanding of GAAP, IFRS and general accounting principles
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Drive and ambition to learn and to be part of a team
  • Business proficiency in written and oral English
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Excel

Desirable Criteria:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree with 2.1 classification or above.
  • Some experience in a relevant field (professional services firm and/or shared service center is preferred)
  • IATI membership
  • Experience of SAP