Location:  Belfast

Workplace:  Hybrid

The Opportunity:

The Record-to-Report (R2R) Assistant Accountant - Contract (12-month maternity cover) will provide local office service centre accounting services in compliance with the globally established policies and standard procedures in collaboration with In-Market financial leadership.

Working at Baker McKenzie:

Baker McKenzie is the world’s leading law firm with offices all over the world. Our Belfast Centre is home to over 400 teammates in both legal and professional services such as finance, IT, marketing, and business support.

We offer one of the best workplace benefits packages in the business with comprehensive private health cover, income protection, life assurance and a full employee assistance plan. These and a host of other benefits make us one of the most desirable companies to work for in Belfast.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equity for all and are confident we can provide a career as individual and as exceptional as you.

About the role:

As part of this role, the successful candidate will:


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

Experience Required

Essential Criteria:

To be successful in this role you will need:

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Accounting, Finance, or other Business discipline.
  • SAP experience is a plus.
  • Some experience in a relevant field (professional services firm and/or shared service centre is preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid understanding of GAAP, IFRS, and general accounting principles
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills