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Accountant – Prestigious Law Firm

Job Title: Accountant – Prestigious Law Firm
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
REF: TK/11832
Contact Name: Tanya Knott
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Our client is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms with a strong and established presence in Asia Pacific. Due to expansion of their business, they are now seeking a highly analytical and commercial Accountant to join and support their Finance team. You will be able to make a direct impact and your attention to detail, strong commercial awareness and ability to challenge stakeholders will contribute to success in this role.





  • Provide financial best practice around areas such as credit control, billings, payroll and commission calculations, pricing and valuations
  • Proactively work with Partners/Senior Lawyers to be on top of their practice revenue and profitability, billing and debtors status
  • Manage monthly revenue forecasting and budgeting process and identify any problematic areas
  • Anticipate and report the revenue impact on the monthly P&L account
  • Maintain and update records on non-recoverable time & debtors and identify any significant outstanding balances
  • Work collaboratively with other revenue analysts and controllers to drive working capital best practice and optimization
  • Establish an approval framework for write off and keep track of all billing write offs and bad debts
  • Coordinate the monthly debt collection focus and reach out to clients directly with clear follow up actions
  • Hold responsibility for all revenue related accounts and perform monthly reconciliations & analysis on movements 
  • Support statutory and internal audits on revenue related accounts
  • Assist Partners and fee earners with pricing negotiations and financial review of commercial contracts
  • Support strategic business planning and identify any areas where working capital processes can be improved
  • Provide other support, as required, to the Controller and Finance team



  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a similar role; legal or professional services experience would be preferable
  • Degree qualified in Accountancy, Finance, or related fields
  • Must be CPA qualified
  • Proficient Excel skills, including pivot tables and other common functions
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; English and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) are a prerequisite
  • Organized and methodical with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage conflicting demands whilst maintaining a strong commitment to quality
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively – comfortable in a multicultural team environment
  • Proactive with strong commercial awareness

For further details please contact Tanya Knott at +852 2526 8116 or send us your details to


Job Code: TK/ 11832


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