Mayer Brown

Accounting Manager (Finance Operations)

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(7/4/2022 6:42 AM)
ID
2022-4628
# of Positions
1
Pos. Category
Accounting and Analysis - Accountant
Office Location
Hong Kong - Wong Chuk Hang
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time

Overview

Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.

 

We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.

Responsibilities

  • Manage bank operations, receipts and payments of client and stakeholder accounts, timely processing of daily transactions and preparing bank account reconciliations
  • Build relationship with bankers to ensure resources available to support business needs and to meet clients' requirements
  • Supervise internet banking operations to ensure functioning under well-controlled environment
  • Observe compliance of Firm policies and other relevant rules and regulations such as Anti Money Laundering Regulations and Solicitors’ Accounts Rules of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Oversee client matter transactions processing and accounting
  • Conduct review of operational workflows to provide value-added recommendations and initiate process improvement for work efficiency
  • Review matter related ledgers / balances and ensure timely clean-up of aged items
  • Manage withholding tax forms and other client matter related tax filings
  • Interface with lawyers, bankers, auditors, local and global team to accomplish the required tasks
  • Participate in ad hoc tasks / projects, analysis and assignments as required by the Firm

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • University graduate in Accountancy or other relevant disciplines
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in accounting, analysis and project management in multinational corporations, preferably with law firm experience handling client accounts.
  • Familiar with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Anti Money Laundry Regulations and other banking related regulations
  • Experience in handling banking operations (local and overseas clients and vendors) and online banking platforms
  • Good business judgement, strong time management, highly organized with analytical mind and problem solving skills, able to handle multi-tasks
  • Able to work independently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Team player, self-initiated with "can do" attitude, mature with good interpersonal skills to interact with people at all levels both internally and externally
  • Good command of popular Windows-based computer programs and MS Excel, knowledge of SQL, VBA/Macro is a plus. Hands-on experience in using accounting software such as Aderant is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

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