Job title: In-house Accountant (Global Law Firm)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: LEGAL: Law Firm
Expertise: Accounting & Finance
Salary type: Monthly
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Central HONG KONG
Job published: 11-02-2020
Job ID: 34290
Contact name: Aloris Lam
Phone number: +852 3462 2745
Contact email:

Job Description

Are you a qualified accountant looking to join a world beating, prestigious global law firm?  How about working with some of the sharpest legal minds who act for some of the largest companies in the world advising on cutting edge international law, in a work environment that offers you the opportunity to work with first-in-class systems, and with an excellent upward career path and training programme? If so,  this role might just be for you.


Our client, a top tier international law firm with offices across the Asia region is currently hiring a well-rounded Accountant for their Hong Kong office to provide general accounting support for their Asia operations, and to ensure a 'tight' financial system, and providing support on pricing negotiations and revenue forecasting. 


Job duties: 

  • Generate and review team and individual fee earner WIP and collections reports, work closely with the working capital team to ensure as smooth a process for revenue collection
  • Monthly review of unbilled disbursements
  • Managing debt collection actions with support from centralised debt collection team, and following up with both clients and Partners
  • Liaise with partners daily on practice revenue, profitability and anticipated unrecoverable revenue, coordinate write-off requests 
  • Identify and investigate abnormal transactions and significant money moves
  • Prepare AR and WIP reports in accordance with IFRS15 Revenue Recognition, as well as aged debt reports
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly financial analyses
  • Prepare cash flow forecast reports
  • Support statutory and internal audits on revenue related accounts
  • Set up weekly billing and collection targets
  • Assist and discuss with Partners on workflow design and pricing negotiations 
  • Assisting in ad-hoc financial projects, proactive follow-up of all tasks 




  • Qualified CPA with at least 5 years' working experience with Law Firms/ professional firms
  • Experience / knowledge of billing, credit control, debt collection, and pricing analyses will be beneficial
  • Excellent communication ability in both Chinese and English
  • Good team player, the ability to be flexible and working calmly in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Candidates with major law firm exposure will be considered first