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Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Accounting & Finance
Beijing, China
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Accountant is an integral part of Latham’s Finance & Accounting team. This varied role will ese you work with colleagues across Asia and around the globe. Working in a highly professional environment, this position will deliver the opportunity to become involved in project work that will add to your current knowledge and understanding. In addition to undertaking and executing a wide-range of accounting tasks from processing invoices and client billing to ensuring all client guidelines, internal protocol and firm policies are followed and enforced, this position will allow you to be a true business partner. This role will be located in our Beijing office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in payment initiation; reviewing accounting documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Preparing and reviewing general ledger account postings, investigating discrepancies and ensuring all items have been posted by month-end
  • Acting as the liaison between billing attorney, attorney support team members, billing staff, and clients by providing expert level subject matter support
  • Responding to inquiries from internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Providing support to the inventory management function, budgeting and forecast process, tax filing, audit, and other ad-hoc projects

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate well-developed and professional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at all organisational levels of the firm
  • Display the ability to work in a team environment with a customer-service focus
  • Possess strong knowledge of bookkeeping procedures such as posting, balancing, debits and credits, and journal entries

And have:

  • Relevant experience in accounting and billing processes and practices
  • Prior experience within a law or audit firm

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Confidential Counseling & Coaching
  • Family Building Benefits & Resources
  • Well-Being programs
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.