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Accounts Payable Specialist

Latham & Watkins Manchester Full-time

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist to join our dynamic Accounting team in Manchester.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 3,000 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to our success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

About The Role

As an Accounts Payable Specialist, you will be responsible for reviewing and occasional input of Invoices. Majority of invoices will be input by other firm personnel in practice offices or administrative departments. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing invoices for appropriate substantiation.
  • Exercising judgment and identifying issues that require escalation or additional care.
  • Reviewing invoices and visually identifying risk factors that need attention and recalculates/foot amounts on invoice: Quantity/Price extensions, Tax calculations.
  • Reviewing workflow (or manual) approvals to determine if any additional approvals are required.
  • Reviewing accounting documents for completeness and mathematical accuracy
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Can read invoices in various European languages including English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
  • Possess the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with VAT input tax process and related rates
And have:

  • Degree in Accounting, or related field preferred.
  • Experience with Accounts Payable.
  • Experience with one or more Accounting principles of the following countries desired (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain)
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job 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:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. 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.

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