Finance Placement Student (London)

Law Debenture
28 February 2024
Borough, South East London


About Law Debenture: LawDeb is a rare proposition, a FTSE250 investment trust with its own independent professional services business. Our goal is to achieve long term capital growth for investors and enable a diverse range of clients to meet their governance goals and obligations. Founded in 1889 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are recognised globally as a leading provider of independent governance and transactional support services. The services we provide range from independent person trustees, to company secretarial services, to a market leading whistleblowing business. We have over 200 staff based in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, the USA and Asia. Responsible, flexible and forward thinking, we always put our clients' needs first. Clients include large corporates, law firms, banks or funds, private equity, SMEs, hedge funds, start-ups and private clients. As a truly independent organisation, we pride ourselves on our integrity, diligence, and speed of response. Our highly respected team boasts enviable experience together with impressive breadth and depth of knowledge. Specific Duties: Support Finance with all key 'business as usual' activities, such as production of Revenue and Cost Management Information. Support the operation of key month end controls and take ownership of certain entities. Reconcile the information in the contracts to the billing schedules. Support delivery of the daily NAV report on the London Stock Exchange. Provide ad hoc support on projects and key operational finance processes such as accounts payable, cash management and credit control. General Duties Contribute to the development of the Finance team processes to ensure these are cohesive, efficient and effective. Undertake training and development as appropriate and engage fully in the performance management process. Contribute to the Law Deb culture positively. Attend meetings as required, and carry out duties willingly and diligently. Where regulatory rules apply, abide by these in spirit and fact. Carry out such other tasks as you may be reasonably directed to do by the senior management team from time to time. Essential Knowledge, Skills, Experience Strong attention to detail Outstanding numeracy, data management and manipulation skills Strong communication skills IT literate, including strong Microsoft Excel skills Inquisitive mind with a willingness to ask questions and learn Common sense Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Experience Understanding of accounting principles Person Specification Takes full ownership for the delivery of tasks Readiness to work to enhance the available resources A "sleeves rolled up" style of working Independent thinker, proactive problem-solver AND also able to ask for help when needed Able to say "no" if needs be to ensure expectations of senior stakeholders are not mismanaged Resilience, willingness to listen, learn and incorporate feedback Diligent, analytical with excellent attention to detail without loss of pace Ambitious and keen to take on additional responsibility


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