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Accounts Assistant (FTC - 6 months)

We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant for fixed term contract to join our Singapore's Finance team!

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Job title: Accounts Assistant (6 Months FTC) 

Location: Singapore 


About Withers KhattarWong LLP

Withers KhattarWong LLP is among the largest international law firm in Singapore. We are a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers across five continents in 18 offices. 

Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. As our client, you will receive quality advice on diverse legal and tax issues through the services of one law firm with a single communication. 

Internationally, we have made a reputation for ourselves as the leading law firm for private capital; our clients include public and private companies founded by successful families, MNCs, financial institutions, international brands, family offices and HNWIs, charities and not-for-profit organisations, amongst others. We pride ourselves on our role in helping our clients achieve success.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and willing Accounts Assistant to join our Finance team in Singapore.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years finance related experience.

You will be an excellent communicator who is flexible, co-operative and a team player. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to use your initiative are essential. The ideal candidate will be trustworthy, will work well under pressure, and be results oriented and pragmatic. 

Areas of focus and responsibilities

Assist with day-to-day financial operations:

  • Process accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions accurately and timely.
  • Maintain accurate records of financial transactions, including invoices, payments, and receipts.
  • Prepare and process employee expense reimbursements.
  • Assist with bank reconciliations and monitor bank account balances.
  • Manage client accounts, ensuring accurate recording of client funds and disbursements.
  • Process trust transactions, including deposits, withdrawals, and transfers.
  • Work closely with attorneys, staff, and clients to address financial inquiries and provide assistance as needed.

Support billing and invoicing processes:

  • Engrossing bills and checking appropriate approvals given
  • Process WIP and Invoice write offs and the transfer of time between non-billable and billable matters

Perform general accounting tasks:

  • Assisting with the management of cashflow requirements for the Singapore office
  • Providing ad hoc support to the Finance controller 

Key Skills and Experience 

  • Experienced in a similar role, ideally within a professional services environment
  • Experience in using 3E, Elite, or similar PMS systems will be prefered
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges.

The Essentials

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm however given the busy nature of the team and our clients, flexibility in availability is required.
  • This role directly reports into Finance Controller, with a 'dotted' reporting line to the Head of Finance (APAC).
  • From time to time, the incumbent will have the opportunity to be involved in our wider firm social & cultural activities.  We think this is a great thing!
  • 21 days annual leave + 1 "Withers' Day".
  • The Firm supports a Mobile Working environment, and you will be supported to find the right balance in your role.

About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration

For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives.

We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.

Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. 

To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. 

We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first.

Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement 

It is the policy of Withers Worldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the job's requirements and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.


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