Part-Qualified Accountant

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: Dublin, IE, D01 W213

Company: Walkers Global

Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

Overview of role

Walkers Professional Services has set a “best in class” standard in the provision of corporate administration services to aircraft leasing, securitisation and other capital market special purpose vehicles in Ireland. WPS is led by a team of highly skilled professionals drawn from accounting, audit, company secretarial, compliance and legal fields. The team combines a depth of specialised experience with a focus on consistently delivering high quality results to clients at all time.

WPS is recruiting for a part qualified accountant to join our expanding client accounting team.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be part of an active accounting team working under the direction of a qualified accountant. The candidate will get excellent accounting experience. Their main responsibilities will include:


  • Preparation and posting of accounting journals, including accruals & prepayments for a variety of Irish incorporated SPVs in line with transactional and statutory deadlines.
  • Completion of bank account reconciliations and posting related journals to the general ledger.
  • Work closely with a number of experienced accountants and assist these in the preparation of annual financial statements under IFRS or local GAAP.
  • Active involvement in both audit preparation and audit query resolution, and working with qualified team members in ensuring all reporting deadlines are met as scheduled.
  • Assist with the completion of routine monthly and quarterly management accounts for a portfolio of SPVs.
  • Liaising with a range of banks, asset servicers, audit firms & other third parties to ensure all audit confirmations are circulated and received.
  • Assisting in the preparation of corporation tax and VAT returns.
  • Assisting in the preparation and filing of quarterly regulatory returns on a timely basis.
  • Actively contributing to process improvements within the accounting team & to a positive office environment. 

Skills & Competencies

  • Part qualified ACCA/CPA accountant who is in the process of obtaining an accounting qualification and has a clear intention of doing so within the next 3 years.
  • A good understanding of basic accounting debits & credits, with experience at posting entries to an accounting general ledger.
  • The ideal candidate would have no less than 1 year experience in a relevant accounting trainee role with a recognised accounting firm or financial services company.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office suite of applications with advanced Excel skills is an essential requirement.
  • The successful candidate will be able to think on their feet, show attention to detail and resourcefulness, and have strong communication and organisational skills.
  • They should be capable of working on their own initiative but also work well in a team. An enthusiastic, helpful nature and a flexible attitude will contribute to the success of the candidate.

Walkers global is an equal opportunity employer. Equality and diversity are key to our global identity and an integral part of our goal to continue being an employer of choice. We are committed to a work environment that supports all individuals irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We make every effort to ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all purely on the basis of personal ability.