Summer Internship 2023 - Finance

William Fry is one of Ireland’s premier law firms, celebrating 175 years of history with a long-standing reputation for excellent client service. William Fry's people are widely recognised as leaders in their areas of expertise, and the firm is renowned for the strength and depth of its client relationships. Our clients include leading Irish companies in all major sectors of the economy, government departments and agencies, and household names in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500.

We have over 460 people working in Dublin, Cork, London, New York, and San Francisco, as well as a partnership with Tughans, Northern Ireland's largest commercial law firm.  

William Fry provides an exciting, challenging environment that seeks to continually develop its people to fulfil their potential.

The finance department manages the financial matters of William Fry in Ireland, the UK and US with dedicated teams providing expertise in Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Treasury, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Client Billing. The internship will provide exposure to all aspects of the finance department, through shadowing experienced team members as well as gaining hands-on, real-world experience. This will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop their commercial awareness and acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the finance function and its strategic role in the wider business.

Our 5-week in person paid internship will equip you with professional skills and experience to increase your employability. For the duration of your internship, you will be working with the finance department and assigned to a buddy and supervisor to ensure you are fully supported. You will be fully immersed in department work while receiving formal training and mentoring, to empower you to get the most from the opportunity. The internship will provide opportunities to get involved in CSR activities, network with our people across the firm, and socialise with your fellow interns.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of expense reports and financial analysis
  • Control account reconciliations
  • Create and prepare journals for posting
  • Assist with resolution of audit queries
  • Assist with preparation of tax returns
  • Assist with review of firm costs and allocation
  • Attendance at meetings
  • General Admin tasks

Skills required:

  • Studying Business/Accountancy or similar discipline with a view to completing professional exams (ACA, ACCA or similar)
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Energetic engagement and the ability to work as part of a team
  • A good work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn
  • Enthusiasm and determination
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