Accounts Assistant

Location: City of London, London
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
REF: BBBH241112_1584971386

An international law firm are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their Finance team.This is a new role and my client is looking for someone who has a good understanding of accounting and experience working within the legal sector. This role will involve liaising all accounting team members and ensuring that they meet SRA compliance requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinating daily payment runs
  • Allocating, checking compliance and posting of incoming receipts into both the office and client account
  • Recording cheques received into the business on central register and allocating accordingly
  • Processing of client to office transfers
  • Assisting with the production of the end of day receipts schedule for firm-wide distribution
  • Processing cheque requests, printing, having these signed by authorised persons and distributing accordingly
  • Entering Court Fees onto account system, as per weekly invoice
  • Entering Land Registry and Search Flow invoices onto accounts system, as per daily invoices
  • Coordinating internal post
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning
  • Maintenance of both hard copy and electronic filing systems
  • Archiving
  • Supporting the wider team with any additional duties, as and when required

Key requirements:

  • Strong academics including English Language and Maths at GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Previous knowledge and skills gained in the legal sector or professional services environment
  • Previous experience in using the accounting software Aderant is desirable
  • Previous experience of a cashiering role in a legal environment, or prior experience in a Client role would be desirable
  • Knowledge of the Solicitors Account Rules and Law Society Guidelines for cashiering practices (desirable)
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area