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Finance Assistant

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£28,000 - £32,000

Finance Assistant

AJ Chambers are delighted to be working with a leading commercial law firm in the City of London who are looking for a Finance Assistant to join their successful team on a short-term 6-month contract basis. With the opportunity to go full-time in the future.

Our client is recognised for providing first class legal advice across a range of practice areas and for a distinctive, client-focused service.

The Role

The Finance Assistant will support both the Senior Legal Cashier and Head of Finance, with a split of approximately 75% to 25% retrospectively with a list of duties as set-out below:

Cashiering Responsibilities

  • Assisting fee earners with reconciling completion accounts.
  • Accurately checking and posting bills onto Lawsoft.
  • Accurately checking and processing all daily client account transactions including CHAPS and BACS payments via RBS Bankline.
  • Reconciliation of the client and office accounts daily.
  • Processing all office account daily transactions, checking paid invoices for unpaid disbursements.
  • Post and reconcile internal transfers, run daily control reports, checking for errors.
  • Dealing with expense payments.
  • Producing professional and clear correspondence for onward sending to stakeholders, clients and suppliers.

Assistance Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management accounts and distribution of monthly management information pack.
  • Dealing with monthly pre-payment and accruals, various control account reconciliations, posting journals, maintain fixed asset register and depreciation computations, analysing and monitoring certain key profit and loss items against budget and ‘last year’ together with similar compliance work.
  • Assisting with partner and staff commission payments.
  • Assisting with annual statutory financial reporting and SRA compliance.
  • Producing ad-hoc analyses and reports as required by partners and/or clients.
  • Providing project support, as necessary, under the responsibility of the Head of Finance.

Candidate Profile

  • The successful candidate will be motivated, flexible and task-orientated with excellent prioritization skills with at least two years’ experience as a Cashier (or similar) working within a busy and demanding law firm.
  • The successful candidate will have a professional manner, excellent interpersonal skills and possess a minimum of at least five GCSEs, including Maths and English at Grade C / Grade 4 (or equivalent).

Remuneration

  • Our client is offering a competitive salary for the successful candidate.

For further information on this exciting new Finance Assistant role, please apply direct or contact Rhys Gillings at AJ Chambers.

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