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Accounts Assistant – UK Law Firm – City of London – Agile Working

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

    Full-Time

  • Salary : 35,000 - 40,000

This prestigious UK law firm based near Bank are keen to hire a promising Accounts Assistant looking to take a step up to support them with their London operational finance functions.

Due to the firm’s continuous growth across the firm, they require an ambitious and talented Accounts Assistant currently working in a busy legal finance department who is able to work independently and collaboratively whilst reporting directly into the Finance Director. The firm work the hours 9:30am to 5:30pm however there can be a level of flexibility during busy times such as month and year end. They offer agile working of 3 days in the office and 2 from home and will look to offer a salary of up to 40k for this position.

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for;

  • Responsible for accounts payable tasks (with some cashiering and billing exposure).
  • Daily posting of all invoices to include third party invoices, Counsel Fees, expenses and direct debits.
  • Posting of firm business card.
  • Performing the first review of invoices, ensuring correct values, vendor, address and appropriate approvals as well as entering VAT amount.
  • Daily/ad-hoc exports of invoices and expenses into Elite.
  • Preparation of weekly payment runs for supplier and expenses and any ad-hoc payment requests.
  • Preparation of payments for third parties upon receipt of incoming funds.
  • Opening new Vendors when required in Elite.
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements and maintenance of accounts payable ledgers.
  • Providing billing and credit control support as required across the firm.
  • Responding to internal queries from employees and external vendors providing additional information when requested.
  • Awareness and understanding of SAR and AML in duties performed.
  • Filing, archiving, photocopying, answering phones, and other ad-hoc tasks when required.

Requirements;

  • Experience with Elite/3E or Aderant
  • 3 years’ current experience of cashiering and accounts payable within a law firm
  • A strong team player who is well organised, has excellent attention to detail and recognises the importance of completing work to a high standard.
  • Prepared to use initiative and is heavily customer focused.
  • Computer literate (Excel, Word, Outlook) with good analytical and reconciliation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills