Senior Accounts Payable Officer – International Law Firm – City – Agile Working

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  • Salary : Up to £40,000

Our client, a successful international law firm is looking to hire an Accounts Payable Officer to join their busy Finance team on an interim 12-month fixed term basis. Reporting into the Finance Manager, working in a busy accounts team in the London office based close to Liverpool Street, the Accounts Payable Officer will be responsible reconciling and processing payment of approved expenditures and ensuring that expenses are paid accurately and in a timely manner; perform accounting and admin tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. This role is offering a flexible agile working pattern. A salary of up to £40,000 is on offer plus great benefits.


Duties of the Accounts Payable Officer include:


  • Ensure timely and accurate entry of all invoice transactions (counsel fees and expert witness fees, etc) onto 3E in accordance with appropriate approvals and SRA guidelines
  • Receive and review individual invoices and payment requests for appropriate supporting documentation in accordance with the firms’ policies and procedures
  • Prioritise and select invoices for timely payment runs and one-off urgent payments
  • Process remittance advices on a timely basis.
  • Reconcile to payment beneficiaries, and resolve supplier statements on a regular basis, identifying discrepancies.
  • Undertake regular reviews of all unpaid and unbilled items, and use initiative to clear down such items.


Experience on Elite 3E systems is required. Candidates will have proven 3 years’ experience working in a busy legal accounts department in an AP / Cashier role. You will possess knowledge of VAT rules, UK Solicitor Accounts Rules and have confident communications skills and strong attention to detail and accuracy. Candidates will be available at short notice and be able to commit for the full length of the contract. There is potential for the position to go permanent for the right candidate therefore please take this into consideration when applying.