Accounts Assistant

We have an fantastic opportunity to join our finance team

We have an exciting opportunity for a Accounts Assistant to join our busy finance team, on a 12-month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. 

If you have a keen eye for numbers and an interest in the legal field, this may be the perfect role for you to thrive and develop your skills.

In this role, you will have a wide range of duties including:

  • Processing of all bills
  • Inputting and reconciling office payments and transfers between office and client bank accounts per Law Society rules.
  • Administration and reconciliation of client-designated deposit accounts
  • Inputting, authorising and releasing Bacs and Chaps payments through the online system
  • Posting and payment of client disbursements through the purchase ledger
  • Communication with the Firm’s bank concerning any payment queries
  • Calculating and inputting interest due on client ledgers as and when requested by fee-earners
  • Purchase ledger including – posting direct debits, input invoices, making payments via bacs
  • WIP and disbursement write-offs

This role will suit someone keen to add value and progress in a fast-paced business environment. We are looking for someone with:

  • Knowledge of Excel, and ideally Elite 3E
  • At least 2 years accounts experience, legal/practice experience preferred
  • AAT or Legal Cashier qualification (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules (desirable)
  • Practical experience of handling client enquiries
  • Must be able to communicate with people at all levels
  • Organised and methodical approach to work
  • Excellent attention to detail & numeracy
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure are essential qualities.

By joining the finance team, you will be part of a collaborative and supportive environment where your contributions are valued. 

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to kelly.pike@salaw.com.

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive firm, with varied skills, passions and experiences.  We encourage everyone to join is whatever their gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or background.