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Accounts Assistant

Due to continued demand for our award winning legal services and ongoing organic growth  we are looking to add to our financial team to support the firms operations.  This is a part time role with  between 21-25 hours a week required which could either be 3 full days at 7 hours per day or 5 days at 5 hours a day but we are able to be flexible around how the hours look in practice.  The role will be based in our Runcorn office but following completion of probationary period will include the ability to work form home.

General Responsibilities:

  • Daily banking and bank reconciliations.
  • BACS and CHAPS payments.
  • Facilitating inter-account transfers.
  • Process client payment.
  • Monitor bank accounts for incoming client funds and bank transfers.
  • Handling general queries from fee earners and auditors.
  • Process invoices (internal and purchase ledger) and check completion statements.
  • Ensuring compliance with SAR, money laundering and VAT regulation.
  • Assist with credit control duties when needed.
  • Preparation of weekly payment runs and dealing with suppliers as appropriate.
  • Processing of expenses and company credit card transactions.
  • Handling searches including HMLR / HMCTS / Companies house etc.
  • Resolving ledger queries and sundry transaction requests.
  • Assisting the finance manager with projects that may include client residual balances and routine accounts duties.

The role requires the following: -

  • Good understanding of Solicitors SRA Account Rules.
  • Willingness to undertake additional training as required.
  • Demonstrate reliability, organisation and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Has a strong attention to detail and is able to work effectively under pressure.
  • This is a fast paced role and the ability to work under pressure, with accuracy is essential.
  • Being able to maintain confidentiality to our internal and external clients.

Desirable Skills:-

  • At least 2 year’s legal cashier experience.
  • Experience working with Leap and Xero.
  • IT proficient, especially in MS Excel.

Why Work for Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors?

  • Bell Lamb & Joynson were established in 1821 and is one of the regions oldest law firms and has offices across North Cheshire and Merseyside.
  • A forward-thinking firm which has invested heavily in both IT and staff with clear opportunities for advancement, progression and training within the firm.  The majority of partners over the years have started as trainee's within the firm and 66% of the current partners were trainee solicitors within the firm with progression being key to the firms culture.
  • We are market leading in terms of the technology we deploy and have been paper free across the firm for a number of years.
  • We are the number 1 rated firm locally on review solicitors for the services we provide and are highly rated nationally.
  • Bell Lamb & Joynson are enjoying a period of sustained growth and are one of the fastest growing traditional high street firms in the area growing 20% year on year.
  • Supportive and friendly culture where people are placed before profit.
  • The firm is award winning and highly regarded.
  • We pay competitive salaries and believe strongly in a sustainable  work life balance - remembering that even though we are dealing with serious matters and individuals in difficult circumstances its important to have fun with our colleagues.
  • Staff Rewards and recognition – offering discounts on leisure, shopping, and free services such as wellbeing, confidential counselling  and support.
  • Individual and Team performance incentives
  • Discounted legal services for colleagues, friends and family.
  • Agile and flexible working.
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • 24/7 GP access for you and your immediate household.
  • Pension Plan
  • Up to 28 days holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • Salary for this role is  £25,000 based on a full time position but note that this position  is 21-25 hours per week.

Closing Date for applications is Friday the 21st June 2024. 

To Apply please complete the following online application form here.

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