Legal Accounts Manager - Brighton - £32,000 - £40,000
I am currently working with am extremely well established and renowned Legal Firm in Brighton. This is a rare opportunity to for a seasoned Accounts Manager with experience the accountancy team in a law firm. My client is a forward thinking firm with an 'open door policy', welcoming all new staff and always taking time to answer questions and train new starters.
Duties will include:
- Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Firm’s accounts and financial records
- Supervision of the Accounts team members, completion of all daily tasks within the team
- Monitoring performance and completing the firm’s appraisal process.
- Office Account Reconciliation
- Standing orders & direct debits, Auto postings and Depreciation journals
- Daily full reconciliation of the firm’s Office Account.
- Client Account Reconciliation
- Monitoring and processing of all client account transactions, including : Chaps, Bacs, Faster
- Payments and standing order receipts.
- Daily full reconciliation of the firm’s Client Account.
- Reviewing daily transaction on the office account and loading into the firm’s cash flow report.
- Checking completion statements and balances for the Conveyancing & Commercial departments.
- Processing & checking payments on Bankline and providing authorisation cover when required.
- Reconciling the Legal Service Commission BACS statement & ensuring prompt posting and actioning of all items.
- Posting of monthly Legal Help bills & office journals.
- Processing month-end procedure, including completing bank account reconciliations
- Running Axxia and management report exports, Axxia system reconciliation and full balance
- Literate and numerate
- Good IT skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
- Working knowledge of Tikit P4W.
- Working knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules.
- Very strong Administration and organisational skills
- Previously managed an Accounts team
- Experience in a Solicitors Accounts Department
- An understanding of Money Laundering Regulations
If you think you'd be a good fit for this exciting opportunity