Legal Accounts Clerk SARS rules

Ambridge Harris
Bath, Somerset
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounts Clerk-Legal (SARS)
Overview of the Role:
The purpose of the role is to ensure that the client account is maintained in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. This role requires solving problems, and dealing with complex queries. Whilst experience in a legal environment would be advantageous, this is not essential and full training will be available. Candidates should be AAT qualified to at least level 2 (or equivalent) with the desire to build on this with further qualifications.
The key responsibilities are ensuring all client account transactions are dealt with in a timely manner, and ensuring all client related transactions are processed in a timely manner.
Person Specifications:
Applicants must have experience in a similar role, although experience in a legal environment is not essential. A good working knowledge of Solicitor's Accounts rules will be essential once established in role, but this can be built on in role.
Microsoft Excel Skills (Intermediate level)
Professional Qualifications:
AAT level 3 as a minimum and working towards full qualification
Specific Roles and Responsibilities:
Daily Client Bank Reconciliation
Daily Client Bank Forecast Statement
Preparation of monthly summary client bank reconciliations
Set up and sending of TT / Faster Payments
Set up and sending of BACS Payments
Setup and Monitoring of International Money Movers
Monitoring of Lloydslink for payments and receipts across all accounts
Running and checking Rule 14 reports
Monitoring of Client Suspense Account
Review of out of date client cheques
Administration and monthly reconciliation of Deposit Accounts
Daily transfer on Lloydslink relating to Costs and Disbursements
Interest calculations on money held in the client account
Annual Interest reconciliation and payment
Processing Family Legal Aid Statements
Checking and Posting of complex Bills & Credit Notes
Bill Write-offs & Write back of VAT
Reconciliation of VAT accounts
Month End and Year End routine on the Case Management / Accounts system
Other Cover/ as Needed for Absence
Daily printing of Office, Client and Forecast Statements
Daily Office Bank Reconciliation
Daily Office Bank Forecast Statement
Posting of Client and Office Receipts for all sites
Posting of Client and Office Payments for all sites
Disbursements and Time Write off
Credit Card Payments
Preparation of and taking daily banking to the bank
Processing of daily / weekly / monthly statements - Zurich, Legal Xpress, etc.
Monitoring of Petty cash
Taking T/T or BACS to partners for authorization
Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

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