Finance Assistant

Reed Accountancy
Bournemouth, Dorset
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Bournemouth based organisation

1. Processing fee earner postings in the management accounting system; this includes reviewing to ensure they are valid and correct, liaising with fee earner/support staff when they need to be changed, ensuring the result complies with SAR e.g. result is NOT overdrawing client account and then posting
2. Managing client and firm’s bank account by reviewing all monies in and out on a daily basis and matching to fee earner postings where possible and following up with fee earners where not
3. Daily uploading of bank statements (office and client) and matching system entries using “bank reconciliation process
4. Processing client and office payments and ensuring associated entries on client ledger, purchase and/or nominal ledger input as appropriate with supporting authorised documentation. This includes International Payments, CHAPS and BACS payments and daily cheque runs
5. Checking completion statements and associated fee earner postings, bank details and compliance requirements before processing bank transfers
6. Review and process bills and credit notes as necessary and ensuring Client to office and office to client bank transfers are done to ensure compliance with SAR
7. Manage procurement process i.e. purchase order to purchase ledger invoice to ensure firm’s spend is optimised and working capital managed. Key is to ensure money spent has an associated budget and that invoices raised tie back to purchase order number;
8. Daily banking for cash/cheques received by post
9. Debt collection
10. Taking credit/debit card payments and processing these into the practice management system, including the bills for credit card usage
11. Month and Year end processing, including bank reconciliations (office, client and deposit), financial analysis reports, system management and management reports to partners
12. Running daily control reports to ensure the practice management financial systems reconcile; differences to be escalated to Thomson Reuters support desk to resolve
13. Running daily “office in credit” report to ensure client account not overdrawn in contravention of SAR
14. End of day “client to office” and “office to client” banking and associated system entries to ensure client accounts on ledger valid and correct in compliance with SAR
15. Managing petty cash ensuring that valid receipts are obtained prior to funds being advanced
16. Dealing with analysis and recording summaries of Client feedback forms
17. Reviewing and dealing with debtor queries and/or chasing where debts > 90 days


Some one who can offer a wide breadth of accounting experience and who enjoys a role that is varied.
Should be fully computer literate , with at least intermediate Excel skills

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business