My client, a large legal firm within the South East / Midlands who are recruiting for an Accounts Clerk. The role sits within the Finance Practice Area, and will report into and support the Accounts Controller.
The overall purpose of the role is to work within a specialist team to improve the financial strength of the firm by performing regular tasks and processes to support the effective management of client lock-up over the three key areas:
- Work in Progress management
- Collection and Credit Control
The role has a significant requirement for co-operative teamwork and flexibility, as well as an ability to work on tasks alone. It will suit an individual with previous experience of working in legal accounts.
The role consists of specialist accounting and clerical tasks, both regular and ad hoc. It will provide accounting and administrative support, informed and knowledgeable in the specific areas of WIP, billing and credit control.
Standard accounting processes and procedures will be followed but the employee will be able to exercise some autonomy about how work tasks are performed, organising their own priorities and work flow to meet deadlines.
The role requires someone who is proactive, calm and confident, understands the importance of great customer service, and who communicates well and is able to provide information or advice to a range of internal and external people.