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Finance Assistant

Sharon Gay Associates Ltd
Colchester, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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My client is a multi-office law firm with a 175-year history. They are one of the UK's leading full-service law firms and are specialists in Commercial/Corporate, Civil Litigation, Housing, Employment, Real Estate and Projects and Property Development

They are currently looking for a full time Finance Assistant to assists the department with all aspects of accounts administration, including all aspects of legal cashiering.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Residual Balance administration and general financial assistance for the Real Estate and Projects Department
  • Reconciliation of client matters for both office and client ledgers
  • Office and client account banking and processing
  • Process client and office account payments by BACS/CHAPS
  • Archiving of ledger files

Skills and Experience Required
  • At least 12 months experience achieved within a legal accounts working environment
  • Previous experience of residual balance reconciliation and experience of all aspects of commercial conveyancing accounting
  • Minimum of 5 A-C grades at GCSE or equivalent including grade B in English Language, Literature & Maths
  • A high attention to detail to produce work/documentation, which is consistently of a high standard
  • exposure to residual balances and SRA Accounts Rules
  • Good IT skills (competent in Excel and Word)
  • Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Has a flexible approach to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Willingness to excel within an accounts environment and keen to learn

The role will initially be working from home, will be based in the Colchester office when staff start to return to the office. we do start to return. The role will be a mix of office based and working from home, depending on business needs and the candidate's preference.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, it may only be possible to reply to candidates who have been successful in the first stages of application
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