Accounts Assistant

Permanent, Full Time
Legal Finance
Accounts Assistants
City of London
City of London, London
Salary Description:
£28000 - £35000 per annum
Job Ref:

City based law firm who are recognised not only for our legal excellence, but also for their dedication to client service.
Located in prestigious city offices. A firm who allow their employees to achieve both career and personal goals.

This challenging career opportunity will report to the London Finance Supervisor taking full responsibility for Client Trust Accounts/Accounts Receivable at the same time assisting with other aspects of finance on a day to day basis

Client/Trust Account
Handing of all client/trust funds in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
Ensure all cheques received are banked with in two days of receipt and all funds received are properly identified by a partner.
Calculation of interest on funds held where applicable.
Regular liaison with partners and clients in regards to funds held.
Payment of funds held by bank transfer upon signed approval by a partner.
Daily updating of internet banking to capture funds received.
Preparation of client balances spreadsheets.

Accounts Receivable
Receipt of cash and cheques received within two days of receipt of funds.
Daily updating and management of internet banking so as to capture all direct credits received.
Preparation of and posting of receipts in Elite
Cover for the Billing Assistant and Accounts Payable Assistant when absent.
Co-ordination of Anti Money Laundering compliance and verification as part of the New Client and Matter opening process.
Posting of general ledger journals
Inputting all payments and payment runs on Internet Banking for checking and approval.
Checking and payment of Unpaid Disbursements on a daily basis.
Assists the Finance Supervisor and Director of Administration with the Compiling of data for the annual SAR and statutory audits.
Preparation of all Client and Operating Bank Reconciliations with the Finance Supervisor.
with the UK VAT Regulations and Solicitors Accounts Rules at all times.
Preparation of P11D and PSA data for submission to payroll

Elite Accounting System preferred.
Solid SAR and VAT knowledge is essential.
Approximately 3 to 5 years relevant experience gained within the Legal Finance sector
Strong written and oral communication skills.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you haven't been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Adept Recruitment Ltd encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Adept Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

Adept Recruitment is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of it's Clients.

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