An international law firm with their main office in London close to Liverpool Street and offices thorough Europe, Asia and America. They are a great company that has seen a steady increase in growth and job opportunities. They invest in their staff and encourage training and development and internal promotion.
Outline of role
The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer and the successful applicant will be directly responsible for the management of five members of staff comprising a Client Cashier, Disbursements Clerk and three Accounts Payable Clerks. The role also involves liaison with accounts staff in all international offices. The primary duty of the role is to manage the five members of staff ensuring that all transactions are processed timely and accurately. The successful applicant will therefore need to demonstrate a certain gravitas with personal credibility and confidence. Good communication skills are essential.
The role is also a focal point for queries from accounts staff outside London, ensuring that those staff understand the accounts system and also process their transactions timely and accurately. Some travel to our international offices is required. A track record of effective training, though not essential, would be preferred.
The successful candidate must have supervisory experience gained in a Legal environment.
The successful candidate will be conversant with Solicitors Regulation Authority Accounts Rules as well as having a good working knowledge of VAT. Exposure to accounting requirements/issues of other jurisdictions will be an advantage.
Day to day duties
Review of a global daily cash report prepared by Client Cashier;
Daily electronic sign off of office and client bank payments;
Act as primary liaison with the firms bankers with regards to the effective use of their online banking systems;
Assisting cashiers with dealing with the firm’s bankers;
Arranging periodic fixed deposits with the firm’s bankers for office and client funds;
Monthly review of client account reconciliations prepared by the Client Cashier including review and sign off with the firm’s COFA;
Assisting with monthly management accounts coding corrections and balance sheet prepayment releases;
Undertaking quarterly review with the Client Cashier to ensure retained balances are correctly dealt with under rules 14.3 and 14.4 of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011;
Acting as primary contact with the firms auditors for the annual SRA Accounts Rules audit; and
Assisting with the annual office account audit.
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