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Accounts Manager (Legal)

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  • Ref: JW740

An expanding legal practice located in East Devon requires an Accounts Manager to join their firm.

Reporting to the Practice Manager, the appointed candidate will be expected to facilitate the effective financial operation of the firm but also continually review the financial processes and procedures in place. Working closely with the Partners and fee earners;the role requires applicants who are proactive, have excellent attention to detail levels and who hold a high degree of self-management.

Accounts Manager (Legal) responsibilities include...

Key responsibilities within the role include:

  • Process client and office transactions including postings
  • Prepare cheques and bank transfers
  • Control of designated client deposit accounts
  • Prepare client account interest statements and transfers
  • Carry out credit control function as defined by firms procedures
  • Complete preparatory work for the year end annual accounts
  • Arrange for monthly PAYE and NICs payments to HMRC
  • Administer VAT, VAT returns and payments
  • Ensure that key nominal ledger control accounts are reconciled on a regular monthly basis
  • Administer and reconcile petty cash
  • Maintain and update purchase ledger

Accounts Manager (Legal) requirements include...

Candidates interested in the role must have previous experience of working within a legal accounts environment. Applicants will need to have an understanding and practical experience of budgetary control, practice finance and of Solicitors Accounts Rules. All interested candidates must have strong IT skills as well as possessing fantastic interpersonal skills. Excellent organisational skills will be required as will the ability to remain calm under pressure.You must have the ability to work unsupervised and be a real team player.

All applicants must have a full clean driving license and have access to a car as you will be required to visit other offices from time to time.


In return my client is looking to offer a competitive basic salary plus benefits.

Interviews will be held ASAP

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