about 1 month ago
Experience Level: InTerm: ediate
Term: Fixed Term: Contract
Working Hours: Full Time
Practice Area / DepartmentSupport - Finance
Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.
Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.
We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.
While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
The Finance department is responsible for ensuring proper systems are in place for time recording, billing, client accounting, purchase ledger, payroll and cash management so that accurate and reliable information can be produced.
The purpose of this role is to support the day to day running of the Finance function of the London office. The core responsibilities are billing and cashiering.
Full participation in the day to day activities of the Cashiers team
Posting receipts and payments on client account.
Helping to ensure fee earners and other support staff comply with the firm's internal cashiering regulations and SAR
Loading client payments onto the banking system.
Perform month and year end procedures and reconciliations
Reconciling Counsel Fee notes and arrange approval for payment.
Posting of third party disbursements onto ledgers.
Dealing with internal and external queries
Liaising with auditors and banks
Supporting other Finance team members across UK offices as required.
Calculating and processing bills, time and disbursement transfers and nil bills.Checking and posting bills.
Dealing with billing and time recording queries.
Charge out rate maintenance
Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
Good communication skills both oral and written
A strong team player
A positive and proactive attitude
An ability to operate autonomously and/or with minimum supervision
Drive and enthusiasm
Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach
Polite and professional manners
Cashiering experience (essential)
Billing experience (essential)
Previous law firm experience (essential)
Good knowledge of the Solicitors' Accounts Rules (SAR) (essential)
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.
Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.