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8 months ago
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Matthew Leach
Sector: Litigation
Category: Law Costs Draftsperson Jobs, Law Costs Negotiator Jobs, Accounts Jobs

Finance Systems Assistant - Legal - Birmingham

Finance Systems Assistant with experience of financial systems in a professional services environment is required by a leading law firm in central Birmingham. This would suit a candidate who has a passion for data and costs, wanting to work in the legal sector. Working under the wing of the Costs Draftsman who has over 15 years of commercial experience you will gain some knowledge and work on projects from day one.

You must have experience with financial systems or have experience of costs in a litigation environment. Full training will be provided in areas you have not had the experience yet.

As the Finance Systems Assistant, you should have the following experience:

  • Strong numerical literacy, an ability to decipher information presented and experience of working with large volumes of data
  • Commercial awareness, with strong communication skills to drive outcomes, and manage stakeholders,
  • Excel skills to intermediate level: formatting, tabulating, sorting, filtering, basic mathematical functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, sum), linking formulae between spreadsheets. An understanding of and ability to create pivot tables would be an advantage. Experience using Excel to prepare simple interest calculations and manipulate large volumes of data is desired.
  • Experience of in-house finance systems including billing and time recording. In-house systems include Elite 3E, Webview etc systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with large volumes of data

The role

  • Assist the Costs Draftsman in preparing documents and spread sheets to be presented to the Court and others as appropriate. The documents include:

    • Precedent H cost budgets & R reports
    • Formal bills of costs for detailed assessment
    • Statements of costs for summary assessment
    • Schedules of costs for interim payment applications
    • Points of Dispute and Replies in detailed assessment proceedings
    • Instructions or Brief to Counsel

  • Obtain and manipulate/format data to assist with costs estimations, for example, time breakdowns, fee earner breakdowns, month end reports, and interest calculations, billing guides and recapped breakdowns of invoices. To create, edit and amend spreadsheets as requested; inputting, amending and deleting entries, running calculations and linking between spreadsheets.

  • Collate bundles of documents as directed

The client is a worldwide law firm that is moving a lot of their business support function to Birmingham. They are in state of the art offices with an onsite gym, cafeteria, bar and the most up to date technology so that you can communicate with other employees across the world.

For this Finance Systems Assistant role, they are looking to pay a starting salary of £20,000 - £25,000 + Excellent benefits and training. To apply press apply now or send your CV to Matthew.Leach @ circlerecruitment.com

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