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Vacancy - Legal Accounts Assistant

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Assistant Part Time Legal Cashier Required

About Us

Due to continued growth, we are looking to recruit an experienced legal cashier to assist in accounts and with our administration.

The candidate needs to be naturally enthusiastic, committed and keen to contribute to the growth of the firm. This position would ideally suit someone who has been in this industry for some time who wishes to start working 3 days per week and gradually increase to 4 or 5 days. They should also be able to work extras days if needed to provide holiday cover at prior arrangement. The role will be based at our Romford office. The practice has been established for over 65 years but progressive.

Based in Romford, Collier Row and Gidea Park, we act for a wide range of commercial and private sector clients.

The role

  • To undertake daily banking functions including bank reconciliation and operation of online banking facilities.
  • The processing of client and office accounting transactions including all postings onto Quill Pinpoint
  • Checking of all Residential and Commercial Conveyancing completion statements and financial checklists.
  • The input and payment of faster and CHAPS and international payments.
  • The processing of client bills to include checking and posting.
  • Assist in month end procedures and the production of month end reports.
  • To assist in the VAT administration
  • Processing of travel and other expenses and purchase ledger system
  • Checking all Estate Accounts prior to them being sent out to Clients.
  • Assisting with our annual Audit and Lexcel inspections.
  • Assisting in the daily routine tasks including filing and data input. .
  • Dealing with File Closing Sheets and Aged Client balances.
  • Assisting in the daily administrative duties which are also undertaken within our accounts department.

The Candidate

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Excellent numeracy and computer skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good organisational and administration skills
  • Discretion and trustworthiness
  • Copes effectively in demanding circumstances
  • Self-motivated with a bright and positive attitude
  • Reliable with good time management

Experience Required

  • Experience of working in a legal environment and the knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules is preferred but nit essential
  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and software with good keyboard skills. Quill Pinpoint would be an advantage but not necessary
  • Practical experience of handling client enquiries


This is a part time vacancy to start  - 3 days per week.  There is scope to increase this to full time if desired. Would ideally suit someone looking for 3 days per week gradually increasing to 4 or 5.

Salary is competitive rates

Email CV with covering letter to:  joanne.druce@fbarnes.co.uk