Accounts Assistant (FTC Maternity Cover) Hertford

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Accounts Assistant (FTC Maternity Cover) Hertford

Accounts Assistant (FTC Maternity Cover) Hertford

Accounts Assistant (FTC Maternity Cover) Hertford. Our clients are a long-established law firm based in Hertford. The Accounts Team consists of an Accounts Manager and an Accounts Assistant. Our clients have a strong reputation both locally and further afield and their aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of their growth and who share their core values. Ideally our client would like someone to start as soon as possible on a full-time basis until mid-July 2020.

Job Purpose of Accounts Assistant:

The Accounts team need to recruit a Legal Cashier on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. The person appointed will work alongside the Accounts Manager and be part of the Operations team, which offers central support to the firm. The appointment will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in legal accounts.

The aim is for the successful applicant to join as soon as possible to learn the role before the Accounts Assistant goes on maternity leave.

Duties and Responsibilities of Accounts Assistant:

  • Log cheques received onto excel spreadsheet. Scan copy of cheque to fee earner and secretary in order for them to submit an auto posting to the accounts system.
  • Log onto bank. Inform secretary and fee earner of any funds received, and process, as above.
  • Transfer and write off of WIP.
  • Posting bills, writing off of bills, posting credit notes.
  • Posting auto transactions.
  • Writing cheque details into paying in books and taking them to the bank.
  • Printing cheques.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Transferring daily bill payments on bank.
  • Purchase ledger – posting of invoices received and paying due invoices on a weekly basis.
  • Month end
  • Deposit account transfers
  • Reports – printing weekly aged debt, month end reports and WIP & debtor’s meetings with practice areas
  • Posting staff expenses
  • Credit control
  • Card payments

Person Specification of Accounts Assistant


  • A legal cashier qualification would be an advantage but not essential
  • Strong academic record

Knowledge and Experience

  • A sound knowledge and experience of legal accounts
  • A good understanding of SAR’s
  • A minimum of 3 years’ legal sector experience is essential

Abilities & Skills

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexibly when required
  • Ability to use initiative and work unsupervised
  • Strong verbal communicator and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to pick up new systems and procedures quickly
  • Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care
  • Motivated and pro-active
  • Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Personal Attributes

  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality
  • A team player who is looking to work with a progressive, well regarded firm

Salary £22k per annum, free parking and great working environment.

Apply today – 01279 260096