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Accounts Assistant - Client Cash

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for two Accounts Assistants. Our Finance team provides support to the firm in management accounting and budgeting, billing, credit control,  data management, purchase ledger and payments management as well as providing financial and commercial input to support the firm's operational and strategic decision-making processes. The finance team plays a vital role in managing risk and financial performance for the firm.

Role Responsibility

The Accounts Assistant - Cashier will work as part of a busy team and be responsible for playing a part in all transactional processes, month end reporting and maintaining SAR compliance.

A typical day will involve anything from high volume processing to liaising with partners and fee earners and resolving queries.

The Accounts Assistant – Cashier role will undertake the following key responsibilities;

  • Reconciliation of the Firms client, office and imprest bank accounts on a daily basis
  • Month End reconciliations and reporting
  • TT Payments and Receipts – Client Accounts
  • Client account cheque checking and production
  • Ensuring that the client transactions are posted in a timely manner and in accordance with Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Interest calculations
  • Client Account balance review and reconciliation reports for Fee Earners
  • Cash Management
  • Queries
  • To undertake any other ad hoc duties as required.
  • Handling confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols

The Ideal Candidate

  • Solicitors Account Rules knowledge (desirable)
  • An ability to communicate effectively and to build strong working relationships with both team members and internal clients
  • Ability to respond speedily and accurately to both internal and external customers’ demands in a confident, efficient manner.
  • IT literate
  • Flexibility with regard to hours and travel
  • You will need to be accurate and organised with a good eye for detail
  • Good level of education or equivalent work experience (looking to obtain The Institute of Legal Cashiers & Administrators Diploma qualification)

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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