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Legal Accounts Manager

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Posted on Apr 8, 2021 by CV-Library

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
£25k - £30k Annual
Full-Time

Our client is a well-established legal 500 law firm based in the Bury St Edmunds area.

Their finance team are looking for a new Accounts Manager to join the business.

Preferably you will have a Legal Cashier background/experience and have an AAT qualification.

The key duties for this role are as follows:-

* Ensure that all time recording is up to date in time for preparation of the monthly billing which takes place at the end of each month.

* Ensuring that all time recording undertaken by the Legal Team has been entered correctly and raising issues directly with the Legal Team where there are any discrepancies.

* Checking and paying all disbursements on a monthly basis.

* Dealing with any finance related queries from clients.

* Taking payments by card machine and dealing with the banking such as paying in client cheques to Office Account and Client Account as appropriate.

* Client Account Management in accordance with the SRA client account rules

* Managing Counsel Fees including chasing overdue fees (e.g. Barristers’ fees unpaid by clients).

* Credit Control - i.e. chasing unpaid fees / invoices.

* Transaction Posting for all ledgers including:-

o Customer / Sales / Client Ledger

o Supplier Ledger

o Bank posting for all bank accounts (i.e. including Office & Client bank accounts)

o Nominal Ledger

* VAT returns including:-

o Prepare VAT Cash Accounting Returns via Xero

o Reconcile VAT Return to Nominal Ledger including:-

* reconciliation of Output Tax to receipts via LEAP reports

* reconciliation to trade debtors

* reconciliation to trade creditors

o Filing VAT Returns with HMRC via MTD

* Bank Reconciliations

* Month End Reports for Directors including:-

o Profit and Loss Account

o Balance Sheet

o Trial Balance

o Bank Account reconciliations (both Office and Client accounts) and reconciled to trial balance

o Trade Debtors List (reconciled to trial balance)

o Trade Creditors List (reconciled to trial balance)

o Client Account balance listing and reconciliation to Client bank account

o Ad hoc reports as requested by Directors or Accountant.

* Cash Flow Management

* Liaising with the Company Accountant in relation to various matters as necessary

* Payroll including:-

o Providing payroll information to company Accountant, who processes monthly payroll

o Dealing with Starters and Leavers as appropriate

o Dealing with staff pension contributions as appropriate

o Liaising with Accountant regarding any staff payroll queries

* Any other duties

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