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Finance Assistant Accountant

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job type: Contract/Interim/Temporary
  • Date posted: 30/08/2018
  • Job reference: PDE
This vacancy has now expired.

LMA Recruitment are working with a well-established Law firm based in Central London on an initial 6 month Fixed-Term Contract. To be considered for this role, you must have worked previously in a Law firm or legal practice and have billings experience.

There are a number of pre-requisites for this role, including the following:


- Printing and distributing Work in Progress reports. Monthly meetings with Partners and Fee Earners to go through and tidy ledger balances.

- Time transfers and adjustments.

- Charge-out rate maintenance.

- Reconciling Counsel's fee notes and posting to ledgers through purchase ledger system.

- Drafting invoices and sending to relevant Partners and Fee Earners for electronic approval.

- Creating detailed time narratives to accompany invoices.

- Posting invoices to system and allocating fees as per instructions.

- Raising credit notes and posting to accounts system.

- Printing hard copy invoices for submission to clients and maintaining Finance Department records.

Credit control:

- Monthly meetings with Partners to discuss aged debts.

- Regular correspondence with clients to ensure invoices are settled within agreed time frames.


- Daily bank reconciliations, to include printing statements, allocating receipts and payments and posting to the accounts system.

- Processing all incoming cheques and banking to both Client and Office accounts.

- Dealing with real estate department's completions, from checking cash statements to processing electronic payments

- Paying unpaid disbursements, as and when funds received and according to SAR's.

Purchase Ledger:

- Allocating invoices to correct nominal and posting onto Purchase Ledger system. Sending to relevant budget holder for approval.

- Allocation of costs to client files.

- Payment of invoices according to terms and conditions of the supplier. Posting payments through Purchase Ledger system.

Month End:

- Reconciliation of VAT control accounts.

- Check and reconcile month end reports and run month end processes by close of business on the first working day of the month.

This is an extremely varied role that would suit a Part Qualified ACCA/AAT Qualified candidate from a Legal background. The role may extend for the right candidate. Strong Excel skills, including Pivot Tables and VLookups, are critical. This role is paying a pro-rata annual salary between £35,000 - £40,000 d.o.e. If you are interested in this role, please get in touch directly with your most up to date CV at


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