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Accounts Assistant - Maternity contract

Added on: 09 Jun 2021

Location: Tunbridge Wells

Salary: c £26,000 ae

Job purpose:

We require an additional experienced accounts or finance assistant, ideally with a background in professional services for a maternity cover to start August/September.

Main Duties :

  • To support a legal team in meeting obligations to their supervisory body such as completing annual report submissions to the relevant deadlines
  • Arranging billing on a quarterly basis, and preparing bills
  • Undertake file management including opening and closing files and filing all relevant
  • documents
  • Arranging payments and associated records
  • Preparation of periodic financial reviews pertaining to clients’ financial affairs
  • Provision of financial information to investment advisers and other third parties
  • Other general administrative support such as scanning, e-mailing and ad hoc work as required by the team.

Skills required :

  • Experience of preparing invoices and making payments
  • Ability to compile and reconcile accounts
  • Data entry skills with an ability to identify numerical errors and balance accounts
  • Good numeric, literacy and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills in particular Word and Excel and use of a Practice Management System would be useful.

About you:

You should have a background in finance or accounts combined with solid administrative and PC skills.  You will have good interpersonal skills, enjoy contact with others and working in a team.  You are well-organised with high standards of presentation and attention to detail.  You can be tactful and patient and are mindful of the need for confidentiality.  

Job benefits:

  • Opportunity to join a leading local firm with an excellent reputation.  Whilst staff are currently working from home there is a superb office environment to return to.
  • Hours: 9.15 – 5.30 Monday to Friday
  • Holiday: 25 days + bank holiday
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance and pension

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