Finance Assistant

Royds Withy King

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Update day: 15-05-2023

Location: West Midlands

Category: Finance / Bank / Stock

Industry: Legal

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We are currently recruiting a Finance Assistant to join our Finance Team in the Bath office.

The main duty of this role will be to provide assistance in financial related matters to all internal clients accurately and within daily deadlines and to ensure the firm complies with Solicitor Accounts Rules.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring the firms bank accounts for daily transactions of funds received via BACS/CHAPS
  • Process BACS/CHAPS payments accurately and on time in response to payment request from internal clients
  • Process cheques accurately and on time in response to payment requests from internal clients
  • Process client to office transfers to clear outstanding invoices
  • Process supplier invoices for payment
  • Processing and checking of bills
  • Daily banking of cheques & cash received
  • Dealing with enquiries from internal clients
  • Maintain archive files on the accounts system
  • Daily bank reconciliations for client & office accounts
  • Processing credit/debit card payments from clients
  • Dealing with external clients financial queries
  • Supporting the Transactional Manager in relation to audits
  • Updating breach register for COFA
  • Processing all internal expense requests forms by BACS.
  • Ensure all financial procedures comply with Solicitors Accounts rules
  • Month end routine including month end bank reconciliations
  • Monthly Reconciliation of deputyship accounts
  • Any other duty as reasonably requested by the Transactional Manager and Finance Partner which will be primarily lead by project initiatives.

Personal specification:


A levels or equivalent


  • Strong experience within a similar role in a professional services environment
  • Client focused – considering internal & external clients’ needs at all times
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail
  • Extremely well organised with the ability to work to regular deadlines
  • Demonstrates a positive and efficient image
  • Friendly & approachable
  • Problem solving – dealing with day to day issues & resolving appropriately
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & operates well within a team
  • Enthusiastic “can do” attitude to work
  • Ability to work with tact, discretion and confidentiality with clients & third parties
  • Strong organisational & administrative skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Database packages
  • Ability to use internal computer systems (after training)
  • Analytical & methodical approach to IT problem solving
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Deadline: 29-06-2023

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