We have a permanent opening for a Legal Accounts Assistant to join a successful, local solicitors firm. You will be required to work as part of a team, as well as independently and take on a variety of tasks within the role. The primary function of your role is to support the Accounts function in the day to day financial operations, processing accounts transactions and assisting with all accounting functions - see below: Daily: Assisting with processing client invoices as directed by fee earners Assisting with Monitoring bank accounts for monies in and assigning them to appropriate clients and matters Assisting with Processing cheques and electronic transfer requests, ensuring appropriate sign off has been obtained Assisting with Posting client-based supplier invoices and processing payments onto SOS accounts system Dealing with elements of client disbursements using SOS accounts system, including counsel fee notes. Taking payments from clients face-to-face and on the telephone Assisting with client and office bank accounts, transferring money between them as appropriate Preparing daily banking for delivery at local branch Allocating transactions on the practice accounts system Preparing reports as required from time to time Assisting with Monitoring client balances daily and reporting to COFA Liaising with external parties such as accountants, bankers, Land Registry, etc., as required from time to time Assist in general running of the department and effectively contribute to the overall efficiency of the department output. Covering absences for the Main Legal Cashier. To follow the internal processes, systems and procedures, as prescribed in the Firm manual, and quality standards. Other broadly similar accounting functions required by the Board of Directors from time to time. Weekly: Assisting with Processing expenses claims Assisting with Issuing petty cash Processing aged debt initial stage reminder letters and assisting with telephone calls to debtors Progressing dormant and untraceable client balances. Dealing with editing files on SOS accounts system Liaising with fee earners re: aged debt Reviewing un-cashed cheques and acting to rectify Monthly: Posting interest enquiries and inputting of designated deposit account statements. Dealing with monthly statements from suppliers of client disbursementsAnnually: Assisting in year-end preparation and audit, reconciliation and reporting Dealing with year-end queries and assisting the department with such queries. You will need:Strong working knowledge of Excel Microsoft range of products and other generally used office applications. Working knowledge of a practice management software Experience of general book-keeping principles Desirable: Working knowledge of SRA Accounts Rules and reporting requirements to COFA. Working knowledge of SOS Accounts systemHours: 35 hours per week: 9:00am to 5:00 pm Mon - Fri with 60 min lunchBenefits: 20-25 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidaysPensionDeath in Service Please note - at the moment - this role is a mixture of home and office based, although this is subject to change. Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.