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ASSISTANT HEAD OF ACCOUNTS

LOCATION:

Wells, Somerset

SALARY:

Salary commensurate with ability and experience

STANDARD WORKING HOURS:

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 with one hour lunch break (35 hours per week)

REPORTING TO:

Head of Accounts

RESPONSIBLE FOR (STAFF):

None

 

SCOPE OF THE ROLE:

Chubb Bulleid Solicitors, based in Somerset are looking to recruit an Assistant Head of Accounts to join their expanding team.

If you would like to work for a friendly and supportive firm, where the priority of all team members is to do the best they can for our growing client base, you could be just who we are looking for.

With full on-the-job training, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a professional setting and can offer the right candidate excellent career advancement.

Suited to a motivated and detail-orientated individual, you will have a minimum of 12 months experience within a finance role and are seeking a full time position.

The role will be based in Wells but candidates may be required to travel to our other two offices within Somerset. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that all financial movement of funds, on behalf of both Clients and Directors, are dealt with on a daily basis
  • Using the accounts systems, assist with the reconciliation of all bank accounts daily to ensure accurate records
  • Assist in the maintenance of the bank account register, ensuring all details are accurate and up to date for audit purposes
  • Assist in the compilation, maintenance and review of all bank mandates on a regular basis, ensuring all necessary signatories are added/removed without delay. Liaise with banks to ensure all information is accurate and up to date
  • Deal with day-to-day transaction processing, including client payments, client receipts, bill receipts, disbursements, transfers and banking
  • Check completion statements and process client completions
  • Produce the month end accounts
  • Process invoices and supplier payments within a reasonable period
  • Ensure that all debtor accounts are reviewed and actioned
  • Undertake general cashiering tasks, supporting the department and wider team as required
  • File and produce financial reports for management as required
  • Deal with all telephone queries
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills; ensuring matters are progressed in an effective way and records are kept in good order
  • Establish a good working relationship with colleagues at all levels and work as part of a supportive team
  • Liaise with external service providers when required
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority Accounts Rules and Regulations
  • Carry out all office transactions in accordance with best accounting practice

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Adhere to all internal methods, systems, policies and procedures
  • Take responsibility for own training on software or systems used at Chubb Bulleid if not already familiar with them

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to:
Louise Clayton, HR Manager, Chubb Bulleid Solicitors, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RJ
or email your application to: Louise_Clayton@chubb-bulleid.co.uk

JOB DESCRIPTION

PRIVATE CLIENT SOLICITOR

LOCATION:

Somerton, Somerset

SALARY:

Salary commensurate with ability and experience

STANDARD WORKING HOURS:

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 with one hour lunch break (35 hours per week)

REPORTING TO:

Head of Private Client

RESPONSIBLE FOR (STAFF):

Secretary (if applicable)

 

SCOPE OF THE ROLE:

Chubb Bulleid Solicitors, based in Somerset are looking to recruit a Private Client Solicitor to join their expanding team.

If you would like to work for a friendly and supportive firm, where the priority of all team members is to do the best they can for our growing client base, you could be just who we are looking for.

You will be a hardworking professional and have sound experience of all Private Client matters.  This role is open to all levels of PQE including NQ's and may even extend to paralegal or non-qualified candidates.

Our aim is to recruit someone for the long-term, who has a passion for the local area and wants to provide city quality advice to our local clients.

The role will be based in Somerton but candidates will be expected to travel to our other two offices within Somerset.  For the initial six months of employment, the role will be based in our Wells office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administer all aspects of Private Client matters including Wills; Trusts; Inheritance Tax Planning; Powers of Attorney; Administration of Estates; Estate Planning and Court of Protection applications
  • Demonstrate current practical knowledge and application of the law relating to all aspects on Private Client matters
  • Undertake any research necessary to give correct advice
  • Achieve time and billing targets
  • Manage a varied caseload whilst being flexible to changing demands
  • Work as part of a team on other client projects
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills; ensuring client matters are progressed in an effective way and files are kept in good order
  • Establish a good working relationship with your dedicated secretarial support (if applicable); assisting with department workflow when required

 

  • Operate a successful networking strategy; marketing yourself, the department and firm as a whole
  • Show a genuine desire and interest in building client relationships by sharing the firm's ethos of providing exceptional client care

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Adhere to all internal methods, systems, policies and procedures
  • Take responsibility for own training on software or systems used at Chubb Bulleid if not already familiar with them

 

TRAINEE SOLICITOR (Training contract )

2 year fixed-term Training Contract commencing November 2018

Salary: Prevailing Law Society recommended rate

Are you looking for a training contract with a successful law firm based in Somerset? Do you want to gain experience across a wide range of areas of law; from Commercial Property law to Wills and Tax Planning law?  If you have answered yes to these questions, and you are seeking to commence a training contract in November 2018, read on.

Our priority is providing quality advice to our clients and we have cultured a successful ‘people firm’ which is reflected in our organic growth and client testimonials.  In order to achieve this, we are a hard working but also expanding and successful law firm in central Somerset.  We have offices in Wells, Street and Somerton, all of which specialise in general high street legal matters.

Our reputation means that we also specialise in a variety of agricultural transactions, corporate matters, sizeable commercial property transactions and we act for a number of developers and substantial companies, including certain household names in the retail sector.

We have had a philosophy of giving our trainees a wide range of practical experience (not just on a photocopier!) and skills through training and client contact over the 2-year contract term.  Our trainees complete four six month seats, with exposure to all departments within the Firm during the training programme.  The trainee will have hands on experience of legal matters, client contact and responsibility with back up and support at all time.  The hope is that the trainee will then see the vision of the Firm and want to progress within Chubb Bulleid once they have qualified as a solicitor.

We are looking for candidates with a genuine passion for the legal profession, coupled with team-working skills to fit with our supportive and expert team.  Together with academic ability, our ideal trainee will be self-effacing and an excellent communicator.

The mission of the Firm is to continue to provide the best service for clients in the local area and continue to grow our practice.  Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to our client care values in their application.

Applicants must have completed a law degree (or equivalent) and some level of experience is an advantage.  A GDL/LPC qualification is desirable but not essential.

If you are looking to train within a friendly and supportive environment, with exposure to a client base that is typical of a larger city firm, then we might just be the perfect fit for your emerging legal career.  Find out all about us here: http://www.chubb-bulleid.co.uk/

And we think you’ll agree, our location is something special too:

http://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/explore-somerset/wells-p500273

Our trainee recruitment process comprises of a HR/partner interview and written exercise.. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to: Louise Clayton, HR Manager, Chubb Bulleid Solicitors, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RJ or email your application to: Louise_Clayton@chubb-bulleid.co.uk

 

EVER CONSIDERED A MOVE TO SOMERSET ?

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to get a stimulating, varied and satisfying career whilst enjoying the beautiful rural countryside?

We can tell you that it is not only possible, but available to you right now.

Nestled in the centre of rural Somerset we can offer you a quality of life, no long commute and no compromise on caseload. With branches in Wells, Street and Somerton we have a diverse client base that includes Commercial High Street names and people from every walk of life. We have International, national and local clients and everyone is as important to us as the next.

We are a modern well organised practice that holds Lexcel, ISO9001:2008 and Conveyancing Quality Scheme standards. We offer excellent prospects for development for the right candidates.

If you are looking for a new challenge and client care is important to you and if you fit the criteria for one of our vacancies then we want to hear from you.

 

Apply in writing with CV to Miss Louise Clayton, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RJ

or by email to louise_clayton@chubb-bulleid.co.uk

Telephone:  01749 836105