Assistant Head of Accounts/Future Accounts Manager – VACANCY

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Role: Assistant Head of Accounts/Future Accounts Manager

Type: Full Time/Permanent

Location: Wells

Salary: Dependent on level of experience

Start date: Negotiable

We are a leading and long-established law firm based in the heart of the Somerset countryside with a client list you would expect to see in the centre of a big city, and we are expanding.

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Head of Accounts with sound knowledge of the SAR to work within our established accounts team.  The variety and potential make this role a unique proposition.  We need someone who is ultimately looking for a leadership role as part of our succession plan.  Someone keen to progress in their career and can see a management position in their future.

You will:

Take responsibility for all of the customary legal practice finance functions including the preparation of daily bank reconciliations and reports, assisting with bank mandates, checking completion statements and processing client completions, dealing with all invoices and supplier payments and dealing with ad hoc enquiries from lawyers and team members.  You will ensure that all transactions are processed and recorded in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with SRA/AML rules.  You will be just as happy to complete month and year end routines as they are training and managing a team of legal cashiers.

About you:

We are open to experience levels of 3 years and above but you must be confident to work without direct supervision.  Most importantly you will take an analytical approach to dealing with the firm’s finances, with meticulous attention to detail.  You will possess good communication and IT skills, together with experience of working in a busy accounts department.

What we can offer

A competitive salary, a discretionary twice yearly bonus, 22 rising to 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and pension scheme.