Finance Officer
Apr 26, 2024

Finance Officer

Cardiff, CF10
Full Time , Permanent

Closing date: 20th May 2024

Location: Cardiff Office

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Job type: Permanent, full time

Job Description

Working as part of our Management Services Team you will be a key person in the day-to-day management and operation of the finance function. Controlling and posting finance data and assisting with the production of reports from the accounts system.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Diligent monitoring of incoming payments and allocation to appropriate ledgers.
  • Processing payments to clients and other parties.
  • Entering anticipated disbursements and posting fee invoices, credit notes and write offs.
  • Handling accounts queries from staff.
  • Taking debit and credit card payments over the telephone.
  • Daily client bank account reconciliation.
  • Managing credit control and pursuing unbilled disbursements.
  • Posting supplier invoices and arranging payments to suppliers.
  • Ensuring compliance with the firm’s policies, procedures and SRA rules.
  • Assisting the Finance Manager when required, to include month/year end reporting, and providing cover in times of absence.
  • Assisting with the provision and collation of information for auditors.
  • Undertaking special finance projects from time to time.
  • Generating performance reports of individual departments and fee-earners.

Applicant Criteria

The successful candidate will be organised with meticulous attention to detail and a positive work ethic. You will have previous experience of working in a finance role, ideally within the legal profession, and a strong knowledge of SRA accounting rules.

Required skills and experience:

  • Meticulous, tidy and able to comply with finance system deadlines.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, liaising with colleagues, clients and other professional parties.
  • Strong IT skills with a sound knowledge of legal accounts software and experience working with excel spreadsheets.
  • Self-motivated, proactive with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team working attributes, with a constant departmental improvement attitude.
  • Identifier of unusual results, risk events and associated reporting obligations.

Salary and Benefits

As a Finance Officer you will receive:

  • A competitive salary (dependant on experience) reviewed annually.
  • Minimum 22 days annual leave (increasing to a maximum of 28 days), plus bank holidays.
  • Eye care and private medical insurance (after qualifying period)
Cardiff, CF10
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent
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Company info

We are a firm of independent solicitors with its head office in Cardiff and satellite offices in Bridgend and London. We act for clients across Wales, the UK and beyond.

We pride ourselves on our reputation for providing legal expertise, commercial experience and professionalism. Our team comprises of a wide range of sector specialists who aim to provide practical counsel and effective representation to meet our clients’​ needs.

We act for a wide range of both commercial clients, from PLCs to SMEs and owner managed businesses, and individuals, providing high quality legal services.

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