Accounts Assistant

Closing date: 06/08/2021
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Business Services
Location: Ipswich
The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.
Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

Purpose of job

To work as part of a team assisting in providing an efficient and accurate accounts service to the firm.

  • Effectively receive and process all payments and receipts for client and office accounts.
  • Accurately carry out CHAPS, BACS, International Payments and Inter Account Transfers within agreed time limits.
  • Assist and support other team members in other duties as required.
  • Other administrative duties as required.
  • Ensuring that own knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date, requesting training where necessary.
  • Strong IT skills, including word and excel
  • Good organisation and administrative skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous legal accounts experience would be desirable 
Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.