Accounts Assistant

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (10:00 - 18:00)
Reports to: Finance Manager
Team: Accounts
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.


The role

We are a Top 100 UK Law firm and are advertising for an experienced accounts assistant to work in our client accounting team.

Use of Aderant / Elite would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will have between 2 and 5 years legal cashiers experience and looking to further their career in the Legal Sector.

You will be working within a small team and be assigned your own departments to manage the aged debt.

The main responsibilities will be:

The main responsibilities of the Legal Cashier will be:

  • Checking and posting of client funds coming in.

  • Checking and posting of client funds going out.

  • Posting of Land Registry/ TM searches and Search Flow invoices daily.

  • Client and Matter set up on PMS

  • Manging daily client bank reconciliations

  • Setting up client account payments and checking of payments

  • Ensuring compliance of SRA rules

  • Reviewing credit disbursements daily.

  • Assisting with month end billing.

  • Chasing fee earners on a daily basis re unallocated client funds.

  • Allocate daily payments into Office account

  • Cheque paying in and cheque payments, daily.

  • Client to office and office to client transfers daily.

  • Assisting with Month End process

  • Review residual balances on a monthly basis

Candidate specification

The successful Accounts Assistant will:

  • Possess excellent communication

  • Be able to follow instruction, work independently and proactively

  • Work accurately and efficiently

  • Have confidence in dealing with Partners, Fee Earners and External Clients

  • Be adaptive and responsive

  • Have knowledge and adhere to Solicitor Accounts Rules

  • Uphold confidentiality and private matters

  • Use of Excel