Legal Finance Assistant

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Job Location: London

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Job Ref: LGFNAS

Please apply with a CV and Covering letter to HR@jha.com clearly explaining why you are interested in our firm, the role on offer and why you believe you are suitable for this role.



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Overview

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP is an exciting specialist litigation practice based in Holborn, central London. We have built a new model for the provision of litigation services. Our partnership comprises world-renowned practitioners, both barristers and solicitors, from various dispute-resolution backgrounds. Our firm’s barristers and solicitors, with their distinct experiences, work closely as a team from the beginning of every case. We therefore combine the best qualities of a chambers with those of a traditional law firm. Our practice areas are commercial litigation, international arbitration, tax disputes and forensic investigation and we focus on the highest quality, most complex cases.

Our sole focus is achieving the best outcomes for our clients in their most demanding, complex, and important cases. We strive to be the UK’s leading law firm in each of our practice areas.  See more at: http://uk.jha.com/about-us

The post is full-time from Monday – Friday, from 9am – 6pm in our central London office.

 

The Role

You will be working in a small finance team and will have the opportunity to gain broad exposure to all aspects of our finance department. You will support the team as required and will be working closely with the Accounts Payable & Cashiering Assistant, Revenue Controller and Financial Controller.

The culture of the Firm means that we demand the best from all of our staff.  In this role attention to detail and accuracy is key and an in-depth knowledge of best practice is essential.

The individual will also have full knowledge of the SRA accounts rules and their application.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Provide the senior Revenue Controller with support in the process of low volume, complex billing
  • Assist in drafting bills (in accordance with client service level agreements) and all related activities
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Provide support to the Accounts Payable & Cashiering team with reconciliations and postings as required
  • Provide assistance the Financial Controller as needed
  • in educating Fee Earners in relation to best practice regarding all aspects of matter management.
  • Assisting in the monitoring and reporting of fee earner time recording.
  • Involvement in projects as and when required.

 

Qualifications and experience

  • The candidate will have approximately two years finance experience gained within a professional services firm
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with SAR accounting
  • A successful track record of improving processes and implementing best practice procedures
  • Experience of PMS accounting systems and also e-billing platforms
  • The candidate will have strong academics, including ‘A’ levels or equivalent as a preference

 

Key Skills

  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrating initiative and a drive to deliver excellence
  • A team player used to working in small teams and understanding others’ roles
  • Hard working, exceptionally organised and an ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong inter-personal skills; ability to develop relationships across the firm maintaining a professional attitude at all times
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a positive outlook even when placed under pressure
  • An excellent standard of written and spoken English is essential
  • Must keep firm matters confidential
  • Excellent IT skills, especially in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

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