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Legal Accountant

Legal Accountant

Posted 23 April by Reed Accountancy
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Legal Accountant (Maternity Cover)
  • Annual Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Sittingbourne
  • Job Type: Full-time, Temporary (Maternity Cover)

We are a well-established solicitors’ firm based in Sittingbourne, currently seeking a Legal Accountant to join our team for a period of maternity cover. This role is ideal for a professional with a robust background in accounts within the legal sector.

Day-to-day of the role:
  • Oversee the financial systems and ensure compliance with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.
  • Manage client and office accounts, including client funds and transactions.
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns and other statutory financial reports.
  • Liaise with auditors, providing necessary information for annual audits.
  • Monitor cash flow, prepare financial statements, and manage bank reconciliations.
  • Work closely with the legal team to ensure accurate billing and financial management of cases.
  • Provide financial advice and support to partners and fee earners within the firm.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven experience as an accountant within the legal sector.
  • Strong understanding of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and legal financial compliance.
  • Proficiency in legal accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent) is preferred.
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Opportunity to work in a reputable and professional legal environment.
  • Supportive team and management.

This maternity cover role offers the successful candidate a chance to contribute to a prestigious firm and maintain high standards of financial management within the legal sector.

To apply for the Legal Accountant position, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience in legal accounting and your interest in this temporary role.

Reference: 52518642

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