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Accounts Payable Assistant

Legal Finance
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This law firm is one of the longest established firms in London, with a history going back to the seventeenth century. The firm is now a mid-sized commercial practice with 70 partners and practice areas that include Corporate, Employment, Disputes, Family and Private Client. 

They are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Assistant to support the team. You will be required to maintain excellent relationships with external suppliers and internal budget holders.


Reconciling office bank account on a daily basis, ensuring that all entries are posted to the ledgers.  

Posting all standing orders and direct debits.

Maintaining supplier ledgers, with responsibility for the smooth running of the entire process. 

Ensuring that all invoices received are dispatched to budget holders for authorisation.

Arranging payment of supplier invoices on a weekly basis.

Raising cheques and electronic payment schedules.

Keeping a diary in relation to suppliers that must be paid on strict payment dates/ terms.

Maintaining counsel and GBP/foreign currency expert supplier ledgers.

Checking and adding invoices and fee notes to the client/matter ledgers. 

Reviewing a daily counsel and expert fee report and preparing the payment schedule.

Checking and approving expense claims submitted.

Providing assistance during the annual audit.

Contributing to team specific projects.

Candidate Profile

Accounts Payable experience, ideally gained within a law firm. 

Excellent communication skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Experience of using Word and Excel.

Strong team player with an enthusiastic and proactive approach.

Important Notice

It is Career Legal’s policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.

Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.

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