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Accounts Payable Supervisor

Job Term:
Legal Finance
Salary Description:
Career Legal
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This client is a leading American law firm with 20 offices around the globe employing over 1200 lawyers. The London office is their European hub and is a vibrant and busy place to work.


They are currently looking for some to join their Accounts team. This is a great opportunity to advance a career in Legal Finance.




Responsible for the client and office payment functions as well as review and manage the client account balances


Manage Counsel payments, company card and key supplier relationships


Approve and transmit client and office account payments


Ensure daily reports, checks and reconciliations are completed


Check and verify the monthly bank reconciliations for the client and office accounts


Review and approve vendor payments and Chrome River expenses for the weekly processing runs and ad hoc payments as required


Assisting in the production and submission of VAT returns


Review, improve and document the accounting systems internal controls and processes


Manage and develop the accounts payable team to ensure they are appropriately trained and supported to develop to their full potential


Support day to day accounting for the Properties company


Ensure finance policies and best practice principles are adhered to throughout the Accounts function


Responsibility for SRA, AML and ABC compliance by the Accounts team and ensuring all staff are fully trained


Candidate Profile


Proven staff management skills and a pro-active approach to management and mentoring, able to work well with others under pressure


Experience within a Partnership (essential), proven ability to win the confidence and respect of Partners, colleagues and all levels of staff throughout an organisation


Experience within a law firm and ideally experience of working with client money


A team player who is well organised, enthusiastic and has excellent attention to detail


Experience of Elite would be advantageous (particularly 3E)


Highly proficient in Excel, with analytical and reconciliation skills


Ability to be adaptable and flexible to deal with changing requirements and timescales, and keen to take on responsibility


Proactive in identifying opportunities, with the energy and enthusiasm to manage new initiatives, challenge the norm and strive towards excellence and innovation


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 permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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