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Accounts Assistant

We’re looking for a full-time Accounts Assistant to join our professional Accounts Team.

As a successful candidate working as part of our close-knit, friendly team, you’ll enjoy a busy and varied role. You’ll be able to build on your experience of working within a busy accounts team, ideally in the legal sector, making a real contribution to the team and wider business.

At Actons, we’re focused on providing an exceptional experience to our colleagues and clients and you’ll have a key role to play in helping us deliver that.

So, if you’re ambitious, work hard and want to make a difference, Actons is definitely the place for you. Find out more about why you should join Actons.


Key Aspects of the Role:

  • Posting of financial transactions and data to the accounts database
  • Reconciliation of bank statements, client transactions and supplier credit accounts
  • Attendance on clients, directors, banks and post office
  • Client matter maintenance and general database housekeeping
  • Report building and distribution
  • Cheque and electronic payment production in-line with firm policies
  • Filing, archiving and file destruction
  • All work to be carried out in accordance with SRA Accounts Rules.


Skills, Experience and Competencies you will have:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • A proactive, supportive and reliable team member
  • The ability to build good relationships with colleagues at all levels and third parties
  • A flexible approach to managing a varied workload and changing environments
  • Able to identify priorities and resolve clashes of time-critical tasks in discussion with appropriate others
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • The following would be desirable, but not essential:
    • To hold, be working towards or willing to study for the ILFM Diploma
    • Knowledge of SRA Accounts Rules and VAT principles


How to Apply


Further Information

Salary range: £18,000 – £25,000, depending on experience.

You’ll work full-time, Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Following training and subject to the needs of the business and the latest Government guidance on COVID-19, hybrid working arrangements will be considered.

We offer a competitive remuneration package. Other benefits include Perkbox, Free Eye Tests, Generous Pension Contributions and Training Opportunities.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2022, although we reserve the right to change the closing date depending on interest in the role.  Interviews for this role will either be face to face at our offices or on Microsoft Teams.

You need to have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom (please note that we will not be able to sponsor or support any visa applications).

If you have any other queries regarding this role please email Matt Coleman, Practice Manager at [email protected]


Equal Opportunities

Actons is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. (Protected Characteristics)

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