We are looking for a Client Accounts Team Manager & Deputy COFA for our client’s law firm in Liverpool to support, enhance and improve efficiencies in the client accounts team ensuring targets and deadlines are met in accordance with company procedures and the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

 
Responsibilities will include;
Running of the Client Accounts Team within a very busy and high volume personal injury law firm, supervising 6 members of staff, reporting to the Deputy Head of Accounts and the Finance Director/COFA
Assistance with staff reviews and appraisals
Taking all reasonable steps to ensure that company management and employees comply with their obligations under the SRA accounts rules
Assessing the effectiveness of the company’s systems in relation to dealing with client account matters and implementing/changing processes as necessary
Monthly financial file reviews
Maintenance of the breach register
Maintenance of risk register
Monthly compliance reporting to COFA/COLP and Directors
Reconciliation of financial ledgers and archiving of client matter files
Checking and processing receipts advices and associated documentation for Damages, Disbursements and Costs
Printing and distribution of all cheques to fee earners
Payment of BACS/Chaps payments
Daily client account bank reconciliations
Daily banking (client and office)
Completion of all month end tasks to deadline, including bill review and 6 month cheque write off
To ensure that all company clients and thirds parties are provided with a paramount service that protects them and the company
Other ad-hoc duties

 
Successful candidate must have;
Legal cashier experience
Strong Excel skills including use of pivot tables, look ups etc
Experience dealing with a high volume of transactions
Experience working to strict deadlines
Full knowledge and understanding of the Solicitors Accounts Rules
Awareness of COFA duties and responsibilities

 

For more information please contact Stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk