Finance Assistant Apprentice

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The firm

Shoosmiths is the law firm clients choose for excellent service, incisive thinking and above all for our ability to focus on what matters. From offices across the UK and Brussels, we support some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious businesses; amazing clients making an impact. We empower our people to be their authentic selves and deliver together in supportive teams committed to excellence and innovation. The first top 50 law firm to achieve ‘Platinum Standard’ Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm.

We have an outstanding benefits package to complement our competitive remuneration system. In addition to the competitive salaries, great working environment and high-quality work, we believe that all staff should be rewarded for their commitment to the continued success of the firm through a comprehensive and flexible range of benefits.

To discover more about our benefits, please visit: Benefits Package

The team

Our finance team are committed to providing an efficient and accurate service to our legal advisors and to other support functions. At the centre of this is ensuring that the client and office accounts are kept up to date and invoices are produced accurately and in a timely manner.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join our Finance team in Northampton. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to broaden their finance knowledge and gain new skills. You will need to have excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail, flexibility, able to manage your own workload within tight deadlines.

Main responsibilities


To understand and ensure compliance with the Accounts Rules in relation to all tasks. To avoid any breaches of the Accounts Rules. To ensure that client and office accounts are kept up to date accurately. To be approachable/flexible and keen to learn

Key areas:

Client & Office account transactions: To process proformas and produce all types of bills (Individual, Multi matter bulk bills) To assist in the processing and input of information from spreadsheets for bill production To action K2 bills and queries To work as part of a larger team ensuring bills are produced accurately and in a timely manner Post fees and other charges daily To liaise with other cashiering staff regarding other, dependant transactions To respond to accounting queries To carry out any transfers i.e., client to client, matter to matter, client to bill, client to disbursement and disbursement to disbursements in accordance with Shoosmiths policies.

General Duties:

To ensure work is handed out to the team promptly. To understand and ensure compliance with the Accounts Rules in relation to all tasks. Be proactive within the Finance team and be willing to make suggestions where they feel they will make more efficient processes. Ensure that any problems are appropriately communicated to your Finance Manager and/or team and Legal Advisors promptly. To help the ‘Lead Cashier’ when required.

Skills and qualifications Positive with can do attitude Excellent attention to detail and accuracy Good level of IT literacy ie Excel, Outlook etc Ability to adapt and maintain high standards Organised with a neat and tidy approach to working practices Reliability, friendly and helpful approach Have a flexible approach to working practices Ability to work as part of a small local team but also the bigger Finance team

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