Accounts Clerk

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Garden Court Chambers is a large and dynamic Barristers' Chambers with a team of staff who provide the clerking, financial, marketing and administrative support for over 200 barristers.

We are a diverse set, specialising in all aspects of human rights and social welfare law, including crime, family law, housing, immigration, and civil law. We are based in a Grade 1 listed building in Lincoln's Inn Fields, close to Holborn tube station and a range of shops, bars and restaurants.

We are looking to recruit a conscientious and hardworking Accounts Clerk to work within our busy Finance Team. 

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Garden Court Chambers is one of the largest and most successful barristers’ chambers in the UK. Following rapid expansion in recent years, we now have over 200 barristers supported by a busy operations team. We are recognised as leaders in criminal defence, civil liberties, housing, immigration, family and public law. Our passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas over the last 40 years. This is reflected in our ground-breaking cases, which hit the news headlines every week. 

We are looking to recruit a conscientious and hardworking Accounts Clerk to work within our busy Finance Team. 

Duties

  1. Purchase Ledger Control:
    -Ensuring all supplier invoices, internal expense claim forms and credit card transactions are recorded in Sage 50 Accounts in a timely manner and against the appropriate budget (also team and events code where applicable)
    -Ensuring supplier invoices and expense claim forms are correctly authorised and paid within payment terms 
    -Maintain filing system for paid supplier invoices, expense claim forms and credit card statements/receipts
  2. Arranging lodgements for all cheques received
  3. Recording lodgements,  IBB and cheque payments into Sage 50 Accounts
  4. Arranging cheque payments where applicable
  5. Recording monthly petty cash journal into Sage 50 Accounts and ensuring balance reconciles with spreadsheet maintained by Admin Team 
  6. Invoicing external customers for events and use of facilities 
  7. Ensuring all cheques received for Barristers and transactions on weekly LAA statements are accurately recorded in LEX Software and receipts emailed to Barrister/Client
  8. Recording all payments/recoupments from monthly PSOA statements, not already recorded from weekly LAA statements
  9. Maintain filing system for PSOA statements and weekly LAA statements for individual Barristers
  10. From LAA assessments/redetermination notices; calculating payment split(for criminal cases), recording details/scanning to LEX case records and passing to appropriate person in Revenue Control Team (RCT) for appropriate action
  11. Ensuring documents/cheques relating to part payments are saved to relevant case records and notifying RCT. 
  12. Opening post placed in the Finance Team’s pigeon hole daily and dealing with documents as appropriate
  13. Maintain spreadsheet with details of all weekly LAA payment statements
  14. Assisting with any other day to day administrative tasks as necessary


Essential 

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (grade C or above) including English and Maths
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT literate including a good knowledge of Excel
  • Good attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop new skills
  • A calm, patient approach to work in a very busy environment
  • Neatness and accuracy and a methodical approach to work 
  • Ability to work unsupervised on regular tasks and ensure they are completed on time 
    You can download a copy of the job description here.

SALARY, BENEFITS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • This position attracts a salary of up to £23,000 pa, plus a range of staff benefits.
  • Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 or 09:30 to 18:00 depending on a shift Monday to Friday, with one hour for lunch. 
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum (plus bank holidays).
  • Interest-free season ticket loan (follwoing successful completion of probation.
  • The successful applicant will be required to sign an undertaking of confidentiality.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit your CV and Cover Letter, as well as our equality and diversity monitoring form to saleha@gclaw.co.uk

Please note: any applications submitted without a completed equality and diversity monitoring form, will not be considered. 

CLOSING AND INTERVIEW DATES

The closing date for applications will be at 12pm on 21 January 2022. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application in the week with interviews taking place in the week of 24th January 2022. 

Garden Court is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and to encouraging diversity.
Applications from ethnic minority and women candidates are particularly welcome. We seek to operate a fair recruitment process.

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