Accounts Assistant

Job Description

Accounts Assistant
Dublin 2
€37 - €42k + Study leave package available
Legal Sector

We are currently seeking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to join our client’s Finance team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a progressive professional practice with good prospects for advancement within the firm. The successful candidate will work with an experienced finance team using an advanced integrated computer accounting system (Partner for Windows).

The position reports to the Director of Finance & Administration and duties will include, but will not be limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Director of Finance & Administration and the accounts team in the day-to-day accounting function within the firm
  • Monitoring and reconciling client bank accounts daily and ensuring adherence with Solicitors Accounts Regulations 2014
  • Monitoring unreconciled receipts and allocation to the relevant files
  • Collaborating with the accounts team and fee earners to monitor various aspects of file management, WIP, outlay and client ledgers
  • Communicating with other professional service firms on audit requests they may have
  • Assisting with the preparation of bi-monthly VAT returns and quarterly VIES returns to Revenue
  • Ensuring key critical systems are reconciled daily to the nominal ledger e.g., CRO, court fee meter
  • Ensuring all partners and staff expenses are processed and paid
  • Ensuring credit card transactions are reconciled daily
  • Special reports and other ad hoc work as required within the department from time to time

Required Experience:
At least three year’s solid accounting experience is essential for this role
MS Office computer skills required (particularly Excel)
Excellent accounting and administration skills
Happy to work on their own initiative but within a team structure
Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal
A strong interest in developing a career in accounts (and legal accounts)


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