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Job Title Senior Bookkeeper/ Accounts Manager
Opening Date 14-Dec-2022
Closing Date 30-Jan-2023
Description

Description

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Bookkeeper/Accounts Manager to maintain our financial records, manage the billing, payments and payroll processes of Morgan Sports Law and DotX Talent companies and support the finance team and Practice Manager.

This is a busy and varied role that requires a candidate to be able to work autonomously with confidential information, have exceptional attention to detail, be able to maintain motivation and work calmly under pressure and demonstrate confident communication skills. Our ideal candidate either holds a degree or is part AAT (or similar) qualified, has extensive prior bookkeeping experience, is proficient with using accounting software, has knowledge of VAT and foreign currency transactions, enjoys owning their own remit and is highly procedural in their thinking.

Responsibilities

As part of the small Finance team of 3, you will be solely responsible for a broad legal cashiering and accounting remit including:

  • Record day to day financial transactions for client and office accounts, across multiple currencies, and prepare daily bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining the integrity of the accounting system, ensuring transactions are recorded correctly and accurate ledgers are maintained at all times.
  • Bring the books to the trial balancestage, including completing the month-end close process and posting manual journals.
  • Manage the billing process, including liaising with fee earners to produce accurate and timely bills, applying the correct VAT treatment, including for disbursements, and ensuring foreign currency bills are correctly presented.
  • Manage the payments process; ensuring supplier invoices, credit card transactions and direct debits payments are paid promptly, are within the approval policy and are recorded correctly, including VAT.
  • Manage the payroll process, including liaising with HR and the payroll system providers, ensuring salary and tax payments are made accurately and on time. Manage the VAT process, including submitting VAT returns, producing supporting files and making payments to tax authorities.
  • Manage the credit control process, including liaising with clients to arrange bank transfers and credit card payments, sending payment reminders and preparing interest calculations.
  • Manage the bank accounts, ensuring all accounts operate smoothly, including acting as the main banking contact and providing information/reports where required.
  • Assist the external accountants with the year-end SRA audit and statutory accounts processes.
  • Assisting with ad hoc queries from management and fee earners, including running reports from the accounting systems, preparing Excel spreadsheets and completing finance-related paperwork.
  • Monitoring the accounts mailboxes and ensuring external queries are appropriately dealt with.
  • Manage the various finance systems, including the payroll portal, expense system, and credit card payment platform.
  • Maintain appropriate records of supporting files and ensure filing is completed promptly
  • Engaging with colleagues on possible compliance issues
  • Ensuring compliance with SRA Account rules at all times, including managing client monies on account
  • Working closely with the Finance Manager and Finance Graduate, and assisting with team projects and other ad hoc work (e.g., in the past this has included setting up US Paychex accounts, Swiss VAT or Xero accounts).

Requirements

  • Good standard of academic achievement
  • Be working towards or have completed bookkeeping qualifications e.g., level 3 AAT.
  • Proven bookkeeping / accounts management experience for at least 3+ years.
  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple deadlines
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Accurate data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software
  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office, particularly MS Excel
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of SRA accounting rules beneficial but not essential
  • Experience using a billing system (experience of Tikit's P4W and Xero an advantage but not essential)
  • International cashiering exposure a plus
  • Be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Looking to put down roots and work in a progressive environment

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy or sell up to 3 days
  • Private medical insurance
  • Lifestyle benefits such as discounted gym membership, reward and wellbeing hub and cycle to work scheme
  • Travel insurance (business and leisure)
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Flexible and remote working

Please note, this role will be a hybrid of remote working and working 1 day per week from our Oxted, Surrey office (a higher level of in-office presence may be required in initial weeks).

The Firm

Morgan Sports Law was founded in July 2013 and is now the largest dedicated sports disputes resolution team in Europe - successfully acting in many of the world's highest profile sports disputes. In addition to the firm providing purely legal services, it is increasingly offering innovative and non-legal services to its expanding client base including via its company DotX Talent.