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Bank Reconciliation Assistant FTC (1783)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

As a Bank Reconciliation Assistant, you’ll be a part of the team responsible for the daily reconciliation of the numerous bank accounts held by Irwin Mitchell. You’ll ensure that all bank reconciliations are carried out in line with Team Leader instructions and SRA Accounts Rules, firm’s policy and agreed Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). Your role will also require you to investigate and identify unreferenced funds received into the firm’s bank accounts, along with accurate record keeping on account items.   

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Ensuring daily high volume bank reconciliations are performed accurately, within regulated and agreed SLA’s, and that accurate record keeping is in place.
  • Assisting in maintaining up to date and accurate cash management processes to ensure adequate business account funding.
  • Reconciliation, investigation and active involvement in the administration of the firm’s unidentified receipts and suspense accounts.
  • Processing returned unpaid cheques and out of date cheques and relevant notifications.
  • Opening and closing designated deposit accounts and performing monthly reconciliations
  • Liaising with banks and the firm’s auditors during the Solicitors Accounts Rules audit and organise file samples.
  • Reconciliation of petty cash
  • Understanding the roles of colleagues in all areas of Financial Operations, recognising the end to end processing of transactions to be able to work flexibly and deal with, or refer queries in a timely manner.

What We’re Looking For

  • An understanding of general book keeping principals, and the purpose of bank reconciliation reporting
  • Experience in high volume, high value multi bank account environment.
  • Operation of a large volume automated bank reconciliation package.
  • Experience of working in an externally regulated environment
  • A keen attention to detail, and ability to spot any errors or anomalies in transactions
  • Good communication skills, both written and telephone

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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Location
Sheffield
Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT
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  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Bank Reconciliation
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Sheffield
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