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Electronic Payments Assistant (4336)

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 of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. 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.

We’re always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

*Please note, this role is a 12-month FTC and is 21 hours per week*

You’ll be part of the team responsible for all on‑line banking receipt and payment processing activities which support the whole Irwin Mitchell Group. Your role will involve the identification, allocation and processing of receipts which come into any of the bank accounts across the business units. You will undertake the daily processing of electronic payments, recording on the accounting systems and processing through on‑line banking accurately, timely and fully compliant with SRA regulations and firms policy and Financial Controls. This is a high volume, deadline driven area subject to regulatory rules, so you’ll need to be able to work as part of a team to meet SLA’s and externally driven deadlines.

  • Checking and processing electronic payments and accurate recording onto the accounts system
  • Identifying any trends in unreferenced items in order to work with the business to reduce the number being credited
  • Assisting in the maintenance of a central list of expected receipts
  • Communicating in a timely manner with internal clients regarding payment and receipt status
  • Using judgement to escalate any issues appropriately to the Team Leader
  • 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
About You
  • General Accounting / Book keeping experience
  • Ability to work within strict service level agreements
  • Customer facing experience
  • Commercial or retail banking experience
Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you.  This includes our Flexible by Choice programme which gives our colleagues more choice over how they wish to work subject to role and client requirements.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

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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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Sub-Department:
    Group Financial Operations
  • Sub-Division:
    Finance, Risk & Procurement
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Part Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Flexible, Sheffield
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