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Apprentice Billing Administrator

  • Sheridans
  • London, Westminster
  • £Competitive

This is an exciting opportunity for a Billing Assistant to join the Sheridans accounts. This is an entry-level role and is likely best suited to individuals seeking their first opportunity within a legal finance setting. We are able to consider applications from individuals with who have already commenced their career and have some previous work experience.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    252081
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    11/07/2024
  • Start Date
    05/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    18 Months

  • Location
    London
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Assistant accountant (ST0002)
  • Employer
    Sheridans

Description

ABOUT THE TEAM

Our accounts department is led by the Partnership Secretary and consists of two financial controllers, two credit controllers and an accounts assistant. Many members of the team have been with the Firm for a number of years and the team offers a friendly, collaborative and supportive working environment.

The role will offer ongoing opportunities to develop and grow, under the guidance and support of the Partnership Secretary. We are seeking a motivated individual who is keen to learn and who is prepared to contribute to the Firm’s billing processes, in addition to supporting the team to meet their objectives and deadlines when required. On offer is the chance to undertake a financial qualification as part of a two year apprenticeship within our Firm.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Finalising invoices and credit notes in the financial system as per the Firm’s procedures
  • Loading finalised invoices to various client's systems for invoice processing - i.e. Uniport, Collaborati, CounselLink, LegalTracker and Coupla
  • Managing the invoice mailbox, responding to queries on bills sent and passing on to relevant Fee Earner/PA to assist where appropriate
  • Posting client to office transfers in the finance system and arranging the relevant bank transfer in the Firm’s bank portal
  • Following month end close, reviewing work-in-progress (WIP) reports provided by Finance using the following information;

a) Liaise with Fee Earners on WIP over 90 days old to determine if billable

b) Check that comments from previous month's reviews have been actioned

  • Assist with WIP write offs/retrospective WIP to bill allocations as per the Firm's procedures

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the Firm and the overall business needs.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 252081)

  • Previous work experience within an administrative setting where excellent customer service and team working skills were demonstrated - legal experience is not necessary, but desirable
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite in addition to basic competency with Excel –familiarity with VLOOKUP and pivot tables would be desirable but not essential
  • A methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a willingness and confident approach towards liaising with senior internal stakeholders

  • 5 GCSEs Including English and Maths Grade 4 and above Plus A Levels or an Accounting qualification.

BPP apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry-experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

  • Enthusiasm, resilience, and a professional approach, with an excellent customer service ethic
  • Ability to liaise with, persuade and influence colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to remain organised, prioritise and multi-task particularly when managing a large workload under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work confidentially, remaining discreet at all times
  • Flexibility towards working out of regular hours at busy times

Potential for a full time role on completion.

Our aim is for all staff to feel welcomed at Sheridans and ultimately be their true self at work. We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates, and staff as an equal opportunities employer. It is our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting practices based solely upon merit.

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