Junior Accounts Assistant

We are expanding our admin team and seeking a junior accounts assistant at The Jonathan Lea Network, to join us in June/July 2022.  This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic team player that is keen to build a career in a lively and friendly law firm.

Your starting salary will be £18.5k per annum, with full time hours Monday to Thursday 9am – 6pm and Friday 9am – 5pm. You will start with 22 holiday days per year. Benefits include a Christmas bonus, company away days and Christmas and summer parties.

Your new firm

The Jonathan Lea Network is a forward-thinking specialist business law firm. Since we hired our first employee at the start of 2018 our turnover has increased by more than 1000% and we
moved into a bigger office in November 2021 so as to accommodate more new joiners. We grew our turnover by over 125% throughout the course of 2020 despite the economic restrictions and
challenges faced by our clients. You can read a review of last year here.

We are poised for significant growth and are looking for someone who wants supercharge their career and make a name for themselves by getting in early and contributing to a fast-growing
new practice. You will benefit from the kind of experience not available at larger more established firms and will learn more, contribute more and grow personally and professionally in a way that
will exceed your expectations.

Our office is based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, 10 minutes walk from the train station.

By joining us you will never be just a number and will always have a full workload, but you will also be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

Your new role

The role is primarily assisting the Accounts Manager as well as some administration duties:

  •  Assisting the accounts department with a wide range of accounting tasks
  • Assisting with invoicing and chasing outstanding debts
  • Processing bills using Hubdoc
  • Opening matters on Actionstep
  • Checking consultant invoices
  • Preparing standard letters
  • Preparing post
  • Scanning and photocopying documents
  • Using the firm’s database to track documents stored offsite, e.g. Wills, LPAs, Deeds etc
  • Recalling documents from storage, from time-to-time
  • Supporting all our Consultant Solicitors as and when required
  • Following the file closing process to ensure client files are dealt with correctly
  • General office admin duties, shredding, tidying up the stationery/admin office

What we are looking for

Applicants should have:

  • some good academic results
  • an ability to work well independently and use your own initiative, but also react positively to close supervision
  • a meticulous eye for detail
  • high service and presentation standards
  • a good team player, willing to roll up your sleeves and get on with the job
  • strong organisational and time management skills
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • an enthusiasm to take on new challenges and broaden your knowledge base and skills set; and
  • an interest in developing your own career and a desire to work hard to meet targets


To apply please email your CV and covering letter, along with any other relevant information you feel would help your application, to alice.roseman@jonathanlea.net