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

Apply

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