Chambers Clerk & Office Manager

6 November 2020

Adelaide : 3 - 4 day full-time equivalent (negotiable)

About us:

Established in 1984, Murray Chambers provides rooms and administrative and legal research services to independent barristers.

We have a culture of equal responsibility in upholding our ethical values and our positive image within the legal industry as a socially responsible organisation.

We are located in the heart of the Courts and Central Market precincts.

About the role:

We are looking for a capable Office Manager to manage our financial & administrative systems and processes, as well as the day to day operations of the business.

The role is suitable for an experienced Office Manager who is looking to work independently whilst being the go-to person for 21 busy barristers.

This is a challenging role and would suit someone who loves supporting the whole team.

Our ideal applicant would be able to take on all of the following responsibilities:

Financial Management (using Xero accounting software)

  • budget preparation, control and reporting
  • bookkeeping (invoicing, accounts payable and receivable)
  • payroll
  • lodging and paying quarterly BAS
  • liaising with accountant for annual tax and auditing purposes

Human Resources

  • recruitment and onboarding
  • rostering
  • managing and supervising staff
  • compliance with employment law
  • RTW SA insurance
  • superannuation and other employee entitlements

Project Management

  • building maintenance and repairs
  • capital improvements
  • events up to 200 people

General Office Management

  • primary contact and reference for callers and visitors
  • efficient communication and parcel logistics
  • office supplies
  • scheduling and catering for in-house meetings
  • systems management and continuous improvement of policy, procedure and records
  • liaising with vendors, contractors, professional organisations and government bodies as necessary
  • office equipment management

About you:

We are looking for an exceptional applicant who values trust, commitment and responsibility.  Our ideal Office Manager will have:

  • experience as an Office Manager
  • high degree of working knowledge of accounting programs (preferably Xero)
  • solid skills in financial reporting, bookkeeping and accounts
  • Proficiency in performing accounts payable and receivable
  • solid understanding of payroll legislative requirements and processing
  • sound knowledge of accounting practices and legislation
  • sound knowledge of HR - recruitment best practice, training and employment
  • well-developed, effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work well within tight deadlines and manage your own time effectively
  • the ability to develop new ideas, processes and procedures to improve our business efficiency

How to apply:

Please include the following in your application:

  • Cover letter explaining why we need you and how you meet our requirements
  • Resume with relevant previous positions, skill set and experience


Please note applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.  We will conduct interviews as appropriate applications are received, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Applications close Thursday 12 November 2020.

09/11/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Administration & Office Support
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