Accounts Assistant

Competitive salary, Fun, flexible and supportive work environment, Part of a growing company.

About Us

We are a law firm and technology company that specialises in property. We have offices in Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast with plans to expand to other cities soon. Our firm is led by two of Australias leading authorities in strata title and property law Dr Gary Bugden OAM and Michael Allen. Our reputation in this specialist and growing area of law is second to none. For further information, please visit our web site  www.bugdenallenlawyers.com.au [link removed]

Description of Role

We are looking for a smart and talented Accounts Assistant with at least 3 years of commercial experience to join our team. Reporting to the Corporate Accountant, you will support the finance and legal teams with all accounting, HR and office admin matters for the firm. This is a varied role where you will be involved in tasks such as setting up trust and investment accounts, accounts payable processing, billing and debtor management, financial reporting, bank reconciliations and general HR administrative tasks.

The role is full time and based in our brand-new Brisbane office at 200 Mary Street. 

Key Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Scan and enter all AP invoices into our banking and accounting systems
  • Assist the Partners and legal staff with billing of fees and disbursements
  • Chase overdue payments and send out monthly statements
  • Assist with bank and GL reconciliations
  • Perform month end tasks as required
  • Assist with managing the firms trust accounts including receipting & reporting in accordance with QLS and NLS trust regulations
  • Open and manage all client investment trust accounts
  • Reconcile all bank accounts, including all credit card accounts daily 
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and year end reports 
  • Assist the Corporate Accountant with our trust account, financial and tax audits
  • Assist with preparing tax returns and corporate reporting requirements
  • Assist with the documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Assist in the management and accuracy of staff payroll
  • Keep track of all staff entitlements including leave
  • When required perform general office administration tasks as directed 
  • Ensure you maintain your knowledge and training of accounting best practices 

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience in AP/AR or similar accounts role
  • Ideally, experience working in the accounts team for a law or professional services firm
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field is a plus
  • Experience with Xero and LEAP a plus
  • Solid understanding and up-to-date knowledge of Australian accounting standards and tax law
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and a focus on accuracy
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and autonomously and a strong work ethic
  • An alignment with our corporate values teamwork, integrity, excellence & innovation

Why work with us

Our firm is experiencing fantastic growth, both in terms of staff numbers and the work we are winning nationally. This role will give you an opportunity for career progression as we expand our finance and shared services team. You will be joining a leading law firm and tech company in the property sector, and working with management who are global leaders in their respective fields. 

We believe in the importance of balancing work with life and family. We care about our people and we try to support them with flexibility and their professional and personal development.

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26/04/2021 $0 Brisbane 1 Accounting
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