Competitive salary, Fun, flexible and supportive work environment, Part of a growing company.
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.
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.
Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.
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