Senior Legal Bookkeeper / Financial Manager / Office Manager LEGN1004


Our client based in Sandton is looking for a Senior Legal Bookkeeper / Financial Manager / Office Manager to join their boutique firm.

Minimum Requirements

Experience and Qualifications:
A minimum of 5 – 10 years’ experience in a similar role in the Legal Industry with experience in Office Management
Senior Certificate, Diploma / Degree
Good understanding and knowledge of Business and Trust Accounts
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
People management skills
Strong client relationship skills
Strong team and project management skills
Self-starter with the ability to provide solutions to business problems
Ability to multi-task yet still pay attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Must be able to work independently

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Role Description

Job Description
Ensure the efficient daily operation of the finance department
Trust and Business Accounts
Writing up, preparing and maintaining books of accounts for trust and business accounts to Balance Sheet.
Section 78 Accounts and Investments.
FICA Compliance Duties/Responsibilities (Reporting of cash threshold electronically on website).
Month End Procedure: Law Firm Trust & Business.
Bank Reconciliation: Law Firm Trust & Business.
Regulation of petty cash
Banking of Trust Funds
Handling & Processing of Business Creditors.
Handling & Processing of Legal Creditors (Advocates, Correspondents & Sheriffs).
Supervising of debtors’ clerk in respect of firm collections.
Preparing debtors reconciliations & reports.
Processing of all journals and fees.
Posting of all daily cashbooks:
Online and manual receipting. Trust Account direct deposits - queries, tracing & allocation thereof.
Online trust and business cheques and/or electronic payments. Full authorisation function.
SARS E-Filing & payments linked thereto.
Payment of legal creditors & firm creditors.
Trust Transfer (Fees from Trust Account to Business Account).
Compiling and Maintaining of Assets Register, as well as monthly depreciation entries.
HR Duties for Law Firm, i.e. Staff Leave, etc
All administrative duties & handling of queries relating to the position.
Manage and approve staff leave in line with HR guidelines
Office Management
All administrative duties & handling of queries relating to the position

City: Sandton

Salary: Market Related

Duration: Permanent