Legal Bookkeeper / Junior Legal Accountant


Our client is a top law firm in Johannesburg with multiple offices in South Africa.
They require the services of a Legal Bookkeeper / Accountant to joint their team in Johannesburg as soon as possible.
They use GhostPractice and AJS, and the candidate MUST HAVE LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE.

Minimum Requirements

Diploma/ National Diploma/Degree in Accounting or equivalent
A minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar position.
General accounting system knowledge (knowlegdge of AJS or GhostPractice is preferred)
Working knowledge of relevant legislation
Advanced knowledge of Excel and proven track record in use thereof
Good verbal & written communication skills

Role Description

Cash books
Capture monthly cashbooks on accounting application system (GhostPractice)
Prepare weekly and monthly bank reconciliations (Trust, Business & investment accounts)
Process monthly standard and adhoc journals

Process creditors invoices on accounting system
Prepare monthly creditors accounts reconciliation
Prepare all payment requisitions and ensure that these are paid by the required deadlines
Prepare batch payments on electronic business banking
Verify and consolidate creditor reports
Prepare BOP forms for foreign associate payments

Adhoc Debtors
Adhoc debtor invoicing and select debtor collections
Capture and reconcile daily receipts

General Ledger
Record all budgets in the accounting software
Ensure that the record keeping is done accurately
Maintain Asset Registers
Maintain financial records and prepare general ledger accounts
Reconciliation of all general ledger control accounts
Analyse income statement and balance sheets supporting reconciliations
Ensure that timeous, accurate and reliable financial information is produced
Prepare any other additional reports that may be requested
Maintain an organised filing system

Maintenance of the online leave system
Maintenance of users on accounting system
Prepare/maintain banking procedures and requirements (chq signatories, credit card applications etc)
Trust transfers between Trust and Business bank accounts
Liaising and attending to queries with bank managers
Liaising and attending to queries with the Law Society
Management of client investment mandates
Preparation and involvement in the annual audit process

City: Johannesburg

Salary: R360000 kpa

Duration: Permanent