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WE ARE HIRING - Apprentice Accounts Assistant

WE ARE HIRING - Apprentice Accounts Assistant

Sinclairslaw Ltd is looking for a full-time apprentice accounts assistant to join our very busy and expanding accounts team. You will be eager to learn and willing to gain accounting qualifications (AAT levels 2, 3 & 4) - a mathematical mind is essential.

Job Title:

Apprentice accounts assistant

Reports to:

Company Accountant and COFA

Job Purpose:

To support the Accounts Department in the provision of Financial Services to the practice by providing competent and efficient assistance in Cashier / Book – Keeping duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the operation of the firms accounting system.
  • To ensure that all banking is done daily as directed.
  • To ensure that all cheques are written on correct amounts and Client Account is never allowed to overdraw.
  • To enter postings to the accounts system on a daily basis.
  • To ensure that new matters are recorded correctly.
  • To assist in the entering of bills.
  • To execute Telegraphic Transfers.
  • To ensure that all authorised invoices are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • To deal directly with clients when receiving payment by cash, cheque or debit/credit card.
  • To ensure that all closed accounts are authorised and that nil balances are achieved before archiving.
  • To support the operation of the departments credit control system.
  • To manage the Petty Cash procedure.
  • To manage own work allocation, productivity and quality of work with minimum supervision.

Personal Qualities

  • Self-motivated and able to organise own work with minimum supervision.
  • Copes effectively in demanding circumstances.
  • Good time management, adopting a flexible approach to work.
  • Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives.
  • Delivers work output to the required standard.
  • Pays attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving working practices and supports company plans and policies.

Working with People

  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with others and is seen as ‘approachable’.
  • Operates effectively as part of a team.
  • Willing to offer help to all colleagues to ensure company success.

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrates sound judgement and good decision making when dealing with problems.
  • Able to identify a problem arising and can develop a solution or take the correct course of action.
  • Knows when to seek guidance or further input from others before taking action.
  • Checks that information is accurate and complete.
  • Looks for new solutions to problems as well as tried and tested methods.

Communication Skills

  • Able to express oneself both orally and in writing in a clear and constructive way.
  • Willing to ask questions, listen to others views and accept advice.
  • Willing to contribute ideas and seek improvements.
  • Good client / supplier handling skills both by telephone and face to face.

Experience Required


  • Working knowledge of computers and software with good keyboard skills.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development.
  • Practical experience of handling client/customer service enquiries both face to face and by telephone.


  • Experience of working in a legal environment.
  • Practical/academic experience of accounts administration.
  • Knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of credit control.
  • Knowledge of accounting software.


Please apply by going to our company website sinclairslaw.co.uk (about the firm - recruitment) and complete an application form and return it to Emma Monteiro e.monteiro@sinclairslaw.co.uk Closing date 26th June 2023 with a view to interview first/second week of July 2023, Start date, 5th September 2023; This advert will close earlier if there is a high volume of applicants so we encourage you to get your applications in soon.