Actons Solicitors

Job Title:Accounts Assistant
Location:Nottingham / Temporarily remote due to COVID-19.
Contract Length:Permanent
Required Skills:Law Firm Accounts Assistant

We’re looking for a full-time Accounts Assistant to join our professional Accounts Team.

As a successful candidate working as part of our close-knit, friendly team, you’ll enjoy a busy and varied role. You’ll be able to build on your experience of working within a busy accounts team, ideally in the legal sector, making a real contribution to the team and wider business.

At Actons, we’re focused on providing an exceptional experience to our colleagues and clients and you’ll have a key role to play in helping us deliver that.

So, if you’re ambitious, work hard and want to make a difference, Actons is definitely the place for you. 

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Posting of financial transactions and data to the accounts database
  • Reconciliation of bank statements, client transactions and supplier credit accounts
  • Attendance on clients, directors, banks and post office
  • Client matter maintenance and general database housekeeping
  • Report building and distribution
  • Cheque and electronic payment production in-line with firm policies
  • Filing, archiving and file destruction
  • All work to be carried out in accordance with SRA Accounts Rules.


Skills, experience and competencies you will have:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • A proactive, supportive and reliable team member
  • The ability to build good relationships with colleagues at all levels and third parties
  • A flexible approach to managing a varied workload and changing environments
  • Able to identify priorities and resolve clashes of time-critical tasks in discussion with appropriate others
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • The following would be desirable, but not essential:
    – To hold, be working towards or willing to study for the ILFM Diploma
    – Knowledge of SRA Accounts Rules and VAT principles.


Further Information

You’ll work full-time, Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this role will balance home-working with office-based working.

We offer a competitive remuneration package. Alongside other benefits, you’ll also have the opportunity to access Perkbox.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 February 2021, although we reserve the right to change the closing date depending on interest in the role. The first round of interviews for this role will likely be held on Microsoft Teams.


If you have any other queries regarding this role please email Matt Coleman, Practice Manager at

About Organisation

More Information about your organisation:

We’ve been based in Nottingham, the centre of the East Midlands ever since the firm was founded, over 200 years ago. But amid all that history, much has changed. We’re a modern, progressive, ambitious law firm on a journey - and we’d love you to join us!


Actons - at a glance:

  • A leading independent law firm located centrally in Nottingham.
  • Over 55 people including 15 Directors, providing the full range of legal services to organisations and individuals locally and right across the UK.
  • We have very experienced people who are a mix of ‘home-grown’ talent, whilst others have joined us with ‘Big Firm’ experience gained from working in large national law firms.
  • Member of LawNet - a network of independent UK law firms.
  • Member of Eurojuris - an international network of law firms.
  • Professionally managed with a commitment to quality - recognised by the LawNet Excellence Mark (ISO:9001).
  • The Times Best Law Firms 2019.
  • Ranked in Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners.


We work together with organisations and individuals locally and nationally providing a range of solution-based, exceptional legal advice – in plain English, so our clients can concentrate on the things that really matter.

Our long-standing reputation is based not only on providing top-quality legal services – but on developing long term, mutually beneficial relationships.

Actons Solicitors
Full Vacancy Details
Below are full details of the Vacancy.
Employer: Actons Solicitors
Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Length: Permanent
Closing Date: 2021-02-19
Required Skills: Law Firm Accounts Assistant
Practice Area: Accounts Team
Location: Nottingham / Temporarily remote due to COVID-19.
Contact: Matt Coleman
Phone: 0115 9100 200
Reference No: V0218


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