Temporary Legal Finance & Administration Officer

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Temporary Legal Finance & Administration Officer
Contract / Temporary

Brent 5216934

Posted: 22nd September 2022 11:33
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.57 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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Temporary Legal Finance & Administration Officer 

Job Ref: Brent 5216934   

Pay Rate: £17.57 per hour PAYE   

You will be working in a busy Legal environment supporting a large service and be the first point of contact   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To assist the Practice Manager with will all aspects of financial and other business management activities. 
  • To collate and report on income and expenditure, including spend on barristers and experts, including external solicitors. 
  • To provide expertise in respect of IKEN to all fee earners and Oracle systems. 
  • To support the Practice Manager in the upkeep, maintenance and upgrade of systems, such as the time recording system and court bundling system. 
  • To analyse and report on the volume of work undertaken by staff in the service area, providing monthly reports from the time recording system. 
  • To pay disbursement fees, being the first point of contact for resolving any queries or issues with external lawyers, barrister chambers, experts and solicitors. 
  • To undertake general administrative support for Legal Services. 
  • To assist new starters and leavers. Setup of systems, access to online legal library, ID badges and H&S induction. 
  • Order specialist equipment for staff with H&S requirements as recommended by H&S. 
  • To assist co-ordinate the annual renewal of lawyers practising certificates in line with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Knowledge of standard Office packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Good working knowledge of processes required to meet legislation, policies and standards of Local Government 
  • Finance experience - Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable 
  • Significant experience of administrative work in a legal or similar office environment dealing with correspondence, filing, preparing documents and using IT systems 
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills to meet tight deadlines 
  • Able to collate data as instructed from relevant sources to feed into reports 
  • Able to present written information, uses spreadsheets, documents and presentations 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Brent 5216934
Temporary Legal Finance & Administration Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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