Accountant | Legal and Trust accounting

Posted 15 February 2022
Salary$80k - $95k + KiwiSaver based on exp
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Legal Support

Job description

If Legal Accounting is your thing and you are looking for a chance to take on more responsibility or to work within a forward thinking firm that has a relaxed culture, then this may be the opportunity you may be looking for!

About the Role:
This really lovely team of authors are seeking someone to look after all of their finances, including both the Trust and General accounts as well as payroll. The firm prides itself on being progressive, with good use of cloud based technology with modern offices, and is looking for someone that values a progressive mindset as well. There is the potential to take on more responsibility over time and expand into a Practice Manager type position, initially, these duties will be onboarding and some staff management as well as assisting the Directors in projects and streamlining processes and systems as required. Good attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple settlements from a trust accounting perspective is key. However, on a day-to-day, you will be:
  • Overseeing the trust account as well as AML compliance
  • Processing all incoming and outgoing payments within the firm
  • End of month reconciliation of accounts receivable and payable as well as preparing month-end
  • Payroll for admin and legal teams across both locations
  • Preparing end of month management reporting, inclusive of cash flow, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Assisting the Director with any project-based work, recruitment, staff training and development, software upgrades, and maintenance as well as any other adhoc administration
Therefore if you are an Office Manager, Accountant, or Financial Accountant within a legal, accounting, or professional services firm with a keen interest in learning or have had exposure to Trust Accounting then this may be the opportunity that you have been waiting for.
About You:
  • Previous experience as a Trust Accountant or Legal Accountant would be advantageous
  • Worked in Xero as well as OneLaw or similar
  • Able to build internal and external relationships with ease as well as develop trust and keep confidentiality on sensitive topics.
  • Be people-focused, keen to train, mentor and coach to ensure the firm is continually productive and working at its best
  • Enjoy working on projects, streamlining internal processes, and creating buy-in from the wider team. 
What's on Offer:

Not only will you be based in a fun and personable team but you will also be able to develop your career into a future Practice Manager. Working closely with the Directors is an opportunity where you will be able to assist with influencing of the future of the firm. You will also receive:
  • A salary of $80,000 - $95,000 + KiwiSaver, based on experience
  • The ability to work flexibly with work from home ability
  • Progress your Trust Accounting background into Practice Management
Interesting positions like these are few and far between so grab this opportunity whilst you can and contact me ASAP!  
To find out more, contact Simone on 027 224 5228 or email your CV to or click 'APPLY' now.