Assistant Accountant - First4Lawyers

We're looking for an Assistant Accountant to ensure the transactions and reconciliations supporting the monthly management accounts of the company are complete, accurate and prepared to set deadlines


Assistant Accountant - First4Lawyers

Starting Salary

Salary to reflect knowledge and experience, from £27,000 to £30,000


Full Time



Package & Benefits

Our aim is to establish and maintain an employee benefit programme that makes a difference to each of our employees' day-to-day lives.

Our benefit package includes:

  • Private healthcare will help you with the cost of visiting your dentist, optician, physiotherapist and other wellbeing costs
  • Access to interest free travel loans – our interest-free loans will help you spread the cost of travel over 12 monthly payments
  • Pension scheme – enhanced company contribution
  • Perkbox exclusive discount scheme
  • Annual leave commences at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Loyalty reward with additional leave for length of service – up to a maximum of 28 days per annum
  • Birthday leave – an extra paid day off on your birthday each year
  • Buying and selling holiday scheme
  • Staff social club with regular social events through the year
  • Refer a friend – we offer a cash reward for every new team member you refer who successfully starts in our business

Reporting Line

Reporting to Group Director of Finance and working under the supervision of the Financial Accountant.


Salary to reflect knowledge and experience, from £27,000 to £30,000.

Job Location

First4Lawyers Permanent House, 1 Dundas Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2HE. Located in Huddersfield town centre, we are conveniently located close to the motorway network and within walking distance of the railway station meaning we are within easy commuting distance of Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax and Manchester.

Hybrid office working arrangement.

Job Type

Full Time based on 37.5 hours per week. Permanent.

Monday to Friday 09:00 17:30.

About us

First4Lawyers Group comprises two core divisions: First4Lawyers and First4InjuryClaims, both of which are committed to helping customers deal with any legal issues they may have.

Launched in 2008, First4Lawyers has grown to become the UK’s largest multi-award winning, independent legal marketing collective for law firms. As the most seen legal brand, we represent some of the UK’s leading legal firms including many Legal 500 firms and Chambers & Partners.

We have a clear vision to be the UK’s number one legal services provider, achievable with our friendly customer centric approach that is driven by our fantastic team and their dedication reflected in our 5-Star Excellent rating on Trustpilot.

Having recently added a law firm to our wholly owned group of companies, we continue to invest and expand our teams as we strive towards our vision to be the UK’s number one legal services provider.

How we support you

We are committed to supporting your personal development at First4Lawyers by offering learning and progression opportunities to help you to continually grow and achieve your full potential.

To further your knowledge and skills, you will have access to ongoing technical training, mentoring and coaching. You will also work as part of a supportive and collaborative team and benefit from ongoing guidance from your team leader and colleagues to help you develop in your role.

About the role

Reporting to and providing general accounting assistance to the Group Director of Finance and the Financial Accountant. Responsible for ensuring the transactions and reconciliations supporting the monthly management accounts of the company are complete, accurate and prepared to set deadlines. Liaising with other internal departments and external stakeholders of the company on accounting matters. At all times representing the F4L finance department in a manner consistent with the company values.

Typical Duties

  • Raising company Sales Invoices and posting these to the accounting ledgers
  • Coding and Posting Purchase Ledger Invoices
  • Performing reconciliations on the purchase ledger accounts
  • Preparing proposed payment runs
  • Credit control of Sales Invoices
  • Posting cash to Sales and Purchase ledgers
  • Liaising with Supplier and Customer accounts departments over the phone and on email as required
  • Reporting on debtors and creditors balances
  • Raising Commission Invoices to Business Partners
  • Reconciliation of Business Partner Commission Accounts
  • Completion of bank reconciliations for the group company bank accounts
  • Preparation and posting of journals
  • Analysis and reconciliation of control accounts for the group companies
  • Preparing intercompany journals and reconciliations
  • Coding and Posting staff expenses to the accounts ledgers
  • Calculation of commission for the business development team
  • Analysis of Credit card spend
  • Reconciliation of credit card sales receipts and posting the receipts to the relevant sales ledger accounts
  • Preparation of Accrual and Prepayments
  • Assistant with management accounts preparation and variance analysis
  • Assisting with year end Financial Accounts preparation and Audit
  • Assisting the Director of Finance and the Financial Accountant by preparing adhoc reports and completing financial analysis when required
  • Reviewing financial records and correcting inconsistencies and coding errors
  • Reporting on claims team conversion rates and team performance


  • The ability to work well under pressure and towards tight deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Ability to work to a high level of accuracy with an eye for detail
  • The ability to communicate professionally at all levels within the firm, with clients and external contacts
  • A good team player, but also the ability to work confidently under own initiative
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Flexible approach to work

Candidate Qualifications & Experience

  • AAT qualified or studying towards ACCA, CIMA or similar
  • Educated to A Level standard
  • Practical Experience of working with Sage Line 50 Accounts system (desirable)
  • A minimum of 3 years demonstrable practical experience of working at an Assistant Accountant level (desirable)

Our values

You will be able to demonstrate how your personal behaviour and approach matches First4Lawyers values as outlined below:

We are committed to delivering excellence in everything we do. The quality of our work exceeds expectations.

  • You will be driven to deliver, go the extra mile and be open to learning and continual self-development.

At First4Lawyers we do what we say. We are knowledgeable, organised and efficient and we work hard to ensure we get the right result for our clients.

  • You will be proactive and do what you say. You will be a role model and able to ‘grasp the nettle’.

We value and support our clients and our colleagues and treat everyone with dignity and respect.

  • You will listen to others and value diversity.

We work with the utmost integrity and accountability. Our stated values are reflected in our day-to-day behaviours. We set the standard in the industry and we do not cold-call.

  • You will be open and honest, approachable, fair and reasonable.

Client focus
We put the client first. We are passionate about what we do. We are committed to learning about our clients and their needs so that we can add real value.

  • You will value our clients and be able to build effective relationships.

At First4Lawyers, we work as one team to deliver excellent results.

  • You will be collaborative in your approach, sharing ideas and helping colleagues to achieve targets and goals.

What happens next?

If you’re interested in working with us and want to develop your career in an exciting and rewarding environment, please apply by emailing a covering letter and CV, detailing what you will bring to this role to: Head of Personnel at [email protected]

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you haven’t heard from us within four weeks, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

First4Lawyers is an equal opportunities employer and treats applications solely on merit.


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