Finance Assistant

We are excited to be looking for our next Finance Assistant to join our New Homes Law family, do you feel you are the right candidate for the role? Please review the job in detail below and apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job title-
 Finance Assistant

Days/ hours of work- Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location- Parkview House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1BT

Term- Permanent

Department- Finance

Reports to- Finance Manager

Salary- Competitive

Job role-

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and personable Finance Assistant to join our team at New Homes Law. New Homes Law is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in conveyancing so excellent time-keeping skills are a must.

Job responsibilities-

  • Inputting large volumes of transactions from invoices/statements for Land Registry Fees, Search Fees, LMS Fees
  • Allocating above against correct ledger and transferring from Client Account where appropriate
  • Monitoring Accounts Email Inbox Dealing with Accounts In Tray Setting up Client and Office Account Payments using Nat West’s Bankline
  • General Filing and Archiving
  • Occasional Trips to the Bank to pay cheques in.
  • Any other duties requested by the Finance Manager or the Directors.

Credit Control

  • Liaising with Clients and Fee Earners to ensuring that initial payments are received after instruction and before any work is performed.
  • Maintaining accurate records of any contact with Clients and following up as appropriate
  • Ensuring that Search Fees (and other disbursements) are recovered from Clients in a timely fashion Liaising with the Post Completions supervisor to ensure that any Land Registry refunds are requested
  • Taking card payments over the phone. Processing these on the Accounts system (Hoowla), including raising bills, where appropriate
  • Dealing with on-line card receipts and processing as above


  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in Credit Control
  • Minimum Maths and English at GCSE Level – Numeracy skills essential
  • Good Excel skills
  • Methodical and analytical approach. Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good telephone manner
  • Must be hard-working and a team player
  • Law firm experience and some conveyancing knowledge would be desirable Experience of a Case Management/Practice Management system desirable

Benefits of working at New Homes Law-

  • 4 weeks annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday + Christmas shut down
  • Allocated hours to support in medical/ dental appointments
  • Dress down and free lunch Friday
  • Modern working environment
  • Breakfast items, hot and cold drinks available
  • Support in personal goals and career development
  • Discounted gym membership