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Practice Manager - Law Firm

Clear IT Recruitment Limited
Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Full Time
My client is seeking a Practice Manager join their highly regarded and well established law firm in Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Reporting to the firms Board of Directors & CEO, the successful Practice Manager will handle a diverse and challenging workload to facilitate the delivery of the practices’ legal services.

Duties may include but not be limited to: management of the finance department and back office; day-to-day and annual responsibility for the firms’ accounts; advice on regulatory compliance including SRA and SAR’s; organisation of the firm’s insurance, accreditation and practising certificate renewals; human resources management; attending Board meetings; negotiating with third party suppliers and developing organisational and performance systems.

Excellent organisational skills and the ability to find solutions to complex issues will therefore be essential. This is a hands-on role suited to a dedicated professional who thrives under pressure and would like to become an integral part of a practices continued success.

Candidate specification:

• Previous relevant experience within the legal environment• A comprehensive understanding of the Solicitor Accounts Rules and an overview of the general obligations of the SRA Handbook• Held the post of COFA• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• The ability to adhere to and manage deadlines with minimal supervision• Strong IT skills

Main Responsibilities

• Lexcel applications.• Internal training to ensure Lexcel compliance.• Updating TOBs, office policies and procedures as and when required and in line with Lexcel, CQS and SRA guidelines.• Maintain the firm’s website - staff profiles, content updates, recruitment pages etc.• Prepare and provide information to the firm’s accountants for annual SAR’s audit and year end accounts.• VAT returns• Corporation Tax instalments• Payroll• NI/Tax payments due to HMRC• Maintain/update staff benefits scheme.• P&O Insurance renewal• Finance arrangements• SRA applications when required.• HR related tasks - resignation acceptance letter, Bradford factor calculations, written warning, references• Apprentice recruitment.• Supervision of accounts team, reception staff/post room• Team appraisals• Carry out DBS checks and ensure they are up to date.

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal Recruitment Limited.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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