Court of Protection Accounts Assistant
Due to sustained business growth, we are now seeking to recruit a COP Accounts Assistant in Plymouth. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody looking to work in a finance administration/bookkeeping role within a professional and supportive legal environment. Working as part of a busy law firm, you will be focused on supporting the Court of Protection Accounts function within our Mental Capacity team. If you have a genuine interest and experience in bookkeeping and accounting and finance, then this could be the perfect opportunity.
The Court of Protection is involved when someone is assessed to lack mental capacity to make a decision for themselves. Our Court of Protection Team primarily specialises in supporting clients (adults and children) who have lost capacity as a result of a traumatic brain injury. The team currently supports in the region of 200 clients with in excess of £200m cash and investments to manage.
What you'll do
You will play a key role in our continued success; to achieve this you will work with the unit leader and others within the wider mental capacity team to offer support to the client base on all matters related to financial functions. Your work will encompass carrying out weekly bank reconciliations to ensure payments are allocated correctly and to report on cash-flow. You will also be responsible for opening accounts as appropriate in individuals’ names, filling out forms such as direct debits completion, letters to suppliers and ad hoc data entry. Your focus will be ensuring appropriate quality service and compliance for all matters in accordance with agreed standard policies. Ensuring client service is central to everything you do; you will consistently meet KPI and targets alongside other broader objectives as agreed on a quarterly and annual basis as part of the Team plans.
What we're looking for
With proven experience and a genuine understanding in bookkeeping; we are looking for somebody with a flexible and enthusiastic approach seeking an opportunity to pursue a role within a finance team. All-round communication skills: including the capability to develop and maintain effective relationships with team members, you will understand the importance of knowledge management and sharing. This is a great opportunity for someone who has strong organisational skills alongside the ability to produce accurate work efficiently. Excellent attention to detail in processing numerical data coupled with exposure to Excel and Word in addition to a good level of Maths is required.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team. Contact us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.
Our offer to you
In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with private medical insurance, 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday, managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.
Why Enable Law?
Enable Law is one of the UK’s leading specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity law firms. Our team aims to provide a high-quality service in a friendly and approachable way. We work for clients across the UK and have offices in seven locations across the South West, South Coast and London. We consider our people to be our most valuable asset and therefore, offer continual opportunities for support and professional development.
Meet the team: https://www.enablelaw.com/meet-the-team/
Enable Law are a part of Foot Anstey group. Foot Anstey LLP is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions. By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.
Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from eight locations: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London, as well as a 'hub' base in Oxford.
Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021. We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us. As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.
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