Finance Assistant - (Credit Control)

Allen & Overy


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Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

The Finance department services stakeholder offices in A&O Network.

The overriding objective of this role is to ensure the timely and accurate processing of financial transactions across the various functions within the finance department in accordance with Solicitors Accounting Regulations and other regional regulatory jurisdictions.

Transactional processing will include payment of expenses and supplier invoices, bill production and support, eBilling, cash allocation & bank reconciliations and credit control actions, and will dependg on the finance function the candidate is assigned to. Stakeholders serviced could include any or all of the A&O offices using the Belfast Shared Service Centre.

All transactions will be logged onto the 3E finance system, or in the case of eBilling, third party eBilling systems.

Key Stakeholders

Internal – to include some or all of the following:

  • Management Accounts
  • Treasurer
  • London Client Money Team
  • Partners
  • Revenue Controllers
  • Other members of the finance team.

External – to include some or all of the following

  • Suppliers
  • A&O Clients
  • External Auditors
  • eBilling System Providers
  • General Responsibilities
  • Obtaining appropriate authorisations prior to transaction processing;
  • Data entry onto the finance system;
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries and queries;
  • Providing general support and advice within the functional area of responsibility;
  • Providing detailed financial information;
  • Appropriate electronic filing of all documentation;
  • Dealing with miscellaneous duties to assist in the smooth running of the department;
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects;
  • Assisting other teams as and when cover is required; and
  • Opening Departmental post

Specific responsibilities:

  • Dependent on the finance function assigned.

Key Requirements:

  • Commitment to providing professional, responsive and effective relationships;
  • Active team member who supports and engages with others and works effectively in a team;
  • Shares knowledge and skills, and provides and accepts feedback
  • Excellent communicator and confident in interaction with others. Listens and understands issues from all perspectives and values other opinions;
  • Delivers tasks in a professional and organised way with limited supervision and responsive to immediate priorities. Ability to work well under pressure and multi task to meet targets and tight deadlines;
  • Committed to the maintenance of established processes and systems;
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and flexible approach;
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of information quickly & learn rapidly.


  • Experience in the last 5 years of working within a busy finance function;
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills and a minimum of 5 GCSE's or equivalent (including at least a Grade B in English and Maths);
  • Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook;
  • Fluent in French is desirable.

Personal Characteristics

  • Active team member who supports and engages with others and works effectively in a team;
  • Excellent communicator and confident interaction with others;
  • Demonstrates high level of professionalism at all times;
  • Demonstrates excellent organisational skills with an aptitude to understand new concepts quickly;
  • Flexible working approach.
Please note this is a permanent full time position, 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

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Permanent Full-Time
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Accountancy & Finance
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Credit Controller
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Allen & Overy

68 Donegall Quay,

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Finance Assistant - (Credit Control)

  • Belfast
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Closing: 16/12/2020

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