Matter Analyst 12 month FTC

Service Area:
Business Services
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

Employer information:

Horwich Farrelly is a successful niche practice operating predominantly in the Insurance defendant litigation field. Horwich Farrelly believes in the value of its people and has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees to ensure the successful candidate is able to have a rewarding and successful career within the firm.

Main responsibilities:

  • Using the most recent WIP review as a base starting point, undertake a review of all open files, identifying
    1. WIP that needs to be written and the reasons for those right offs, obtaining approval and writing off as required
    2. Irrecoverable disbursement and reasons for these, obtaining approval and writing off as required
    3. Client balances – identifying where monies can be transferred to office or returned to the client
    4. Files that can be closed, through the file closing process
  • Working closely with the Head of Finance assist in the review of processes and procedures relating to WIP, disbursement and client balance management – identifying improvements and planning, documenting, implementing and communicating these as required.
  • Complete and keep an up to date log of the issues identified as a part of the review and use this log to assist in the writing of policies and training manuals going forward.
  • Provide support to Fee Earners and Partners with WIP, disbursement and client balance queries
  • Ensure adherence to the Solicitors Accounts Rules at all times

 

Personal Specification

Person Specification:

  • Strong communication and people skills to effectively build relationships with members of the business and key stakeholders.
  • A minimum of 2 years Legal Cashiering experience is desirable. 
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Advanced Excel skills – pivot tables, V looks up, spreadsheets all essential.