Vacancies

Vacancies

At Saracens, everything we do is about delivering a first class service to our clients. Our specialist teams are made up of highly talented, driven and client focused professionals. If you have the type of personality we are looking for, and are seeking to make your next big career move, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email a copy of your CV along with a covering letter stating a position you are interested in to: hr@saracenssolicitors.co.ukYou can also view our current vacancies using the drop-down options below.

Accounts Assistant

Location: Hybrid (4 days remote, 1 day office-based)
Start Date: Immediate
Role: Part-time, 25 hours per/week, Monday to Friday

Saracens Solicitors is a full-service London based law firm.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, highly professional Accounts Assistant to provide general accounting/book-keeping. Suitable candidates will have a keen interest in accounting and financial management and will support the Head of Finance in a variety of tasks.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide/maintain accurate client and office account records (operating within double accounting system)
  • Undertake bank reconciliations
  • Input transactions and account movements on case management system
  • Monitor payments into and out of client and office accounts
  • Ensure payment of all firm invoices
  • Obtain relevant feedback in order to advise on improvements to the processes of the team and actively promoting the finance function
  • Consistently sharing Accounts knowledge and skills with colleagues
  • Deal wherever possible with fee earner enquiries and communications
  • Ensure correct fee earner invoices are issued to clients and submission to accounts department of fee earners’ bills (for costs transfers) in a timely manner
  • Update client ledgers and posting accounts data using accounting management software
  • Prepare variance analysis and financial reporting
  • Implement and enforce collection policies, monitoring and collection of local accounts receivable and supporting overall client accounting
  • Assist with forecasting, analysing and reporting; record resource allocation and planned/actual utilization
  • Generate monthly office and team productivity based upon client billing staff levels and costs
  • Any other accounting/financial activities which support the Finance team

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 12 months experience in a book-keeping role, with excellent data management skills
  • Detail oriented – excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritise own workload with exceptional time management/organisation skills
  • Ability to use IT systems/applications (MS Office) proficiently and learn new IT skills as required
  • Commitment to grow within the role
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Friendly team player who takes ownership and initiative to help meet team goals 
  • Positive attitude with a pro-active approach to responsibilities

Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Location: Hybrid working (3 days office based)
Start Date: Immediate
We are seeking an experienced, positive and personable Conveyancing Legal Administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will undertake several routine and non-routine administration duties within the Residential Property Department. They will also take on some client care work in support of partners and fee-earners within a busy fast paced legal practice. This is an exciting opportunity for a well organised, reliable person who is looking for a long-term role as a legal administrator. On offer is a competitive salary in a firm with a progressive and proactive approach to on-going learning and a friendly, professional working environment.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • File opening/closures – prepare anti money laundering documentation, set up paper files, check ledger balances, process client documents
  • Handling caller and client enquiries
  • Billing – preparing invoices and liaising with accounts team
  • Taking meeting minutes and preparing agendas
  • Requesting and tracking progress of searches with online providers
  • Printing, scanning, copying and filing client documents, correspondence and emails
  • Completing SDLT returns in draft for approval by fee earners
  • Drafting letters, documents, emails, statements, etc
  • Dealing with pre- and post-completion requirements
  • Scheduling and checking of deeds and documentation
  • Completing legal forms and obtaining copy documents from the Land Registry, Local Authorities, etc.
  • Liaising with clients and other interested parties as requested by fee earners
  • Conducting legal research

Person Specification:
Essential Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Legal Administrator within a conveyancing department
  • Client-facing experience
  • Excellent time management with ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Focused on accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to proof-read
  • Legal research skills
  • Ability to work seamlessly under pressure in a busy deadline driven setting
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication and people skills. Good command of the English language
  • Sound IT skills including working knowledge of Microsoft applications

Residential Conveyancer

Location: Remote Working
Start Date: Immediate

Saracens Solicitors are seeking an experienced and energetic solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer to join our team. The successful candidate will have 1-2 years-experience in residential conveyancing, managing a wide variety of cases and will be looking for career growth by taking a long term role in a busy conveyancing department. The candidate will also be focused on building new business and third party contacts/referrers and will be fully competent in I.T/using case management systems.

On offer is a competitive salary and flexible working environment, a firm with a progressive and proactive approach to training/career progression and a friendly collaborative culture.

Person Specification:
Essential Requirements:

  • Must be sufficiently experienced to independently handle a varied caseload of residential property work
  • Minimum 1-2 years post qualification experience in a residential team with solid understanding of conveyancing processes and associated compliance procedures
  • Practical experience of managing transactions from inception to completion, including freehold/leasehold sales and purchase, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, new builds
  • Excellent track record of billing and high quality file management
  • Excellent client care skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Team player with a positive, forward-thinking attitude

Desirable Requirements:

  • Foreign languages
  • Business development experience

Saracens Solicitors are proud to embrace and demonstrate our commitment in being an equal opportunity employer by creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive working environment. We promote a varied workforce, welcoming people of all backgrounds.

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