Finance Apprentice

  • Level 3 (Advanced)
  • London

Mishcon de Reya

The Finance Apprentice will gain valuable hands-on experience within the Cashiering team, whilst also gaining some exposure to the other teams within Finance to generate a real in-depth understanding of how a successful Finance function operates within a leading London Law Firm. This role will work closely with the Mentor and Manager in each team who will create a positive and supportive working environment.

A typical day

  • Counsel/Expert fees – accurately process invoices, ensuring they are allocated to the correct client files.
  • Office account payments – include posting via our accounts software and entering on online banking.
  • Opening and sorting incoming accounts post.
  • Delivering of cheques around the firm and to local bank.
  • Posting office transactions including electronic searches and write offs.
  • Assisting the client cashiers with the monitoring of incoming funds.
  • Accurate posting of client monies to the system.
  • Transfer of funds to pay our bills.
  • Working with the client, office teams on ad-hoc projects.
  • To continually review and make suggestions for efficiencies to be implemented and new practices to be initiated within the department.
  • Special Projects – Where required and with the approval of line manager, to work with fee earners on ad hoc requests where financial input is required.

You must have

  • Five GCSE grades C – A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and Maths

Skills needed

  • Genuine interest to develop a career within Finance
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Enjoys working as part of a team as well as independently
  • An inquisitive mind that enjoys learning
  • Strong IT skills with an aptitude to learn new software
  • Demonstrates a strong interest to become an expert-user in Excel
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to be able to juggle academic deadlines with their workload
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Personable and confident, able to build relationships
  • Resilient and calm under pressure