The Finance Department provides strategic input to the firm based on an analysis of financial data and forecasting of results to ensure planning, budgeting and performance tracking activities meet the firm's goals. Operational tasks include all financial and statutory reporting, management reporting, expense control, capital management, tax, payroll, accounts payable, risk management and liaison with external auditors.
The position of Senior Trust Clerk is responsible for the provision of accurate compliant funds transfers into and out of the Firm's Trust Accounts in accordance with the Legal Profession Act. In addition, the role provides prompt, timely and accurate bank reconciliations and has in the past, supported the Accounts Payable function to provide excellent service levels in line with client and partners expectations.
You'll work with people across the Firm and externally with a range of stakeholders. Your key stakeholders on a daily basis will include bank contacts, external auditors, Law Society and our Partners.
Your career trajectory
We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of high performance at each career stage at Allens.
We also recognise that every employee's experience is different and at Allens, we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.
What you'll bring
To succeed in this role you will need:
- Previous Trust or Finance Clerk experience in a law firm or professional service environment;
- An ability to work collaboratively with other members of the team by displaying high standards of conduct, and supporting the overall objectives of the team;
- Excellent client service skills and professionalism by responding appropriately and promptly to all forms of communication to deliver high quality client service;
- Attention to detail, ability to work efficiently and accurately under tight deadlines;
- Organised, methodical and composed when there are peaks in work load;
- An understanding of audit processes, controls and procedures to demonstrate knowledge of risk management when working with the external auditors;
- Manage competing priorities and
Strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with our bank contacts, external auditors, Law Society and our Partners.
This is a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Senior Trust Clerk.
We support a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is the norm.
Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.
From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.
Over this time, we've grown in scale and reach, today offering clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters.
There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our culture and performance is enriched by our differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.
What we'll offer
You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders.
At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.
You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.
How to apply
Please apply online or email Alexandra at firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion.
Our culture is made up of unique backgrounds and varying life experiences. It's what makes us the high-performing firm we are today. We celebrate our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability and family and caring arrangements. Here, you will experience what it's like to be able to bring your whole self to work. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations people.