Legal Practice Manager MK40, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Sector: Legal

Type: Full Time|Permanent

Legal Practice Manager

£60000 – £65000/annum

Full Time, Legal Vacancy In Bedfordshire


Legal Practice Manager

* Relevant experience as a Practice Manager in the legal industry

* Ideally COFA. If not COFA, then will need to have had experience working with COLP and/or COFA

* Salary circa £60- £65K

Legal Practice Manager

Reporting to the firms Board of Directors & CEO, the successful Practice Manager will handle a diverse and challenging workload to facilitate the delivery of the practices’ legal services.

Duties may include but not be limited to: management of the finance department and back office; day-to-day and annual responsibility for the firms’ accounts; advice on regulatory compliance including SRA and SAR’s; organisation of the firm’s insurance, accreditation and practising certificate renewals; attending Board meetings; negotiating with third party suppliers and developing organisational and performance systems.

Excellent organisational skills and the ability to find solutions to complex issues will therefore be essential. This is a hands-on role suited to a dedicated professional who thrives under pressure and would like to become an integral part of a practices continued success.

Candidate specification Legal Practice Manager

Candidates should ideally have:

• Previous relevant experience within the legal environment

• A comprehensive understanding of the Solicitor Accounts Rules and an overview of the general obligations of the SRA Handbook

• Held the post of COFA

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• The ability to adhere to and manage deadlines with minimal supervision

• Strong IT skill

Main Responsibilities Legal Practice Manager

• Lexcel applications

• Internal training to ensure Lexcel compliance

• Updating TOBs, office policies and procedures as and when required and in line with Lexcel, CQS and SRA guidelines

• Maintain the firm’s website – staff profiles, content updates, recruitment pages etc

• Prepare and provide information to the firm’s accountants for annual SAR’s audit and year end accounts

• VAT returns

• Corporation Tax instalments

• Payroll

• NI/Tax payments due to HMRC

• Maintain/update staff benefits scheme

• CQS applications

• Practising certificate bulk renewal application

• PII renewal

• Cyber Insurance renewal

• P&O Insurance renewal

• Finance arrangements

• SRA applications when required

• Supervision of accounts team, reception staff/post room

• Team appraisals

• Provide support to staff in relation to software/systems including P4W, Bundledocs, Legl ID checks, Formshare etc

• Checking and authorising TT’s/BACs from the client account (approx.30-50 per day/60-80 on a Friday)

Interested Please apply

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