Client Administration Assistant

Baker & McKenzie
South East England
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

We are looking for a Client Administration Assistant to join the Finance & Accounting team in London. You will be assisting to ensure that the London office adheres to firm policy, rules and regulations in relation to client administration.

No prior experience in this particular area is required as this is unique and highly specialized. Full training will be provided, however some previous experience in Finance will be beneficial to the successful applicant.

We are happy to consider both full-time and part-time applicants.

Responsibilities will include:

Fully understanding the client administration process and rules so that appropriate interpretations of the rules can be made
Actively reviewing all opportunities and establish/ improve procedures
Interact as required with the partner group
Deal with day to day-to-day tasks such as researching information
Work closely with partners and others in Johannesburg and (where appropriate) other offices
Assist with maintenance of a central repository of all information for both partner and accounting reference
Work with the Finance & Accounting Department to provide financial information and reports as may be required, and maintain repository of financial information
Liaise with supporting functions

Skill and Experience Required

Experience of working within a professional services environment
Good academic credentials
Good communication skills (both written and oral); ability to interact with lawyers and technical people
Ability to develop strong relationships with partners and ability to influence and challenge effectively
Strong service orientation
Strong team player
Desire to learn and to keep up to date with developments
Highly organized
Strong IT skills, including experience with spreadsheets, and ability to provide financial information and use spreadsheets as required
Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

The Firm

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Baker & McKenzie is a truly global law firm. We have more offices in more locations than any other law firm and most of our work has an international dimension.

Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. We're aided in this by our culture- we call it Fluency- which describes how we work, think and behave when we are at our best. Fluency encourages high performance in a collaborative and fulfilling way. Every person in the firm is measured in line with Fluency.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker & McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. More than any other firm we can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of one of the world's leading law firms but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014: Ranked 3rd Most Innovative Firm in Europe
The Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15: currently ranked 80th
Chambers Global 2015: More lawyer and practice group rankings than any other firm globally
The Lawyer European Awards 2015: International Firm of the Year
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016: currently ranked 11th

To Apply

At Baker & McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

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Baker & McKenzie, London is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker & McKenzie's vision to be the premier global law firm. This vision cannot be achieved without harnessing the imagination and the creative problem-solving capability of talented people whatever their background. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.