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Finance and Administration Lead

Are you an experienced legal PA or compliance professional looking for a new challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced legal PA or compliance professional to join our Employment team at Walker Morris and lead the development of administrative and compliance processes. You will identify best practices and implement changes into the team that improve operational efficiency and financial accuracy. You will take lead on compliance processes, developing the wider team on best practices and regulatory compliance within the department.

You will work closely with stakeholders across the business, working collaboratively with Finance, Risk and AML to embed efficient working practices into the department. You will also liaise with clients so as to achieve the aims of the role.

This role will provide the opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills through the mentorship of colleagues and sharing knowledge with the wider team. You will provide timely feedback from audits and reviews to develop processes and minimise errors moving forward.

Joining a supportive and friendly team, you will be provided with support to develop your technical knowledge and soft skills to progress your career at Walker Morris.

What you’ll be doing as a Finance and Administration Lead:

  • Oversee all aspects of matter management, ensuring that the processes for applying rates, initial engagement letters and the process of opening and closing files are followed diligently.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards and client due diligence processes (for example, Anti-Money Laundering)
  • Continuously review and develop procedures, ensuring compliance with the firm and regulatory requirements whilst maximising efficiencies for the department.
  • Audit client matters to ensure file closure procedures and billing processes are implemented to clear residual balances and work in process (WIP), as well as archiving completed matters.
  • Oversee the process of managing disbursements, ensuring client funds are processes in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee billing/invoicing procedures to ensure financial accuracy and compliance with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with clients so as to achieve the aims of the role.


What we are looking for:

  • Experience within a similar position carrying out client due diligence.
  • Strong stakeholder management and excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent financial hygiene and matter management.

Why join Walker Morris:

When you’re looking for a job, we know it’s about more than just the role. That’s why we provide the support you need to develop and grow your career. We’ve hybrid and flexible working, so you can make work and life work together for you. Walker Morris is a top 100 commercial law firm where you don’t have to fit a mould, so you can bring your full self to work and our commitment to a meaningful work life balance means you can take your full-self home again too!

What we offer:

  • Hybrid working – split your time between home and our office, with a minimum of 2 days in the office per week.
  • Annual Leave – minimum of 25 days per year, increasing to 31 days with length of service. Also – buy/sell holidays up to 5 days per year.
  • Bonus Scheme – our annual bonus scheme recognises outstanding contributions to the firm and our ambitions. All colleagues are eligible subject to meeting the criteria of the scheme.
  • Pension – saving for retirement? Let us do the hard work for you. We auto-enrol all eligible colleagues into a workplace pension and we contribute a minimum of 5% of annual salary.
  • Life Assurance – 4x your annual salary in the event of a death in service.
Interested to find out more?

Please feel free to contact
Joely Cook on

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Interested to find out more?

Please feel free to contact
Joely Cook on

Apply Today

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