Legal Bookkeeper

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 1 Year
  • What we do Law & Legal Services
  • Qualifications Practical experience onlyCertificate level

Job Description

Our client, a dynamic law firm based in Sandton, Johannesburg, specializes in providing comprehensive legal services to a diverse range of clients.

With a strong reputation in the industry, they are known for their expertise, professionalism, and commitment to delivering exceptional legal solutions.

The law firm in Sandton is looking for an experienced Legal Bookkeeper to join their dynamic team. As a Legal Bookkeeper, you will play a crucial role in managing the firm’s financial operations, ensuring accurate bookkeeping and financial record-keeping.

The successful candidate will have prior experience working as a Legal Bookkeeper in a law firm and possess the ability to work independently. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the firm’s financial success and work in a professional environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform day-to-day bookkeeping tasks, including data entry, reconciliations, and maintaining financial records.
  • Manage accounts payable and receivable processes, ensuring timely and accurate payment processing and collections.
  • Prepare and process invoices, expense claims, and disbursements.
  • Conduct bank reconciliations and monitor cash flow.
  • Prepare financial reports, including trial balances, income statements, and balance sheets.
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and internal policies.
  • Liaise with clients, vendors, and internal stakeholders to address any financial queries or concerns.
  • Assist with month-end and year-end closing procedures.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to improve financial processes and systems.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Legal Bookkeeper in a law firm is essential.
  • Sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and MS Office, with advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of legal billing systems and processes is preferred.
  • Relevant qualification in bookkeeping or accounting is advantageous.


The salary for this position is market-related and will be discussed during the interview process. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, which may include additional benefits, allowances, and incentives.

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