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Finance Assistant (0604)

We have an excellent opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join our team in Newcastle.  This is an exciting and varied role, working across our treasury and accounts payable teams.  Working hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm from Monday to Friday.

The team

Central to our success are of course our very talented lawyers, but they couldn't achieve their results without the ongoing support from our Finance team who have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance.  Our finance teams adopt a "one team" approach and so you'll be working closely alongside our other departments to ensure the smooth running of our financial operations.

The role

In this busy and varied role, you can expect to be involved with a broad range of tasks.  When working alongside the treasury team you will be processing outgoing electronic payments (CHAPS/BACS/Faster payments/International money movers), allocating incoming funds to the correct client account and matters, dealing with stopped cheques, bank reconciliations, and general banking queries.   

Your days spent within the accounts payable team will involve dealing with supplier invoices and statements, managing our accounts payable inbox and handling any supplier queries and calls.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you must have previous experience of working within a finance department, so that you have an understanding of basic finance processing.  Equally important though, are the skills that you've developed; strong IT skills are a must, along with a meticulous and detailed approach.  In keeping with our culture, you'll need to be supportive to colleagues and demonstrate a flexible and helpful attitude. In addition, you'll be professional and pragmatic with a naturally inquisitive nature. We're looking for a problem-solver who uses common sense to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for ethnic diversity, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.  We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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St Ann's Wharf, 112 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, NE1 3DX

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Laura Clifforde

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