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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Financial Compliance team for a full time permanent Financial Compliance Inspector attracting a salary of £30,600pa

The Team

The Law Society of Scotland is the regulator and professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitors. With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body, understanding and serving the needs of our members and the public. We set and uphold standards to ensure the provision of excellent legal services and to ensure the public can have confidence in Scotland’s legal profession.

The Financial Compliance Team primarily monitors the accounting books and records of Scottish Solicitors to ensure compliance with the Accounts Rules.

The Role

Reporting to one of the Financial Compliance Managers, the successful candidate will examine the books and records of Scottish solicitors to ensure compliance with the solicitor accounts rules and that client funds held are properly accounted for, this will either be done individually or part of a team. Therefore, candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

The post will involve a combination of desk-based inspection work, whether working remotely or at the Law Society’s offices in Edinburgh, and some on-site inspection visits at solicitor’s offices throughout Scotland.  As such, there is the requirement for some travel throughout Scotland as well as the requirement of occasional overnight stays. A full driving licence is therefore essential.  

The Candidate

You should have a background in audit, bookkeeping or accountancy.

You must demonstrate good initiative, excellent administrative and organisational skills, be able to manage and prioritise different workloads and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

What will I receive in return?

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our colleague’s professional and personal needs, which includes

  • a 35 hour working week
  • a flexi-time system that allows you to adjust your hours of work on a 4 weekly basis
  • flexible working, to allow you to work around your lifestyle and commitments. We also offer enhanced payment for family friendly policies after two years' service
  • generous annual leave of 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days holiday a year after 5 years’ service
  • a range of Health and Wellbeing benefits including our Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential counselling and information services, a childcare voucher scheme, a generous sick pay scheme, a bike-to-work scheme and a free life assurance scheme
  • opportunities to learn and develop through our training opportunities to enhance your skills or through programmes leading to a professional or academic qualification
  • a competitive pension provision scheme

 You’ll join an award-winning organisation, officially recognised as a great place to work! We are very proud to

  • hold an Investors in People Silver accreditation
  • hold a Gold Healthy Working Lives award
  • be a Living Wage Employer

Please visit our website for more information on how we reward our colleagues through our unrivalled pay and benefits package.

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

Further information on the vacancies can be found on our website by clicking apply now. Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered.

This vacancy will close at 12 noon on Monday 4 July 2022.

No CVs or Agencies please

Apply now for this position

More information:
Guidance notes
Job Description & Employee Specification

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Financial Compliance team for a Temporary Full Time Financial Compliance Inspector on a fixed term contract for up to 9 months to cover a period maternity leave attracting a salary of £30,600pa

The Team

The Law Society of Scotland is the regulator and professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitors. With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body, understanding and serving the needs of our members and the public. We set and uphold standards to ensure the provision of excellent legal services and to ensure the public can have confidence in Scotland’s legal profession.

The Financial Compliance Team primarily monitors the accounting books and records of Scottish Solicitors to ensure compliance with the Accounts Rules.

The Role

Reporting to one of the Financial Compliance Managers, the successful candidate will examine the books and records of Scottish solicitors to ensure compliance with the solicitor accounts rules and that client funds held are properly accounted for, this will either be done individually or part of a team. Therefore, candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

The post will involve a combination of desk-based inspection work, whether working remotely or at the Law Society’s offices in Edinburgh, and some on-site inspection visits at solicitor’s offices.  As such, there is the requirement for some travel throughout Scotland as well as the requirement of occasional overnight stays. A full driving licence is therefore essential.  

The Candidate

You should have a background in audit, bookkeeping or accountancy.

You must demonstrate good initiative, excellent administrative and organisational skills, be able to manage and prioritise different workloads and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

What will I receive in return?

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our colleague’s professional and personal needs, which includes

  • a 35 hour working week
  • a flexi-time system that allows you to adjust your hours of work on a 4 weekly basis
  • flexible working, to allow you to work around your lifestyle and commitments. We also offer enhanced payment for family friendly policies after two years' service
  • generous annual leave of 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days holiday a year after 5 years’ service
  • a range of Health and Wellbeing benefits including our Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential counselling and information services, a childcare voucher scheme, a generous sick pay scheme, a bike-to-work scheme and a free life assurance scheme
  • opportunities to learn and develop through our training opportunities to enhance your skills or through programmes leading to a professional or academic qualification
  • a competitive pension provision scheme

 You’ll join an award-winning organisation, officially recognised as a great place to work! We are very proud to

  • hold an Investors in People Silver accreditation
  • hold a Gold Healthy Working Lives award
  • be a Living Wage Employer

Please visit our website for more information on how we reward our colleagues through our unrivalled pay and benefits package.

This vacancy will close at 12 noon on Monday 4 July 2022.

No CVs or Agencies please.

 Apply now for this position

More information:
Guidance notes
Job Description & Employee Specification

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner, £45,000pa.

Further information is available by clicking here. To apply or discuss the role further please contact David Renfrew on 0131 243 2952.  Quoting reference JN-062022-5654239

Job Description & Employee Specification

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