Costs Assistant

Location: Sheffield
Duration: Permanent
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Multitask Personnel are recruiting for a cost assistant based in Sheffield for a well-established and growing business:

The Costs Assistant is there to support the Head of Costs with business costs activities.

  • Provides support to departments in preparing claims for payment of damages costs and disbursements.
  • Work effectively on Proclaim to produce costs schedules and Bill files correctly and facilitate support to fee earners also on these systems.
  • Ensure profit costs are maximised where possible on every file.
  • Ensure that payments are allocated to the correct file/matter when funds are received.
  • Ensure that bills are submitted and have been received by the relevant authority, files are completed undertakings are discharged, disbursements are paid and files are closed.
  • Ensure the Client received a Final Statute Bill upon payment of damages.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Costs Department
  • Review any aged client balances and resolve the same to clear ledgers
  • Provide support for Litigators in respect of Costs Budgeting in the Commercial Litigation Department.
  • Keep up to date with any changes in costs case law and updates via MBL Seminars or as directed by Head of Costs. 
  • Undertake any miscellaneous jobs that may be allocated.

Required

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact confidently
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Proven ability to plan, manage and prioritise workloads
  • Must be a team player with a flexible approach to working
  • Capability to undertake all assignments in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literacy
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Discretion, as dealing with confidential information
  • Good standard of spelling and grammar
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to do several tasks at the same time

Monday to Friday

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