Trainee Treasury Assistant

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
20 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Experience Level

Trainee Treasury Assistant

Are you looking for a career opportunity within Finance? If so, we have just the role for you; a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Treasury Assistant/Legal Cashier to join the team in Newcastle on a full-time, permanent basis.

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, and our Treasury Team are a crucial cog in our finance wheel. The Treasury team manage all funds coming into and going out of our various client and office bank accounts. They deal with receipt and payment of funds on behalf of our clients, dealing with a high volume of transactions on a daily basis.

The role

Reporting to the Treasury Manager, you will provide general financial support to other members of the team. It's a busy team and you can expect to be involved with a broad range of tasks which might include the processing of outgoing electronic payments (CHAPS/BACS/Faster payments/International money movers), allocation of incoming funds to the correct client account and matters, stopped cheques, bank reconciliations, payment of foreign disbursements (NYP) and general banking queries

What are we looking for?

Whilst experience isn't essential, what is important to us is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Ideally 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. In keeping with our culture, you'll need to be supportive to colleagues and demonstrate a flexible and helpful attitude.

As well as the above, strong IT skills are a must, along with a meticulous and detailed approach.

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 feelemphasising 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 an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network 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, ethnicitiesdisabilities, 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.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between 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 (