Costs Administrator

Taunton
,
Full Time
Salary:
£20,000 PA
Hours:
9.00 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday
Closing Date:
26th March 2021

We seek an experienced Administrator or Finance Administrator keen to start a career witha Solicitors Firm in this exciting Costs Administrator opportunity! 

Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client for a Costs Administrator based in Taunton, Somerset - Working for one of the UK’s leading solicitors firms! Enabling you to join a friendly, supportive and professional team! Remote Working initially and then remote working 50% of the month available permanently, offering you work life balance.  

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support for the costing team; we need strong administration skills, good with numbers, confident on the telephone, and happy to negotiate some costs with clients. This is a varied, fast-paced and exciting office support role. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Calculate fixed fee costs amount for members of the team. 
  • Liaise with outside agencies (Counsel / Medical) to ensure all disbursements are known of in advance. 
  • Negotiate fixed fee costs matters. 
  • Deal with client’s contribution to fixed costs portal and non-portal cases. 
  • Deal with any applications and Court Orders within set timescales. 
  • Draft Statements of Costs for Fast TrackTrials. 
  • To support the Accounts Assistant, including maintaining and updating spreadsheets/statistics and invoicing. 
  • To assist other members of the Costs Department when required.

 

Experience, attributes & skills sought: 

A keen eye for detail.

An analytical approach to problem-solving.

Excellent interpersonal skills (both written and telephone).

Strong negotiating ability.

Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology.

Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.

In return, you will benefit from: 

A company pension scheme available

A generous holiday allowance, with loyalty days for longevity of service

Sickness Benefit Allowance

Bike to work scheme

Death in service

EAP

Discretionary bonus scheme