Current Vacancies.

At Carson McDowell we believe that our continued success is dependent on attracting and retaining the top talent in all areas of the business. We attract and retain the best by providing rewarding careers and a supportive working environment, allowing our people to maximise their potential and fulfil their ambitions. Below is a list of our current vacancies.

Paralegal (Fixed Term Contract)

Working in an extremely busy team this role will primarily be to assist with the following:

  • Summarising legal documents
  • Performing records research
  • Performing legal research
  • Checking legal forms for accuracy
  • Preparing briefs
  • Drafting all sorts of legal documents

The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record, having graduated with at least a 2:1, or equivalent, at degree level. All applicants must have the ability to perform legal research; be able to prioritise and work under a tight schedule; have in depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles; excellent communication skills and good computer skills. Ideally applicants will have some previous Paralegal experience.

We require an enthusiastic individual with a proven ability to use their initiative and manage their own time.

Finance Assistant (Full Time)

This role reports to the Financial Accountant and is responsible for supporting the Finance Director and Accountant with daily financial responsibilities.



  • Maintaining current and accurate bank account records
  • Reconciling bank accounts (daily)
  • Keying/co-authorising electronic payments
  • Liaising with Branch banking teams and professional staff

Purchase Ledger:

  • Inputting purchase ledger invoices
  • Reconciling supplier’s ledger accounts to statements
  • Preparing supplier payments

Nominal & Client Ledgers

  • Maintaining accurate client transaction information
  • Preparation of Nominal analysis


  • Inputting client bills to computer system
  • Assisting legal and support staff with billing queries
  • Applying VAT rules for non-UK billing

Month End

  • Running month end procedures
  • Reconciliation of nominal ledger accounts
  • Analysis of monthly credit card expenses

Other Duties

  • Assisting legal and support staff with client/supplier queries
  • Providing cover & support for other members of the team as required
  • Providing ad hoc technical support for Accounts Assistant


  • Essential – proven willingness to undertake a formal qualification (ATI)
  • Desirable - ATI Qualified (or part qualified and working towards qualification) or formal Accounts training
  • Essential - 5 years credit Finance experience within last 8 years
  • Essential – Must be currently working in a busy transactional role
  • Desirable - experience working within a financially regulated environment
  • Desirable – experience working within a professional services environment
  • Desirable – experience innovating and improving financial processes


Skills & Abilities:

  • This role covers a broad spectrum of both accountancy and administrative activities and consequently requires an individual that has the ability to operate across a diversity of tasks:
    • Essential – Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Essential – Excellent organisational skills
    • Essential – Ability to work as part of a team and individually
    • Essential – Ability to use initiative as and when required
    • Essential – Experience working with MS Excel and Word and computerised accounting software