Client Monies Administrator - Property Practice Group

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Job Number: 967302
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Financial Services, Sydney

About us

As a leading international law firm, MinterEllison offers a full range of legal services to an impressive list of clients across Australia, in Asia and globally. We work on interesting, challenging and innovative legal issues and clients trust us with their largest and most complex transactions.

Our culture

Legal support and administrators are valued and respected at MinterEllison – you provide vital support to our legal staff and contribute to our success as a leading professional services firm. We are a friendly and supportive team that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our firm's reputation in the marketplace.

We are focussed on collaborating, innovating and inspiring each other and our clients.  We understand that  the high standards we set ourselves in a top tier law firm means that we are constantly challenged to deliver our best and excel. It involves managing multiple stakeholders and working collaboratively across offices, countries and time zones.

We take pride in being our clients' best partner, and enjoy working within teams of professionals who share their knowledge, respect our values and support each other to achieve our collective goals.

Our Property Team

Our market leading Property team advises major institutional property investors and developers on all facets of commercial, retail and residential property including due diligences, acquisitions, disposals, development and leasing.

We currently have an opening for a client monies administrator to join our Property Development Team. The role requires the candidate to carry out a variety of tasks involved in the end to end transaction process of managing Client Money in line with regulations which control the holding of monies.  The Client Monies Administrator will assist the Property Development Team in their responsibility for managing and processing of client monies.

Your role

You will need to support the control of the client monies for various projects which include:

  • Monitoring and reconciling accounts;
  • Daily posting of all payments and receipts to the team and through Elite;
  • Communicating with Purchasers solicitors, Internal stakeholders and firm accounts team.
  • Arranging general and Trust accounting receipting and cheques and the responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Create bills at the end of each month in Elite
  • Answering and directing calls
  • Managing the receipt of all cheques, ensuring that colleagues are notified upon arrival.
  • Banking
  • Maintain all operational spread sheets in the conveyancing database on a daily basis
  • General administrative and ad-hoc tasks as and when required.

What you need

The successful candidate will ideally need to be experienced within a financial environment and offer similar previous experience handling client monies or bulk monies receipting. You will need to be highly accurate in your work and competent working with financial systems, MS Office and database management through Elite.   Also possess strong organisational skills as well as a high level of initiative, attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm and the ability to follow through. Ideally, you will also have experience working in a fast paced, ever changing environment.

You will possess the following attributes to be successful in this role:


  • Experience of working in a financial or payment processing environment.
  • Understanding of payment processing within the Elite Accounting System or similar.
  • Sound financial and numeracy skills which demonstrate accuracy and financial probity.
  • Sound interpersonal skills in dealings with clients and colleagues.
  • Proficient in use of desktop software and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a small & wider team.

Personal Attributes:

  • Attention to detail
  • Academic achievement and/or practical experience in finance or book keeping
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Accurate and methodical and a commitment to excellence
  • Proven experience of bank reconciliations
  • Intermediate Excel Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational and analytical skills
  • Possess a team orientated approach

What we offer

MinterEllison people are caring, high-achieving and supportive of each other both at work and outside of it.  You'll enjoy being able to call on a network of business support resources for assistance, and have the flexibility you need to engage effectively with your work, your colleagues and any further study you may be undertaking.  We also offer a wide range of accessible in-house learning programs including Word and Excel and other soft skill courses around communication and time management.  You will also have access to a wide range of top tier employment benefits, which are designed to help you complement your lifestyle outside of work and support your professional needs.  These include first class premises, facilities and support, state of the art technology, competitive salary packages, gym membership, corporate discounts, an extensive health and wellbeing program and much more!

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly.  Please submit your CV for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.  If you would like further information, please contact Annette Wilson on +61 2 9921 4511 for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.


Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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