Estate Account Assistant - Battle office


Heringtons is a well-established law firm with over 250 years of history serving our local clients. Our team are forward thinking and incredibly focused on employee engagement and well-being.  We have around 100 members of staff spread over our five offices across East Sussex.

Our people make our firm, so we look to recruit the best.  This role is based in our offices in historic Battle. 

This is a great opportunity for the right individual who wants to be part of a friendly and relaxed working environment.  Working hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. 


  • To prepare estate accounts from a review of files for the private client department.
  • To consider income and capital gains tax positions for both the deceased and the personal representatives.
  • To contact and obtain such information from institutions and asset holders to achieve this.
  • To ensure a prompt response to fee earners when dealing with enquiries from clients.
  • To provide accurate accounts of a high standard.
  • Opportunity to develop knowledge in dealing with trusts, tax and court of protection.

You will be

  • Experienced in working in a solicitors’ office and have basic accounting skills, income tax and capital gains tax knowledge. Also proficient in completing and submitting tax returns.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to work under their own initiative, sometimes at pressure, and manage their time and workload appropriately with meticulous attention to detail and quality.
  • Able to work with other internal departments when required.

The Offer

  • Salary is negotiable – depending on experience plus non-contractual bonus scheme related to your individual billing 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and additional leave at Christmas
  • Statutory pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with 1 hour for lunch
  • Free private parking (Battle railway station within close walking distance).

To apply please submit a covering letter with your CV to detailing the position and branch town in the reference.  



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