Lawrence Stephens

Business Services

To protect our clients’ interests, we recognise the nexus between legal and commercial affairs and how this affects our clients.  Our business services team offers multi-disciplinary experience to support our own people and thus our clients in every aspect of their strategic and operational challenges.

We offer rewarding careers in a variety of non-legal support roles.  If you are looking for opportunities in Business Development, Compliance, Finance, HR, IT or Operations, you can develop your career with us as we continue to grow.

We provide the opportunity to become part of our successful business.  We support our people so that they can learn as they work, with access to resources that help them in delivering critical and outstanding services to our team.

As a firm built on collaboration, every person matters.  We want to work with a diverse spectrum of talented individuals with a broad range of skills who share our purpose of our values and our outlook.

A Day in the Life of an Accounts Manager 

Ryan Sunnar, Accounts Manager explains what his role involves:

"I joined Lawrence Stephens in 2015 as a Junior Accounts Assistant.  This was my first finance-based role, and I received constant support and training, which enabled me to rapidly progress within the team.

Now I am Finance Manager, I am responsible for overseeing a wide range of financial operations within the firm.  My primary role is to maintain the day-to-day functions of the business, whilst also providing support and creating bespoke solutions, that are streamlined and cost-effective, to the fee-earners.  From preparing management accounts and monitoring the budget to providing a clear picture of the company's financial performance, to handling tax submissions and overseeing payroll; my tasks vary from week to week which keeps things stimulating.  No two working days are ever alike, each fee-earner has different needs which requires imaginative thinking in how you can best service them.

Part of the job I thoroughly enjoy is analysing the financial data and seeing how the firm is performing.  It's great to see all the hard work paying off, and equally rewarding to identify areas for improvement as a company’s financials govern much of how it is run.

Finally, I am responsible for ensuring that the general accounts administration is up to date and that all employees are aware of their responsibilities and comply with internal processes and procedures.  This calls for a high degree of attention to detail, organsation and professionalism.

In addition to these tasks, I play an important role in maintaining compliance with Law Society regulations which is integral to the smooth function of a law firm.  It is key to be able to work closely with all departments within the firm.  At the end of the day, I take great satisfaction in knowing that my work is critical to the success of the firm and that I am making a positive impact."