Legal Cashier (12 months FTC)

Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Contract Type: Contract
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH231932_1556039891

A large Law Firm is looking for a Legal Cashier (12 months FTC) to join their growing Finance team. Your main responsibility will be to contribute to the effectiveness of the Finance team by providing a comprehensive and efficient service to internal and external clients. This role will include both client and office based accounts so the Firm are looking for an individual who has excellent SAR knowledge and an awareness of Finance systems.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accurate and timely processing of day to day transactions through firm's office and client accounts, including entering/authorising payments on the banking system, posting payments/receipts and registering disbursement vouchers
  • Daily review/allocation of bank statement entries and outstanding unidentified receipts
  • Dealing with all internal and external clients in a timely professional, polite and proactive manner
  • Managing high volume workflow, maintaining a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Assisting with and resolving day-to-day queries received in to the team
  • Ensuring the lodgement of client account cheques in line with jurisdictional Law Society rules and regulations
  • Processing client to office transfers in line with jurisdictional Law Society rules and regulations
  • Developing good relationships with our main and secondary bankers to ensure the firm can efficiently meet its obligations to its clients
  • Liaising with Credit Control to ensure prompt identification of unallocated office receipts
  • Processing of daily disbursement payment runs and other urgent office payments for all jurisdictions
  • Managing disbursement ledgers to clear credit balances and unpaid disbursements
  • Checking of AP invoices, managing approval via PO system through to posting in to firm's finance system
  • Managing firm's monthly AP run, providing weekly reports in preparation of weekly management meetings

Key requirements:

  • Commitment to delivering a professional service to the highest standards with a strong focus on client service
  • Full knowledge of SRA Accounts Rules
  • Experience of working with online banking systems
  • Knowledge of the VAT regulations
  • Good level of IT skills, including Word and Excel. Ideally a working knowledge of Elite 3E or similar financial systems

If you fit the above description and are interested in this role, please apply with your updated CV.