Legal Cashier / Finance Assistant

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 by Anonymous

Haslemere, Surrey United Kingdom
Legal
Immediate Start
£25k - £30k Annual
Full-Time
Job Description

* Maintaining books of account for both clients and nominal accounts

* Reconciling bank, petty cash and ledger balances

* Ensuring compliance with SRA Accounts Rules and the FCA rules

* Assist in ensuring all regulatory and compliance requirements are met and any breaches reported to the members

* Prepare and execute CHAPS payments, foreign payments and BACS payments with associated authentication procedures and in accordance with the firm's procedures.

* Ensure all cheques received are banked promptly by reference to the daily receipts log

* Prepare client cheques, ensuring requests for funds are appropriately authorised and cleared funds are available

* Prepare the clients bank reconciliations on a daily basis including reviewing for unusual transactions and out of date cheques and dealing with the same as required

* Calculate interest payable on client money balances in accordance with the firm's interest policy

* Archive client ledgers on the system in accordance with fee earner instructions, ensuring either that all balances are clear or that member approval has been obtained for write offs, if required

* Deal with day to day queries raised by fee earners and communicate information and reports as required for their resolution

* General administration and maintenance of the ledgers

* Supply all fee earners with lists of current open ledgers and balances on a monthly basis

* Maintain records of all amounts paid to charities for untraced beneficiaries or ledger write offs

* Assist in reconciling and clearing old ledger balances

* Assist in general credit control and recovery of outstanding fees and disbursements

* Advise all fee earners of office balances where funds are held on client account and transfers are needed to clear

* Carry out other tasks as and when required by the LLP

* Promptly and methodically file all transaction paperwork associated with the role

* Provide the members on every Friday with details of monthly fees to date, office account bank balances and outstanding payments to be made prior to the end of the month

* Take over the role of COFA and maintain the required records

* Negotiate with suppliers best contracts and services

* Liaise with the auditors as and when required and assist them with the information they require for both the clients account audit and preparation of the annul accounts.

The Candidate

* Should have a minimum of two years' experience as a legal cashier

* Accuracy and attention to detail are required

* Proficient IT skills are essential

* Should be able to work well both as part of a team and independently

* Should have experience using Word, Outlook and Excel

* Should have experience using legal accounting software, bank electronic payment software and BACS/CHAPS payment software

If you have not been contacted within 5 working days, then unfortunately on this occasion your CV has not been shortlisted

Reference: 597646495

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