Legal Accounts Assistant/Cashier

Thornton Legal
Liverpool, Merseyside
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to retirement, a new position has arisen within our client's accounts team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, determined, self-motivated candidate wanting to join an exciting and dynamic law firm.

The firm itself operates as are a close knit team and has a proven record in offering staff good opportunities to progress.

The role is open to Accounts Assistants with the following:

  • A minimum of 1 year's accounts experience, preferably obtained in a Solicitor's office.
  • Experience of using legal accounting software, bank electronic payment software and BACS payment software is essential.
  • GCSE maths and English at grade C or above preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work to a daily routine and prioritise additional tasks received.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • A good working knowledge of the Solicitors Account Rules - essential.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Applicants must be confident, articulate and adept in obtaining (and where necessary challenging) information on their own initiative in order to progress processing, meet targets and ensure compliance with the firm's procedures and the Solicitors' Accounts

Tasks will involve any number of the following:

  1. Posting office and client receipts to the accounts system (Indigo)
  2. Checking and posting invoices/bills
  3. Transferring money between company bank accounts
  4. Preparing and executing CHAPS and BACS receipts and payments
  5. Entering card payments onto the system
  6. Dealing with weekly bank reconciliations
  7. Writing cheques
  8. Dealing with internal and external enquires
  9. Ensuring compliance at all times with the Solicitors' Accounts Rules
  10. Filing all transaction paperwork promptly
  11. Entering write-offs on the system following authorisation by a director
  12. Assisting with preparation for Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) audits, Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) audits and other quality audits as required
  13. Preparing monthly reports for directors as and when required
  14. Ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering procedures and reporting any issues of concern to the money laundering reporting officer
  15. Ensuring that all client money and cheques are banked promptly
  16. Assisting with archiving and ensuring all completed matters are closed in a timely manner
  17. Checking completion statements
  18. Obtaining billing guides for fee earners when requested
  19. Following procedures outlined in the office manual
  20. Alerting the IT co-ordinator to network problems
  21. Co-operating with all other relevant personnel/departments as necessary
  22. Attending any training or development activity as reasonably requested by the directors
  23. Undertaking such other tasks as the directors and fee earners may reasonably require.

Salary between £17,000 and £19,000.

Stated PQE and salary levels are for guidance only. All applications demonstrating the skills necessary to fulfil the role will be considered

Up to £250 paid in vouchers for successful referrals. Terms and conditions apply, please ask for details.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply through the advert or contact Nick Tappin at Thornton Legal directly. All applications treated in strictest confidence.

Thornton Legal has strong relationships with law firms of all sizes and specialisms in the North West. We help build the careers of Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Assistants across a broad range of experience levels and we would be delighted to work with you now or in the future.