Legal Cashier, Finance Officer, SRA, Law Firm

Carrington Recruitment Solutions
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Cashier, Finance Officer, Accounts Payable, SRA, VAT, Professional Services, London

Legal Cashier / Accounts Payable Finance Officer required to work for a Professional Services business based in the City of London. You MUST have a Professional Services background and must have the experience listed in the key skills and experience required section. Read on for more details…

Key Responsibilities

-To assist the Accounts Payable Officer with the following:

? Ensuring all disbursement invoices and professional fees received are distributed to fee earners for authorisation in accordance with the firm's approval policies, and returned for processing onto the Elite 3E accounting system, to ensure they are promptly into the billing cycle.

? Preparing daily payment runs by BACS/CHAPS, on the firm's on-line banking platform. Payments include local and international payments. Paying professional fees and counsel fees once our bills are paid in accordance with SRA regulations.

? Making urgent ad hoc payments as necessary.

? Despatching and e-mailing remittance advices on a timely basis as confirmation of payment.

? Reconciling statements on a regular basis in order to identify any discrepancies, and working to resolve them in a timely manner, liaising with partners and staff as required.

? Undertaking regular reviews of all unpaid and unbilled items, and using initiative to clear down such items.

? Dealing with third party / payment queries.

? Disbursement transfers and reversals.

? Posting payments onto Elite 3E.

-To assist the Senior Cashier and Aerospace Client Accounting Manager with the following:

? Client residual balances: liaising with partners and associates and assisting with returning old balances.

? Entering client/office payments and receipts onto Elite 3E.

-Additional duties:

? General office administration, such as filing and retrieving copy documents and other projects as required.

? Providing holiday cover to other members of the Finance team.

? Any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

Key Skills & Experience Required

·A minimum of two years' accounts payable experience.

·Good knowledge of SRA Accounts Rules.

·Experience of dealing with residual balances ideal.

·Broad understanding of UK VAT legislation and its application to purchase ledger and cash book transactions.

·Experience in an international environment and on-line international payments advantageous.

·Accurate keyboard skills.

·Computer literate, with good knowledge of MS Office.

·Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

·Self-starter, with the ability to use initiative and manage own workload effectively.

·Enthusiastic team player with good interpersonal skills; helpful and willing to go the extra mile.

·Customer focus; willingness and ability to deal with enquiries from budget holders and suppliers in a confident, efficient and friendly manner.

·Good numeracy, organisation skills and strong attention to detail.

Additional Information

Please note that this job description is not contractual, and may be amended periodically to meet the changing needs of the Firm.

This is a great opportunity and salary is dependent upon experience. Apply now for more details.

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