Senior Legal Cashier

Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client has a vacancy for a Senior Legal Cashier to provide an efficient accounts and cashiering service to the fee-earners and staff.

The role:

Receiving all incoming cheques and logging into a cheque log.

Requesting Fee Earner Postings to post to the correct ledgers. Banking the same day as received together with all cash received.

Bank Reconciliation

Reconciling the bank statements daily and dealing with any monies credited to or debited from the client and office accounts.


Sending monies and receiving monies by CHAPS and BACS via Corporate Internet Banking. To ensure CHAPS and BACS payments are checked thoroughly before sending


Checking completion statements to ensure they are correct. Where they are not, advising the fee earners accordingly so they can be sorted before any monies are paid out.

Paying out all cheques/CHAPS/BACS payments

Checking balances left on files are just for Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty and other payments in accordance with the completion statements.

Ensuring any leftover client balances are returned to the clients promptly.

Client Deposit Accounts

Opening and closing deposit client accounts. Moving monies to and from as requested.


Processing all bills and assisting fee-earners/secretaries with the preparation of bills. Ensuring all disbursements are picked up where possible and all balances are correct.Ensuring any internal charges are listed under profit costs inclusive of mileage which needs to be changed to an expense before a bill is posted. Ensuring that write off authorities are provided where necessary.

Cheque Payments

Preparing cheques as requested by fee-earners. Checking Fee Earner Postings with computer balances and checking client monies are cleared funds before issuing cheques. Printing cheques and passing to the Partners for signature.

Preparing cheques in relation to nominal payments and passing to the relevant authority for signature.


Dealing with all transfers from client to office etc. Transferring costs and disbursements on a daily basis.


Moving any monies between client ledgers as requested. Checking that funds are cleared and required authority is present before transferring. Moving disbursements where requested.

Petty Cash

Paying monies out of petty cash and completing necessary postings. Reconciling regularly the computer, cash tin and spreadsheet.


Identifying and correcting problems with ledger balances to include ensuring there are no office credits - where there are these should be sorted as soon as possible but before 2 working days. Also ensuring that there is never a client account debit.

Giving support to fee-earners/secretaries on all financial matters and any queries as they arise.

Ensuring that a high level of security is maintained at all times.

Filing of all paperwork on a daily basis and ensuring everything is kept in order so that any information can be found easily when required.

Sorting of all invoices as they arrive inclusive of Land Registry and Search invoices and any office related invoices.

Dealing with expenses.

Ensuring that fee-earners keep up to date with their housekeeping and post all write offs regularly.

To undertake any other reasonable duties, as requested.

Skills / Experience

•Experience of dealing with Solicitors client accounts and working within an accounts team

•Calm under pressure, team player, flexible and adaptable to changing demands in workload

•Willingness to listen and learn

•Friendly, confident, polite, customer service orientated

•Organised and tidy, with good attention to detail

•Supervisory experience desirable

Qualifications / Education

•Good level of general education

•A sound understanding of the Solicitors Accounts Rules

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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