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Legal Cashier

We are currently recruiting for a Head Cashier (12 month FTC) to join our London team!

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Type

Permanent - Full Time

Location

London

Job Role

Finance



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About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a proactive, confident and enthusiastic legal Cashier to join our busy accounts team. Reporting to the Head Cashier, you will have the ability to act as both client and office cashier and prioritise a voluminous and pressurised workload, whilst maintaining accuracy, attention to detail and compliance with the SRA Accounts Rules. The cashiering team experience very high volumes and the ideal candidate will therefore work on a variety of different tasks on a daily basis. Detailed knowledge of, and experience working with, the SRA Accounts Rules is essential, whilst experience with Elite Enterprise and/or Elite 3E is desirable. The ideal candidate must be comfortable with integrated, multi-currency Practice Management Systems (PMS) and also have good experience of Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel and Word.

This role would suit a strong communicator with high levels of interpersonal skills.  You will be organised, personable and professional.

 

Areas of focus and responsibilities

  • Processing client and office payments – CHAPS, BACS and international payments via the firm's online banking portals C Hoare & Co (client account) and HSBCnet (office account). Making the corresponding postings to the current PMS - Elite Enterprise.
  • Identifying and processing electronic and cheque receipts into the client and office accounts, ensuring prompt and accurate allocation. Promptly sending communication to the relevant fee earners of monies received. Following up and resolving any queries quickly.
  • Daily and monthly client and office account bank reconciliations.
  • Investigating and promptly clearing any entries temporarily posted to the suspense ledgers.
  • Cancelling out of date cheques, investigating the initial payment and re-issuing payments where necessary.
  • Daily banking of cheques into the client and office accounts.
  • Ordering, posting and reconciling foreign currency for staff travelling to other offices.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

 

Skills and attributes

  • Good communicator, both verbally and in writing, with high levels of interpersonal skill.
  • Exceptional knowledge of, and experience with, the SRA accounts rules.
  • Organised and accurate - paying attention to detail.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of Excel and Word.
  • Accounting (AAT) or ILFM qualification desirable.
  • Use initiative and be self sufficient
  • Can deal with a high volume of work and work well under pressure.
  • Confident and comfortable dealing with senior finance staff and fee earners in a timely way, inspiring confidence in your ability.
  • A positive, committed and ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • A good team player with the ability to be flexible and willing to help others when necessary.
  • Ability to supervise and guide the other cashiers.

 

The Essentials

  • 9.30am to 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • 12 week probation period
  • 4 weeks’ notice period
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, private medical, season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, on site café.

 

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.



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