Legal Cashier, Accounts - London

Recruiter
Dentons
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
20 Oct 2019
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Contract

Purpose of role

The Legal Cashier will be responsible assisting in the day to day operations of the cashiers team and for ensuring that all client and office account transactions comply with SRA Accounts Rules and the Firms own internal accounting procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Processing and posting of Client and Office a/c CHAPS/SWIFT/BACS payments as needed including checking and releasing on various banking systems and BACS
  • Processing of client to client transfers, client to office transfers
  • Complete cashiering work on behalf on our associated firm Portrait Solicitors and make sure everything is posted and completed in a timely manner in line with SRA Accounts Rules
  • Dealing with all aspects of Counsel and Expert Fees including VAT receipts
  • Maintain and reconcile the firms currency floats and deal with currency orders through firms provider Thomas Exchange
  • Assisting Warsaw AP team with Chrome River/vendor queries
  • To ensure all bank accounts are properly reconciled on a timely basis.
  • To work with Fee Earners and Partners to ensure they comply with their obligations regarding SRA Accounts Rules.
  • To assist in the review of various exception reports to ensure SRA Accounts Rules are not breached.
  • To assist other members of the team with complex or problematic queries as they arise.
  • Provide cover for other members of the team when needed
  • Ensure filing is kept up to date
  • Assisting the Cashiers Supervisor and/or Manager with any ad hoc duties, as appropriate
  • To maintain all bank mandates and be responsible for a central register of all account details.
  • To liaise and work with the firms banking relationship teams as needed
  • To ensure all procedures are followed and that transactions comply with SAR.
  • To liaise and work with the Firms auditors re the interim and final audits.
  • To maintain good working relationships with the cashiers teams in other UK offices and international offices

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules (essential)
  • Possesses the confidence to deal effectively with Partners, and to discuss their files
  • Experience of an online expense management tool (eg Chrome River) would be advantageous
  • Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic approach to work; professional in outlook, attitude and appearance
  • Confident using MS Office, including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of the Elite accounts system would be an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of VAT
  • Flexible and prepared to work additional hours at month, quarter and year ends

Personal skills / attributes:

  • Previous experience as a Legal Cashier essential
  • Able to interact positively at all levels within the firm and a good team player.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure – particularly when dealing with difficult situations
  • Proactive with a "can-do" attitude in all areas, with a strong sense of self-motivation.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Experience of online banking platforms ideally RBS Bankline
  • Can clearly explain problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution
  • Able to demonstrate excellent client/customer facing skills, with a good understanding of general business needs
  • Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Can demonstrate confidence and resilience to overcome obstacles to deliver what is required
  • Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to follow instructions and provide support to the Cashiers Supervisor and Manager
  • Can carry out all responsibilities in a way which supports the practice’s values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles.

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network.

Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email sheena.rathod@dentons.com – Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.

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