Legal Cashier - 12 Month FTC

Glasgow, Glasgow City
08 Jan 2021
09 Mar 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations

Business Area: Finance Department

Role: Legal Cashier -12mth FTC

Location: Based at Ashurst’s Glasgow office

Reporting to: Cashier Manager

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:30.

Department/ Role Overview:

As a Legal Cashier you will work within an engaging and stimulating environment, you will have the chance to play an important role in the company’s day-to-day operations and supporting the smooth running of a medium size legal cashier team. ,transacting with both banks and clients on a regular basis.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Performing Bank Reconciliations
  • Allocating and posting office and client account credits
  • Uplifting and lodging monies on deposit accounts
  • Calculation of Interest on Client funds
  • Dealing with overseas payments
  • Setting up payments using online banking services
  • Posting and payment of Client Disbursements
  • Checking bills for unpaid disbursements
  • Action Client to office transfers
  • Action office to client transfers
  • Chasing Counsel for VAT Tax Invoices
  • Raising office and client cheques
  • Returning duplicate or overpayments of bills
  • Reversing and reposting of bill credits
  • Client and office account cheque reconciliation
  • Month end processing
  • Management and reporting of client balances
  • Controls performed to ensure SRA compliance
  • Support colleagues as required
  • Dealing with ad hoc queries presented to the team
  • Dealing with the cashier group inbox
  • Any other duties as required

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential Skills and experience:

  • Highly Numerate with keen attention to detail
  • Strong background experience of working within a large International Law Practice
  • Excellent knowledge of the Solicitors' Accounts Rules or ILFM qualified
  • Strong excel skills
  • Knowledge of key banking software systems
  • Effective communicator with the ability to communicate orally or in writing.
  • Confident polite telephone manner, tactful and diplomatic when under pressurised situations
  • Effective team working and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to liaise in a professional manner at all times with key stakeholders
  • Experience of working alone or in a team under supervision maintaining good working relationships with colleagues at all times
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible to work longer hours when required
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to concentrate on several area of work at one time whilst prioritising tasks and work load
  • Delivering consistently and with accuracy, to deadlines
  • Reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities
  • Takes responsibility for the tasks and the challenges that are set

Desired skills and experience

  • Knowledge of practice management systems would be beneficial especially 3E
  • Experienced Legal Cashier