Our client is a very reputable national law firm who is looking for a Senior Legal Cashier.
The successful applicant will provide an efficient accounts cashiering service to solicitors within the firm
To deal with the incoming accounts work to include the following tasks:
Cheques and Cash Received In
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.
Reconciling the bank statements daily and dealing with any monies credited to or debited from the client and office accounts.
CHAPS and BACS
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.
This role can either be based from their Northampton or Leicester offices.
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.
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
If this role is of interest to you please apply and one of our Consultants will endeavour to contact you to go through this position and any other potential vacancies that may be suitable, based on your skills, ability and industry experience. Maxim is acting as an Employment Agency in regard to this vacancy.
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