Legal Cashier

Job Title: Legal Cashier
Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Newport, South Wales
Salary: £16,000.00
Reports to: Accounts Department Manager

Job Purpose: To support the Accounts Department in the provision of Financial Services to the practice by providing competent and efficient assistance in Cashier / Book-Keeping duties.

Key Objectives

  • To support the operation of the company’s Client and Office Bank reconciliations.
  • To ensure financial audit of all completed transactions.
  • To verify balances in accounts books and rectify discrepancies.
  • To process banking of all incoming cheques.
  • To ensure production of Client and Office account cheques.
  • To post all daily receipts and payments.
  • To enter postings to the accounts system on a daily basis.
  • To ensure that all postings are recorded correctly.
  • To assist posting all bills and disbursements.
  • To execute and authorise bank transfers.
  • To ensure that all balancing payments are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • To deal directly with Clients when remitting balancing payments.
  • To ensure that all matters are nil balance prior to authorisation and closure.
  • To support the operation of the Department’s credit control system.
  • To ensure reconciliation of debit and credit card payments.
  • To ensure that all Searches and Indemnity policies are paid in a timely manner.
  • To manage own work allocation, productivity and quality of work with minimum supervision.
  • To possess good understanding of Solicitors / CLC Accounts Rules.

Personal Qualities

    Managing Yourself
  • Self motivated and able to organise own work with minimum supervision.
  • Copes effectively in demanding circumstances.
  • Good time management, adopting a flexible approach to work.
  • Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives.
  • Delivers work output to the required standard.
  • Pays attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving working practices and supports company plans and policies.
    Working With People
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and good decision making when dealing with problems.
  • Able to identify a problem arising and can develop a solution or take the correct course of action.
  • Knows when to seek guidance or further input from others before taking action.
  • Checks that information is accurate and complete.
  • Looks for new solutions to problems as well as tried and tested methods.
    Communication Skills
  • Able to express oneself both orally and in writing in a clear and constructive way.
  • Willing to ask questions, listen to others views and accept advice.
  • Willing to contribute ideas and seek improvements.
  • Good client / Introducer / supplier handling skills both by telephone and face to face.

Experience Required

    Essential
  • Recent practical experience of accounts administration.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge of credit control.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software with good keyboard skills.
  • Practical experience of handling client enquiries both face to face and by telephone.
    Desirable
  • Experience of working in a legal environment.
  • Working knowledge of Solicitors / CLC Accounts Rules.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development.

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