• Location: Taunton
  • Reference Number: LSW2952

Legal Southwest

Our client is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. They provide a wide range of legal services to corporate clients, organisations and individuals.

Having enjoyed significant growth in recent years, they now have over 600 people, including over 100 partners and are continuing to grow.

As a firm our client are known for providing a supportive and positive place to work, with an open and collaborative culture. They were scored as one of the nine top performing firms in the Legal Week’s Best Employers Survey 2016, and more recently, the UK Law Firm of the Year 2018 survey by RollonFriday.com placed them fourth nationally as a place to work, taking into consideration pay, career development, management and culture. They scored first place nationally in this 2018 survey for work/life balance.

We are seeking a Cashier for the Business Recovery Unit based in Taunton, full time or 4 days a week (Tuesday – Friday), fixed term contract – 1 year

The role

The highly regarded Debt Recovery team based only in the Taunton office, provides a national service for Government Departments, Local Authorities, insurance companies, managing agents, businesses and individuals. The team specialises in all aspects of debt recovery including pre legal collections, litigation, enforcement and insolvency action.

The team is divided into different sections. In this role you will work on the cashiering team and on a day to day basis, your role will involve:

  • Processing electronic funds transfers, cheque and cash receipts on the systems
  • Processing CHAPS payments using internet banking systems
  • Processing credit/debit card payments
  • Processing payment book requests and sending on to debtors
  • Issuing cheques
  • Undertaking Inter-Account transfers
  • System account opening
  • Dealing with unallocated receipts
  • Daily queries both external and internal
  • Ensuring compliance with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules where applicable
  • Assisting with general administration tasks for the whole team when needed

It is a fast-paced role and you will need to juggle many priorities. You will need to be flexible to be an effective team player, but you will also get support and training from your colleagues and manager in a relaxed but professional and hard-working team.

About you

You will ideally have experience in a financial or cash handling environment and have strong social skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds. You will certainly be extremely organised, with excellent time management skills, a keen eye for detail and able to work under pressure.

You will be trained on the software systems but you will have a good aptitude for technology and Keyboard skills.

If you have used case management systems or databases in the past that would be helpful.

You may be a graduate in any subject or you may have pursued some further education studies (A levels, BTEC, NVQs etc) having achieved at least 6 more GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths.

The exact benefits you would receive depend on your position, but they might include the following:

  • Up to 29 working days holiday per annum
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Flexible holiday scheme
  • Employee discounts

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send us your CV via the form below.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

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