Our client is an exceptionally well-respected regional law firm with a passion for business, clients and the services they offer. With offices throughout Devon & Cornwall, they feel lucky to be living and working in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
On behalf of our client we are seeking a Legal Cashier to work in the Finance team, the role can be located in either their Truro or St Austell Office. This is a full-time opportunity working 9am – 5.15pm Monday to Friday.
You will be working as Legal Cashier within the Finance team providing an efficient service to Legal Advisers and ensuring that the Firm complies with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. You will also provide support to the wider Finance team who are primarily based in the St Austell office. A primary focus of the role is ensuring compliance at all times with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. As such, previous knowledge is preferred, though not essential. Training will be provided. You will also be expected to process cheques and electronic payments; handle daily banking of receipts; post receipts to the accounts system; print cheques; process staff expenses; and manage petty cash.
You will be expected to deal directly with the Firm’s clients when receiving and processing credit card payments and also liaise with legal team members to resolve queries. There is an expectation that you will support other roles within the Finance team such as billing, credit control, and purchase ledger where required. Although the successful candidate will need to be able to work independently and under their own initiative, all work will be supervised. You will also be expected to be self-supporting, and in that regard you will need a good typing speed and good ICT skills.
The ideal candidate will ideally have experience of working within in a Legal Practice or in the Finance team of a Commercial business. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a focus on exceptional client care. You will also be used to working in a busy and highly professional driven environment. You should be able to demonstrate understanding of how businesses operate, including commercial risk and awareness.
Due to the nature of this role the position would suit someone who is highly detail focussed with strong numeracy skills, organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure.
Excellent all-round communication skills, professional telephone manner and attention to detail are essential. You will also have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment.
In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday per year, and life assurance along with a range of other benefits. Employees also benefit from employee share ownership scheme.
Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV via the form below in complete confidence and we will get back to you.
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