Legal Cashier (Accounts Payable)

Location
England, Bristol, Bristol City Centre
Salary
£24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
05 Feb 2019
Closes
05 Mar 2019
Ref
13970204/001
Contact
Hannah Scriven
Job Role
Accounts Payable
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified

I am pleased to be partnering with a succesful Legal Organisation based in Central Bristol who are seeking an AAT studier to join their driven Accounts Payable team. This a perfect opportunity for someone who's looking to gain greater experience within a Finance function. You'll be working in a vibrant and dynamic environment with a supporting network.

Client Details

I am pleased to be partnering with a succesful Legal Organisation based in Central Bristol who are seeking an AAT studier to join their driven Accounts Payable team. This a perfect opportunity for someone who's looking to gain greater experience within a Finance function. You'll be working in a vibrant and dynamic environment with a supporting network.

Description

Key responsibilities of the Legal Cashier:

  • Undertake all aspects of Accounts Payable work in line with agreed policies and procedures, maintaining controls and responding promptly to requests for advice and information
  • Prepare and process foreign and domestic payments from the firms electronic banking facilities (including regular accounts payable and expenses payment runs) on a daily basis from both office and client bank accounts
  • Co-ordinate and communicate the receipt of office and client monies to fee earners on a daily basis and, where appropriate, investigate to ensure compliance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) and Money laundering Regulations (MLR)
  • Maintain the client and office ledgers, posting receipts and payments and ensuring full compliance with internal controls and other regulations
  • Prepare daily bank reconciliation's for all client and office bank accounts
  • Processing of invoices, disbursements and expenses
  • Maintain the integrity of the AP and nominal ledgers, posting journals and making adjustments where necessary to ensure full compliance with internal controls and other regulations (SRA & Accounting standards)
  • Request statements and missing invoices where appropriate to ensure PL accounts are kept up to date
  • Investigate Supplier chasing letters and supplier/internal query's responding promptly and ensuring that relevant people are kept up to date with progress
  • Month end Duties, ie ensuring all costs and client money transacitons are processed prior to closing
  • Assist with administrative tasks as required
  • Play an active and constructive part in the team

Profile

The succesful candidate:

  • Full knowledge of the Legal Cashiers process (including Accounts Payable as described in purpose of role) from a similar position within the legal sector
  • Familiar with a legal accounting system such as Elite or Aderant etc
  • High levels of numeric accuracy, with strong keyboard skills - fast and accurate
  • Knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and Money Laundering Regulations and electronic banking processes
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to identify and act on issues which need to be escalated
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across all aspects of the Legal Cashiers team's work and ensure that issues are addressed promptly, professionally, openly and constructively
  • Ability to communicate and interact appropriately and constructively with customers and colleagues
  • Good organisational abilities
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Strong Excel skills

Job Offer

What's on offer?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Working for an International company
  • Working in the centre of Bristol
  • Study support available