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Accounts Payable/ Legal Cashier

Job Term:
Legal Finance
Salary Description:
£30, 000 to £35, 000
Career Legal
Job Ref:

My client is one of America’s best and biggest law firms. They have offices across the US, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Russia. They are multiple award winners for their innovative work across their practice areas.


They use London as their European hub and continue to grow. They now have an opening for an Accounts Assistant to join their finance team, the role will incorporate a mixture of accounts payable, cashiering and project work.




Reviewing invoices and expenses in Chrome River


Reconcile counsel fee notes to ensure correct amount is processed and billed to client, ensuring compliance with SAR


Collate data received electronically for processing and ensures the upkeep of Excel documents for various vendors, for example courier, cab and airlines companies


Prepare monthly spreadsheet of social and entertaining events to assist with the annual filing of the PAYE Settlement Agreement with HM Revenue & Customs


Receive and processes requests for cheques and electronic payments needed on an urgent basis


Research aged uncashed cheques and outstanding items as noted on the bank reconciliation


Research and resolves questions from lawyers, secretaries and vendors regarding accounts payable invoices.


Assist in maintaining the local office Client/Trust account including; researching receipts, making trust payments, producing proforma invoices and calculating interest where due


Responsible for Client/Trust Completion transactions, working with Anti-Money Laundering specialist, Partners and Revenue specialists to ensure compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and SAR.


Identify and allocate receipts (wires, BACS, and cheques) to proper client and matter invoices


Research and resolve enquiries from attorneys, secretaries and clients concerning payments, allocation issues, including account balances and payment application history; ensuring correct treatment in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules of unidentified payments and determines proper application


Notify Partners and Revenue specialist of receipts via email; acts as contact for daily operational matters with the firm’s bankers.


Assume responsibility for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality of all financial and systems-related information


Participate in departmental project teams and task forces designed to streamline workflow


Ensure all documents are filed correctly in the electronic filing system

Candidate Profile


Exposure to cashiering; 1-2 years of related accounting experience, preferably within a professional services organisation, including accounts payable processing in a high-volume environment


Familiarity with on-line accounting systems, knowledge of Aderant CMS and software applications such as Word, spreadsheet and database.


The ability to work independently or in a team environment


Strong communication skills; required to interact well with all levels of management and staff


Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills


Take initiative and produce accurate and detailed work while adhering to strict deadlines and standards


The ability to prioritise multiple assignments


Important Notice


It is Career Legal’s policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.


Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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