Legal Cashier (6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Level:
Other
Job Term:
Contract/Interim
Location:
London
Position/Type:
Legal Finance, Operations/Other
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted:
09/06/2017
Recruiter:
Baker McKenzie
Job Ref:
LC6MFTC - VR

The Role

We are looking for a Legal Cashier to join the Finance & Accounting team at Baker McKenzie in London.
 
This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who has extensive accounts payable experience gained in a legal or professional services environment.

We are looking for someone who is able to communicate at all levels and develop strong working relationships with both external and internal clients and suppliers. The ability to be organised and demonstrate a highly professional and committed attitude towards their work is crucial. You should also be both proactive and responsive, with very strong communication skills. Excellent attention to detail is essential.

In return, we offer a friendly and supportive working environment where you will be given the opportunity to reach your full potential.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for checking and paying all AP invoices (vendor invoices processing offshored)
  • Assisting with Barrister/Counsel fee payments
  • Dealing with multi-currency payments
  • Assisting with office and client bank reconciliations
  • Using electronic funds transfer methods
  • Assisting with cover for Client Account, Counsel Fees & Cash Receipts where necessary
  • Covering various cashiering duties on a rotational basis


The Team

The Finance & Accounting department has a culture of excellence – it's far more than just a back office function. We provide valuable financial advice and support to the business and its stakeholders.
 
As part of a world-class law firm, our clients expect the very best. To deliver a first-class service, we recruit the best, and offer a friendly working environment and structured career development. Our feedback culture will help you to thrive in your role.

Our 40-strong London team is led by our Chief Financial Officer and is structured into two broad areas:

Reporting and Accounting

This function looks after all of the Firm's reporting needs, both internal and external. This includes strategic planning and budgeting, management accounts, statutory accounts and tax work.

Finance Operations

This team is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including billing, collections, cash management & treasury, and client monies.


Key Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience working as a cashier in a legal or professional services environment
  • Knowledge of SAP and/or Elite (or similar legal PMS) would be a distinct advantage
  • Flexible in attitude and approach to work
  • Ability to work under own initiative and within a team
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • First class communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Methodical in approach to work
  • Good organisational skills
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm


Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm.  Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard.  Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

  • Acritas’ Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index 2016:  ranked 1st/Brand Index: 100
  • The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17: currently ranked 66th
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
  • Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017: currently ranked 7th
  • Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2016:  Five awards: Most Innovative
  • International Firm for Women, Best International Firm for pro bono work, Best in tax, Best in Employment and Overall Outstanding Female Practitioner Award


To Apply

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role.  We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on either 020 7919 1000 or Recruitment.London@bakermckenzie.com

NO AGENCIES PLEASE


Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA – since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices.  This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice.  We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together.  We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work.  Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfill their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.

Closing Date:
01/09/2017

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