Howard Kennedy

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Howard Kennedy

Legal Cashier (6 month FTC)

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team on a fixed term basis.

The Legal Cashier will report to the Senior Cashier for Client Account and will be assisting on a day to day basis with aspects of both Client and Office Account functions, supporting the business with all cashiering tasks.

The primary purpose of this role will be designated to the Client Account functions but this is not exhaustive as the candidate will be an integral member of the Accounts department cashiering team and cross cover will be required and expected on an ad hoc basis, covering absences or busy periods.

The cashiering team is often busy and receive a wide range of requests, so the candidate will therefore work on a variety of different tasks on a daily basis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / SYSTEMS USED

  • Howard Kennedy LLP accounting system is 3E (Thomson Reuters Elite).
  • Barclays B.Net Internet Banking.
  • Bankline (Royal Bank of Scotland internet banking system).
  • Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Outlook).

Role responsibility

  • Monitoring Online Banking facilities for receipts and payments.
  • Raising Client Account Cheque Payments.
  • Processing Client Account Cheque Receipts.
  • Processing Client to Client Journals.
  • Processing Client to Office Bill Payments.
  • Processing Bank to Bank Transfers and Journals.
  • Operation of Designated Deposits.
  • Cover the Process of CHAPS Payments through online banking (Barclays, RBS and Lloyds Bank).
  • Reconciling Bank Statements with Elite Cashbook entries.
  • Dealing with queries from fee earners and support staff.
  • Liaising with the bank.
  • Filing and archiving.

ADDITIONAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TEAM

  • Raising Office Account Cheque Payments.
  • Processing Office Account Cheque Receipts.
  • Entering Supplier Invoices into Elite & reconciling supplier statements.
  • Entering Counsel Fee Notes, Experts and Agents into Elite & reconciling statements.
  • Processing Weekly Purchase Ledger BACS Payment Runs.
  • Loading CSV files from suppliers through Excel into Elite.
  • Chasing internal allocation of rechargeable disbursements.
  • Nominal journals.

About you

You will ideally be able to demonstrate;

  • Experience working on either Client & or Office Account within a law firm.
  • Knowledge of either Elite Enterprise or Elite 3E.
  • Ability to pay careful attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of SARs.
  • Knowledge of VAT regulations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Awareness on Money Laundering regulations that impact on this area of work.
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities, with training.
  • A positive, committed and ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Confident and clear communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Being a good team player with the ability to be flexible and willing to help others when necessary.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Introductory Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

About us

We are a London based, full-service law firm, specialising in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters.

We have grown substantially in recent years, including two mergers and an office move. We’ve also matured in terms of our approach to providing advice to our clients, seeking to simplify and improve the experience of working with a modern, independent law firm.

We’re proud of our journey. Without losing sight of where we’ve come from, we are focused on where we’re going. We are evolving and growing every day. And just like our clients, we are ambitious and moving forward. Many of our clients are entrepreneurial, ambitious enterprises who are often privately or family owned, or private equity backed. We are one of the only London based law firms with a large private wealth offering alongside significant business law capability.

The firm also advises major corporates on particular specialist legal matters who find our straightforward approach a compelling alternative to larger, less personal firms.

 

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