Role: Legal Cashier/ Purchase Ledger

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000

Location: Leeds City Centre

My Client:

My client is one of the UK's leaders in Commercial Law with over 1100 employees in offices across their 5 city centre UK locations.


Managing the day to day transactions of Office Accounts and Purchase Ledger, ensuring the business is compliant with Solicitors Accounts rules (SARs).

  • Daily processing of Office account payments, receipts and transfers; performing end of day balancing procedures
  • Identification and allocation of Office account receipts
  • Accurate posting of Office account receipts and payments
  • Accurate production of cheques for Office account to ensure the timely settlement of disbursements
  • Accurate processing of BACS payment via online banking
  • Investigation and resolution of unidentified receipt on a timely basis
  • Daily reconciliation of unidentified funds
  • Providing ad-hoc assistance for any internal requests or queries in accordance with service line agreement
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with SARs to prevent any breach
  • Timely and accurate filing of all support documentation

Purchase Ledger

  • Coding and posting supplier invoices
  • Maintenance of supplier data; creating new suppliers
  • Review and reconciliation of supplier statements of account
  • Coding and posting of credit card and direct debit payments
  • Payment of staff expenses
  • Accurate and timely payment of disbursements
  • Processing weekly and monthly BACS and cheque payment runs
  • Liaising direct with third parties both verbally and in writing


  • Demonstrate a strong experience of Office account cashiering and Purchase Ledger, preferably in a legal environment
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of control environments
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and application of current SARs and money laundering procedures
  • Ability to develop solid internal working relationships with all within Finance and the business as a whole, particularly fee earners and secretaries
  • Demonstrate an ability to ascertain and adhere to the requirements of the role in a timely manner
  • Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a professional and personable manner
  • Possess excellent numerical skills with attention to detail
  • Display a strong work ethic with the ability to meet targets
  • Excellent administration and communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Excel