Legal Cashier Jobs
Legal cashiers will be responsible for carrying out a variety of duties as well as general administrative tasks.
Legal cashiers are mainly responsible for assisting the legal accountant or law partners with all financial related duties ensuring the efficient operation of the legal cash room and the legal firm in general.
As well as a good understanding of general accounts, a legal cashier would be responsible for cash room administration, investment and executry administration, accounting with trust administration, income tax and capital gains tax, inheritance tax, feeing and in some firms conduct of investment business.
What does a legal cashier do?
You may start out as the assistant legal cashier and work your way up but primarily legal cashiers work normal office hours, sometimes with additional hours at financial month and year end.
Candidates need to have good numerical skills, accurate data entry skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail, good communication skills, including a confident telephone manner and the ability to work under pressure.
Legal cashiers will mainly work for solicitors. Other employers would include the legal departments of large industrial and commercial firms, public sector organisations, barristers' chambers and courts.
Jobs in the legal profession
Jobs are easily found throughout the UK, although the main centres of legal employment are Glasgow, Edinburgh and in England. Once qualified you will find that there is a high demand across the UK. The average salary for a legal cashier in the UK is £23,000.
There are no set entry requirements, although GCSEs/Standard Grades or the equivalent are useful. It is possible to enter as an office junior and train on the job, or to join a legal firm after taking a legal cashier course.
Qualification are offered by the Society of Law Accountants in Scotland (SOLAS) and The Institute of Legal Cashier jobs and Administrators (ILCA) in England.
Legal cashiers will find excellent promotional prospects to more senior roles are possible. With further training, they can become a Head Cashier or Legal Accountant.
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