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Area Finance
Location Leeds

The Firm

Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care, housing and emergency services sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£47m and around 550 staff - including 400 fee earners - across 5 offices nationally. We act for a wide range of long standing clients in both the public and private sector, including all forms of NHS organisations, governmental and regulatory bodies, registered providers, insurers, police, fire and rescue services, independent health and social care providers, charities and GP practices.

Further details about the firm and the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com.

The Role

This is a varied role covering several aspects of the day to day running of a busy law firm. The cashiering function has introduced a number of new systems to improve the efficiency of their processes but further efficiencies are sought. An experienced cashier is sought to work alongside the Head of Cashiering to help to identify areas that can be rationalised. The role includes:

  • processing payments including CHAPS/BACS payments;
  • matching and processing receipts;
  • checking and processing disbursement payments;
  • checking and processing expense claims;
  • preparation of bank reconciliation statements;
  • petty cash claims;
  • processing transactions on bank accounts;
  • purchase ledger;
  • general administrative functions.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Head of Finance, Head of Cashiering or other areas within the Finance function.

Candidate specification

The successful applicant will be computer literate with experience of working in the Finance function of professional service firms. Experience of law firm accounting requirements is desirable but not essential.

Candidates should ideally have:

  • experience working in the finance department of a law firm;
  • an understanding of bookkeeping;
  • the ability to work under pressure;
  • strong administration and organisational skills;
  • the ability to communicate professionally at all levels within the firm; the ability to work calmly under pressure; and
  • excellent attention to detail.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate that they are:

  • numerate;
  • professional, self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision;
  • able to work in a busy, professional environment;
  • proactive in their approach;
  • willing to learn the rules and procedures that direct the work of legal cashiering; and
  • a team player who can motivate and work alongside others.

Capsticks is an equal opportunities employer

Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.

Capsticks is an agile firm and is open to conversations about flexible working.

In 2020 Capsticks achieved a 1 star accreditation from Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the standard for workplace engagement. The Best Companies accreditation is really important to Capsticks as it focuses on the trust and value we place in our people, their wellbeing and their careers

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