The role is responsible for the legal cashiering function for the
firm's UK and Luxembourg offices. This is a proactive role seeking to
achieve full compliance with the SRA Rules and adherence to internal
financial controls and policies in relation to all transactions and
processes. In addition, this role involves advising the business on
acknowledged best practice and is also responsible for producing and
interpreting key management reports.
What will you do:
Use technical expertise to provide accurate and timely client
payments and ensure compliance with the provisions of the SRA Rules
and Money Laundering regulations.
The role is also responsible for building and driving forward
effective relationships and networks inside and outside of the
firm in order to ensure the firm's adherence to SAR legislation
and the timely processing of payments to external suppliers.
Applying commercial logic in order to advise the business on best
practice in order to obtain the maximum financial benefit for the firm.
Managing direct reports to provide a quality service and ensuring
that the team processes and objectives align with business needs.
Preparation of key management reports, applying advanced excel
functionality as necessary, to provide the practice and senior
finance managers with timely and relevant information.
Please see the attached job description for a more detailed overview.
What we are looking for:
University degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent professional
qualification (preferable but not essential).
Experience in a Law firm environment with Legal Cashiering
experience is essential.
Demonstrated experience in the delivery of process change leading
to improvements in quality and levels of service.
Demonstrated experience in advising on and successfully applying
best practice to SAR to achieve compliance for the firm.
Demonstrated experience in successful team leadership and management.
Advanced Excel skills and excellent working use of Microsoft office.
Ability to advise on the functionality of advanced system
transactions and to extract relevant data for analysis (AX system
knowledge an advantage).
Ability to advise the business on, and ensuring compliance with,
the provisions of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and Money Laundering requirements.
Here at Simmons & Simmons:
We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely
collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos - we have a
reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. An
inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly
international are just a few more things that make us, us.
Competitive Offer Package including bonus's dependant on
role/level, private medical insurance & pension contribution to
name a few.
Dress 'for your day' Code.
Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office
with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai;
Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien
Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long
standing history in supporting the art community especially up and
The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing
together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with
non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate
the Simmons offering.
We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30
Employer for Working Families in 2020.
We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas &
Summer parties, end of month drinks and various sporting events.
We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+,
Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's
network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.
If you are interested in finding out more about this position then
please contact Charlotte Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions. To apply for the role please click on the link at
the bottom of the page/visit the career pages on our website, where
there is also a detailed job description.