Legal Cashier/Purchase Ledger Clerk, Finance

  • Forbes Solicitors
  • Blackburn, UK
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time Accountancy Finance Legal Legal Cashier

Job Description

Forbes Solicitors are looking for a Legal Cashier/Purchase Ledger to join our Finance Team at our Head Office based in Blackburn. This is a full-time role working 36.25 hours per week, Monday- Friday, based at our Rutherford House Office.

We have an exciting opportunity for a hybrid role that will encompass both legal cashier and purchase ledger duties, working with both the legal cashier team and the finance function of the firm. This new role will be ideal for a candidate with either legal cashier or purchase ledger experience, looking for career development opportunities; allowing the candidate to build upon their experience and influence and develop working processes.  Full support will be given to help embed the ideal candidate into the role.

The Legal Cashier responsibilities will be responsible for delivering successful outcomes such as:

  • Undertaking daily banking functions
  • Preparing online electronic bank transfers, CHAPS, BACS, and Faster
  • Bank Reconciliation - Client & Office
  • Client ledger reconciliations
  • Administration of petty cash
  • Processing of client and office accounting transactions including postings.
  • Processing client-to-office transfers
  • Complying with SRA rules
  • Month End SRA Compliance Folder
  • Answer internal and external accounts queries

The Purchase Ledger responsibilities will be responsible for delivering successful outcomes such as:

  • Matching and coding purchase invoices and expense claims
  • Identifying and resolving discrepancies prior to payments to suppliers
  • Reach out to various departments to resolve any disputed claims
  • Setting up of new suppliers
  • Completing period-end supplier statement reconciliations to ensure accounts are accurate

Forbes Solicitors offer the full range of legal services to individuals, commercial clients, and a number of specialist sectors where we excel nationally. We have offices across the North but our roots are firmly based in Lancashire. Our clients tell us that we stand out from other firms. We are real people who are passionate about getting the best results. Working together and listening to our clients, we provide genuine and practical advice.

We are looking for someone who displays our values; specifically, someone who can excel is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do, and has a one-team ethic.

We are committed to being a supporting organization that keeps the people at the focus and therefore we offer a range of additional benefits including:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays;
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

We will be progressing applicants to the next stage based on applications demonstrating the following the knowledge, experience, and skills:


  • Previous experience as a Legal Cashier or a Purchase Ledger clerk
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Attention to detail and being able to work effectively, prioritizing tasks by the importance of completion in order to meet deadlines
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team, providing cover where necessary


  • Knowledge of accounting processes
  • Experience working as a legal cashier with knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Experience of Excel
  • Previous experience with a case management system, preferably Partner for Windows
  • Experience in identifying areas for improvement and implementing change

Forbes is an equal opportunity and disability-confident employer and accredited to Investors in People and ISO 9001 quality management systems. We support the principle of equal opportunities in relation to any opportunities which we might provide through the engagement of employees; the provision of services to clients; and the appointment and engagement of suppliers. We are committed, wherever practicable, to maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each vacancy, we will only be able to contact you if you have been successful in your application. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you will unfortunately not have been shortlisted for the post.


£23,000 - £25,000 per annum