Legal Cashiers have evolved over the years. At one point for most firms they were usually someone’s auntie who had learnt a bit of double entry book-keeping pitching up at the offices every few weeks to balance the bank account and check all receipts were to hand. As time as progressed and regulation has got tighter the Legal Cashier professional has evolved.
Although it is certainly the case that a good proportion of Legal Cashiers do not have any academic or financial qualifications, an increasing number will now be graduates or members of the Institute of Legal Finance & Management (formerly known as the Institute of Legal Cashiers and Administrators). In addition to this, a good number have MBA and MSc degrees in some type of financial management.
On a Legal Cashier CV, we would expect to see the following:
1. Evidence of all your education to date. Solicitors and lawyers generally are sticklers for looking for academic information.
2. Details of your Case Management Software experience to date. List the packages you have used.
3. A break down of the work you have done in each post you have held during your career. It is not sufficient simply to write “accounts and financial management” for each entry.
4. Specify salary levels – we know Legal Cashiers who earn £13,000 a year as well as Legal Cashiers who earn £55,000 a year.
You can search our Vacancies at any time simply by clicking the Quick Link on the left hand side. You can also send us your CV through or register online. We can usually get any Legal Cashier an interview with a firm in at least one part of the country at any one time.
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment have been legal cashier specialists for a number of years now and firms use us for our specialist knowledge of the legal jobs market.