Get to Know our Candidates: Legal Cashiering
11 December 2017
Eilidh Black met Emma in the summer this year:
I instantly knew she would be a great fit for some of the clients I work with. She had just over a years’ experience working with a leading independent law firm as a Legal Cashier and had a great understanding of the legal sector. She was keen to secure a position that would develop her skills and allow her to eventually progress and I knew this would be really attractive to a lot of firms.
Legal Cashiering can sometimes (wrongly) be perceived as a bit of an outdated route and it was refreshing to meet Emma and see how passionate she was about carving her career in this sector.
The Legal Accountancy market has been extremely busy this year- and it needs more people like Emma to help this continue!
Describe yourself in 3 words
Enthusiastic, chatty, reliable.
How did you get into the legal sector?
By chance! After graduating from university I was applying for various admin and finance roles, and I was successful in gaining a fixed term role at a Glasgow based law firm. This gave me a chance to ‘dip my toe in’, and I really enjoyed it and decided to focus on progressing my career in this area.
Describe a typical day for you?
I’m still very much in training at my new role, so my days are a good mix of learning and independent working. My current duties involve processing incoming client funds, which has been a great way to get to know people in the firm as I’m constantly sending and receiving queries.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy how varied it is, as every day brings something different. The wide variety of clients means there’s always something new happening, and because everyone is so busy there’s always something to be helping with.
What are the biggest challenges?
Being as meticulous and efficient as possible under pressure. The high volume of work in my firm means that I always have to be as efficient with my time as possible, whilst ensuring mistakes are avoided. Managing the increased workload in this busier firm is something that’s taken me awhile to get the hang of, but now that I’m getting used to it I’m enjoying the challenge.
Where do you see yourself developing within the sector?
My first big goal is to get my SOLAS qualification in the next few years. This will reinforce what I’ve learned so far and better equip me to embrace opportunities that present themselves.
Written By Eilidh Black