We used to run Legal Cashier / Solicitors Accounts Rules Training courses in Central London. Unfortunately we don't do this any more. They were great days - they used to be one day / half-day, but we just don't have the time, energy or resources to continue with these.
Legal Bookkeeping Courses
"A very good course covering the basics of legal bookkeeping at the appropriate level for beginners." Hong Tran, Consultant
Comments from June 2011 session:
"I enjoyed the course very much - very helpful & useful in the future"
"This course has been very useful as a refresher, because the rules change" P Popat, Cashier
What we used to cover:
Legal Bookkeeper Course - Content:
Level 1: [one day]
§ Introduction to bookkeeping – double entry, partnership accounts, profit & loss, balance sheet
§ How a solicitors office should run
§ Client & Office money
(bills, invoices) ON A LEGAL ACCOUNTS SOFTWARE
§ Posting receipts from the Legal Services Commission
§ Transfer client ledgers, residual balances, mixed money
§ Interest – deposit account & client account
§ Petty Cash
§ Credit notes, write offs, bad debts
§ Solicitor Typical problems
§ SARs compliance and The Accountants Report
"I gained more insight and learned new things that I did not know about"
Cashier, London 
Level 2: [one day course] - for those who complete Level 1 and want more - by request:
§ Recap of how a solicitors accounts office should run and the difference between ‘normal’ bookkeeping and solicitors accounts
§ Trial Balance, profit & loss, balance sheet
§ Recording Transactions (bills, invoices) into client / office account
§ Completion statements – probate (wills)
§ Financial statements – property transactions
§ Endorsed cheques & Dishonoured cheques
§ Splitting cheques
§ Problems for solicitors
§ Preparing for The Accountants Report
Delegates Quote from May 2011 course:
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Legal Bookkeeping Solicitors Accounts Rules Course
Will you ever be running this course again?
I want to learn about legal bookkeeping. What should I do?
Take the distance learning CD set. More info here.
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What other courses are on offer?
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