Many Congratulations to Linda Lambert B.Com(Acc) HonFILFM
Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Institute at Conference 2020, the highest accolade the ILFM can bestow - “In recognition of outstanding contribution to promoting the objects of the Institute in driving innovation, education and in promoting excellence in finance and management throughout the legal sector.”
Linda Lambert has been delivering training for the ILFM since 2003. Subjects have included Payroll, Credit Control, Steps 1 and 2 (double entry book keeping, and final accounts), now part of Fundamentals of Legal Cashiering, and Step 3 which later became Financial Management for Legal Professionals, which she delivered until 2018.
From 2006 Linda took on the SRA Accounts Rules training, and has also delivered Fundamentals of Legal Cashiering - double entry and Accounts Rules together. With book keeping being her first love and having a long-standing interest in the Accounts Rules, this has meant she trains subjects she really enjoys.
Linda has also been the Tutor for the ILFM Associate Accounting for Legal Finance Professionals Course since 2003. The course looks at final accounts, accounting concepts and standards as well as interpretation of accounts and, latterly, company accounts too. The course has changed over the years to reflect the fact that many partnerships are now LLP’s although we still do most of the course using the traditional partnership model.
Linda lives in Shropshire and has been a self-employed SRA Accounts Rules Consultant and Cashier since 1994. Having managed several startups, worked as a Practice and Finance Manager in several sizes of firms as well as consulting and cashiering in a variety of places including Worcester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham and Bromley South. Her experience of handwritten records as well as computerised systems is always a strength, having used several different packages over her career.
Linda's background includes Exhibition Design, and has a degree in Accountancy from Birmingham University. Her working life has taken in banking, accountancy and further education lecturing, as well as cashiering since 1985. My hobbies are patchwork and quilting, gardening and classical music - mainly just listening!