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Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Receivable Assistant to join our fast paced but friendly Finance team based in Reading.  Reporting to the Finance Controller you will be responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s sales invoicing.

The ideal candidate for this role will be organised, proactive, reliable and, most importantly, a team player and will ideally have a couple of years working in an accounting setting.

Purpose of the role

To support the Accounts Receivable function in carrying out the sales invoicing for the firm, ensuring all invoices are executed accurately and in compliance with SAR and aiming to provide a maximum 2 day turn around time for all invoices and credit notes.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • 2+ years equilivant experience within an accounting setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strive to provide a first class service to external and internal clients
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, in particular Excel
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently, without close supervision, as well as part of a team
  • The ability to consistently meet deadlines and to manage competing priorities
  • Positive attitude with drive for continuous improvement

Work type:

  • Preparation of invoices in accordance with fee earner instructions
  • Review of invoices for accuracy in detail and correct application of VAT rules
  • Ensure billing processes are carried out consistently and in compliance with Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Carry out client to office transfers where invoices are paid from funds on client account
  • Upload invoices to E-billing platforms according to client requirements
  •  Preparation of statements of account for clients
  • Preparation of matter reports for fee earners
  • Issue credit notes
  • Reconcile Legal Aid statements and prepare disbursement runs, bills and transfers
  • Provide support for various roles in across the team, including: purchase ledger management, credit control management, disbursement payments and expense processing


Contractual Benefits

  • 25 days holiday plus additonal leave for Christmas Closure 
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer and 4% employee contribution 
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Discretionary support bonus 
  • Medicash and other shopping discounts 

Non Contractual Benefits

  • Travel season ticket loan scheme available
  • Cycle to work scheme available
  • Weekly wellbeing hour 
  • Bring Your dog to work 

Team structure

  • 4 x Legal Cashier 
  • 1 x Assistant Accountant 
  • 1 x Finance Director 
  • 1 x Credit Controller
  • 2 x Accounts Assistant 
  • 1 x Junior Accounts Assistant 
  • 1 x Finance Controller


Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We offer excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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