Finance and Accounts Administrator

Salary - Competitive Salary

Leading set of Commercial Chambers based in Temple - all applications to ABC Chambers Solutions LLP


Deadline: 22nd March 2019 12:00 am

Our client a leading set of Commercial Barristers Chambers are currently seeking to recruit a full-time Finance and Accounts Administrator.

Job responsibilities:

Finance Role- Three days a week

  • Preparation of monthly barrister statements
  • Administering barrister direct debits
  • Entering invoices into Xero and maintaining the appropriate digital and hard copy filing
  • Monitoring payment terms for invoices, selecting relevant invoices to settle and presenting to line management for authorisation/payment
  • Ensuring re-charges are appropriately entered – Xero
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Preparing payment invoices (for barristers’ fees)
  • Keeping a record of staff credit card transactions
  • Preparing monthly management reports including cash flow reports
  • Administering and reconciling bank accounts and petty cash
  • Preparing VAT returns and reconciling VAT account
  • Reporting on spend to Chambers Director and Treasurer
  • First point of contact with Chambers suppliers
  • Liaison with Middle Temple as landlord

Debt Collection- Two days a week

  • Keep track of assigned accounts to identify outstanding debts
  • Plan course of action to recover outstanding payments
  • Locate and contact debtors to inquire of their payment status
  • Negotiate payoff deadlines or payment plans
  • Handle questions or complaints
  • Investigate and resolve discrepancies
  • Create trust relationships with debtors when possible to avoid future issues
  • Update account status and database regularly
  • Alert Chambers Director and Treasurer of debtors unwilling or unable to pay when necessary
  • Comply with requirements when legal action is unavoidable


  • Excel spreadsheet, basic formatting and formulae
  • Knowledge of SAGE software
  • Understanding of VAT & producing VAT and taxation reports
  • Knowledge of BarStat (desirable not essential)
  • Knowledge of Receipt Bank (desirable not essential)
  • Knowledge of Xero software
  • Proven experience as debt collector
  • Experience in working with targets and tight deadlines
  • Apt in negotiating and persuading
  • Ability to be polite and compassionate without lacking confidence

Suitable candidates will ideally have AAT qualification (diploma or higher). They will have some experience of working in a similar role (not necessarily in Chambers) and be able to show initiative, flexibility, be diligent, a good team player and confident.

For all enquiries please contact:
ABC Chambers Solutions LLP – 0203 890 8190 3 Waterhouse Square, London EC1N 2SW.

To apply for this role please e-mail a comprehensive CV and cover letter to: or contact one of the team for a confidential discussion:

Elliott Rogers- – 0203 890 8198 – 07402 424414
Penny Reason-Martin – – 0203 890 8198