Bookkeeper / Accounts Assistant – Full or Part time Ref: 16457

£35,000 - £40,000 plus Benefits (Pro Rata for Part Time)

Are you ready to take a leading role in managing the day-to-day finances of a high-growth, entrepreneurial Intellectual Property law firm?
Are you meticulous in your approach and obsessive about accuracy?
Do you have a pro-active, strategic mindset?
Do you have excellent written & spoken English?
Do you have great interpersonal skills?
Are you willing to learn new skills, investigate and implement best practice, not just assume that how they’ve always done it is the best/only way?
Are you looking to pursue further qualifications and would like to work for an employer that will support you in this?
Able to work remotely and also willing to join in, and don’t want an ivory tower role?

If so, we should definitely talk…

We are open to Flexible Working – Part or Full Time

Role Info:
Bookkeeper / Accounts Assistant
Windsor (Right opposite Windsor Castle) Plus Hybrid Working
£35,000 – £40,000 plus Benefits (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Benefits include: Private Medical Insurance, Car Parking, Pension; 25 days rising to 30 days annual holiday (with service); Employee Benefits Programme; Training & Development Opportunities, Discretionary Bonus

Product / Service: Fast growing Intellectual Property Firm
Pedigree: Our Founder Phil is one of the most innovative and respected authorities in the IP space. (Don’t let his relaxed attire suggest otherwise)
Culture: Disruptive, Non-Corporate, Agile, Innovative, People-Focussed, Paperless
Your Skills: An experienced Bookkeeper and Accounts Controller with strong Xero experience, preferably someone with experience working in a law firm, and capable of working in a paperless office.

Who we are:

We are Barnes IP. We work to protect every invention, innovation, idea and design our clients create. The chances are, you’ll know and use many of the products that we’ve helped to protect.

We are a specialist law firm, focussed on helping clients with their intellectual property (with a particular focus on helping technology companies protect their technology and business using patents, trademarks and registered designs). We are growing quickly, and need to grow our team to keep up with strong client demand for our services. Our clients particularly value the quality of our work and advice, and we attract new clients by word of mouth as a result.

We are also EDI Charter Signatories and a Donor to IP Inclusive (

About the role:

We are looking for a competent Bookkeeper / Accounts Assistant to take over the day-to-day tasks relating to keeping. This is a great opportunity to make the role your own and implement new financial processes and procedures.

About You:

Ideally, you would have previous experience with some or all of the below tasks. If not, don’t worry we’d still encourage you to apply. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.

+ AAT4 qualification or higher
+ Significant Xero experience & expertise
+ Processing incoming invoices and receipts
+ General Bookkeeping
+ Creating and ensuring payment of outgoing monthly invoices
+ Control of cash book including direct debits, standing orders and credit card administration
+ Preparing weekly and monthly supplier payment runs and payments for subcontractors
+ Liaising with the bank on general and specific queries/issues/requests
+ Preparing VAT return & Intrastats & EC Sales
+ Producing cash flow schedules
+ Investigating variances to budget, reporting, internal controls, and general accounting. + + + Deploying measures to resolve variances
+ Reconciling company credit card account & expenses
+ Chasing overdue invoices
+ Preparing monthly invoices and issue to clients
+ Scanning/processing incoming invoices and receipts
+ Scheduling payment of incoming invoices
+ Updating records system with disbursements to be on-billed on client invoices
+ Maintaining fixed asset register with depreciations.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here.

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.