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Credit Controller - Law Firm

Employer
Clear IT Recruitment
Location
Farringdon, Central London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Credit Control
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client is seeking a Credit Controller to join their law firm in Central London. Law firm experience is preferred but not required, and the role offers 2 days of hybrid working per week.

The business is a top 100 law firm and is renowned for the quality work it performs within life sciences and technology. They have 300+ members of staff and have a rich 150+ year history.

This role will be responsible for the day to day credit control processes ensuring timely payments of bills are received and outstanding bills are chased efficiently. The Credit Controller work closely with key stakeholders, including partners and clients, to ensure the finance team deliver on their strategy whilst incorporating the firms values and working style. The role reports to the Revenue and Credit Control Manager and will work with the wider finance team, leveraging their knowledge to ensure seamless support to the firm.

Key responsibilities

•Contact individual and corporate debtors daily when payment is overdue via all communication methods, both written and verbal
•Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients, both internal and external, to enable the collection of outstanding debts whilst reducing lockup
•Responsibility for firmwide outstanding accounts ensuring that collection targets are not just hit, but exceeded
•Regular meetings with Partners to ensure outstanding debts are minimised
•Ensure that the bad debt provision is within firm requirements
•Use industry specific software to update debtor records as required
•Generate monthly statements for a portfolio of clients
•Reconciling of accounts to ensure accuracy of client records
•Review of e-bill platforms to ensure accuracy of collections
•Additional credit control projects as specified by the Revenue and Credit Control Manager

Skills & experience

•Previous experience of credit control, preferably within professional services
•Experience of updating and maintaining debtor records
•Ability to work to tight deadlines - accurately
•Excellent telephone manner and written communication
•Able to demonstrate experience in liaising pro-actively with third parties
•Previous experience of legal accounts software packages, Aderant and ARCs would be advantageous
•Experienced user of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
•Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively via all forms of communication
•Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage own workload and prioritise tasks
•Excellent attention to detail
•Determined and results driven

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal and Financial Recruitment.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful

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