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Credit Controller

London West End/WC • Permanent • £32000 - £35000

 

About our client:

The company is a leading solicitors firm specialising in various business sectors including; litigation, employment law, corporate law, intellectual property and commercial property

Description:

To manage the Credit Function which will involve working closely with the Accounts Manager and also the Chief Executive and Management Committee

  • Will work on own initiative, but will report to the Accounts Manager
  • Will be required, initially, to adhere to existing early-stage collection processes (e.g. standard letters)
  • Will be responsible for all stages of collection through to legal action, at which point the file will be handed over to the Firm’s in-house Debt Recovery expert
  • Will be responsible for meticulously recording actions taken and information relating to outstanding debts, on the Firm’s Debtors Database – a resource also used by the Accounts Manager and Chief Executive
  • Will provide routine and ad-hoc reports from the Debtors Database and accounts package (Lawsoft) to Clients, Fee Earners and Management
  • Will be responsible for providing statistics, analysis and forecasts to Management
  • Will liaise closely with Fee Earners to discuss their debts
  • Will liaise closely with the Accounts Team to discuss daily receipts and Client to Office transfers
  • Will monitor for potential Client to Office transfers in compliance with SRA Rule 17.3
  • Will be responsible, under the guidance of the Accounts Manager, for calculating the Firm’s Bad Debt Provision
  • Will monitor and reconcile Cost Recovery Ledger
  • Will eventually review and develop existing procedures, liaising with the Accounts Manager and IT Department

Profile:

A successful candidate will:

  • Have relevant Credit Control experience
  • Compulsory - comes from a legal background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   Must be able to communicate effectively, face to face, over the telephone and in written communications, with internal Clients (Fee Earners) and external Clients

  • A professional approach, strong negotiation skills and a diplomatic manner

  • Excellent levels of numeracy and literacy

  • Good knowledge of Excel and Word

  • Previous Law Firm experience in a similar role.   Must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Rules

  • Knowledge of Lawsoft is not required as training will be given.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents.

What's on offer

The opportunity to

  • Work in Central London
  • To work for a leading Law firm
  • Have a competitive salary and package
  • Reference: 6057843
  • Published on: 10/04/2013
  • Location: London West End/WC
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Remuneration: £32000 - £35000
  • Contact tel: 020 7269 2190

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