Credit Controller

Location: London, England
Contract Type: Contract
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: £30000 - £38000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH231278_1553078299

Are you an experienced Credit Controller looking for a new challenge? My client, a Top Law firm based in London, are looking for an experienced Credit Controller to join them on a 12 month contract basis to cover maternity leave.

As the Credit Controller you will be responsible for conducting the collection of outstanding debtors for a designated industry group and clients. This is a proactive role, supporting the Credit Manager in seeking to achieve and maintain optimum debtor days.

Other key duties include:

  • Building and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and networks to facilitate and improve the firm's debt cycle in relation to the designated industry group and to support the Credit Manager in doing so on a firm-wide basis.
  • Establishing constructive working relationships with partners to discuss and agree collection strategy on all outstanding invoices.
  • Liaising with clients on a daily basis, chasing overdue invoices, sending statements, resolving queries by telephone and in writing, knowing which medium of communication is most appropriate, and ensuring all follow-ups are actioned at the correct point in time.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of debtor balances to identify write-offs.
  • Liaising with Legal Cashiers regarding the allocation of receipts, and with the Revenue team regarding credit notes and re-issued invoices in order to confirm the accuracy of the information used in financial analysis and reporting.

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Previous Credit Control experience within a law firm or wider professional services is a must
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Strong relationship building expertise to ensure smooth relationship with internal and external clients
  • Knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules
  • Experience of Elite 3e is ideal.

They are ideally looking for someone to start before Easter, so long notice periods won't be able to be considered