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Credit Controller

60703
£25,000 - £30,000
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Darren Buckley

AJ Chambers are seeking a confident, professional, and experienced Credit Controller to join our Clients Accounts Team.

Our Client is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Essex and are long established as a highly successful practice. Currently the firm is growing rapidly both regionally and nationally, and also merits a growing reputation internationally.

The Accounts Team has full expertise in operating a busy finance function, fully compliant with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

The Team

The team is responsible for the development and overall control of all matters relating to the firm's financial policies, financial affairs and administration.

Scope

Taking responsibility for specific practice areas and partner debts. You will ensure that your debtor balances are regularly reviewed and followed up in line with our internal processes, as well as assisting others when required. You will work closely with the Partners and other credit control team members to work towards weekly and monthly cash collection targets.

Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for specific practice areas and partners, you will be responsible for:
    • reviewing all aged debt within your group.
    • following up regularly with partners and fee earners by email or virtual/face-to-face meetings.
    • effectively managing your collections to-do list to ensure that timely reminders are sent to debtors and followed up in line with our internal processes.
    • maintaining an organised diary and an up-to-date notes system.
    • escalating aged debts/files to the Disputes team where appropriate.
    • assisting with the monthly reporting of clients with high exposure.
  • Assisting with the allocation of funds received in settlement of bills, as required during team absences, ensuring that banking deadlines are met.
  • Dealing with internal and external client requests via telephone and email, to include receiving payment for invoices via credit/debit card.
  • Managing the credit control inbox, along with the team, to ensure that all queries are dealt with promptly, including responses from partners and fee earners in relation to alerts informing them that debts are approaching and are 30 days old.
  • Assisting with the submission of invoices via the E-billing process as required.
  • Helping the billing team during busy periods, particularly at the end of the month.

Other

  • High levels of client liaison contact and interaction.
  • Ability to deal with emails, telephone calls and in-person queries, in a polite and efficient manner.
  • Assisting all members of the wider Finance department where possible.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines occasionally when transactions must be completed in a short period of time.

Skills and Experience

  • At least three years' experience at Credit Controller level, operating within a similar sized legal team.
  • Experience in using a Practice Management System.
  • Confident in working with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience of engaging with Partners and Fee Earners and demonstratable examples of debt meetings and client liaison.

Person Specification

  • Enthusiastic and a proactive team player, who takes a flexible, 'can-do' approach to work.
  • Confident in working autonomously/independently to meet ever-changing deadlines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise and organise workloads effectively.
  • A willing and adaptable aptitude to provide support to the team when necessary, during busy periods or times of absence.
  • Eager to contribute to firm events, projects, steering groups and committees. Keen to support any relevant initiative or system implementation.
  • Results driven.

For further information on this position, please apply direct or contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

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