Revenue Controller

£40,000 - £43,000


Darren Buckley

Revenue Controller (Leading Law Firm)

We are working with a leading Law Firm that is looking to add an experienced Revenue Controller with a legal background and a minimum of 6-12 months of Credit Control experience. This role is part of our Finance Team and reports to the Senior Revenue Controller.

You will be responsible for credit control for specific partners, billing and WIP management. This will involve gaining knowledge about clients, managing billing matters, ensuring clients are billed promptly and securing swift payment of invoices. You will be required to liaise with internal Partners and employees at all levels and external clients applying an assertive yet tactful approach.

Your Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • You will support a team of Partners and split time between sitting in Finance or with the specific legal practice groups to liaise directly with the Partners and lawyers and taking responsibility for their billing and credit control requirements, and closely monitoring billing and cash collection budgets and targets.
  • You will deal with a large portfolio of clients and liaise with them daily regarding their debts - predominantly via telephone. Updating the firm's credit control system (Aderant Expert Collections) for action tasks, reminders, follow up notes etc.
  • You will review daily bank statements and TT payments to ensure funds are allocated to the correct matters.
  • You will administer payments by credit/debit card.
  • You must arrange and attend monthly meetings with Partners to review WIP and debtors to agree on a course of action and follow-up to ensure completion in the agreed timescales.
  • You will oversee the billing for a client, ensuring that bills are prepared and despatched promptly and feeding back on progress.
  • You will deal with all aspects of client queries regarding invoiced fees and any detailed information that may be required. Ensuring queries are dealt with promptly, escalated and followed up with Partners/Department Management Partners.
  • You will prepare debt reporting statements and liaise with cashier teams on cheques and bank transfers. Ensuring money in the client account designated for bills is monitored and transferred swiftly to the office account in accordance with SAR rules.
  • You will post e-Bills in accordance with the specific requirements of the various portals.
  • You will liaise with clients and lawyers to resolve queries to ensure that bills are paid within payment terms.
  • You will be involved in year-end WIP valuations - This would include meeting Partners to carry out the detailed year-end exercise to establish net recoverable value for WIP on each matter and recording information in an excel spreadsheet.

Your Skills

  • You have excellent communication and persuasion skills and the ability to liaise effectively at all levels.
  • You have the confidence and the ability to place pressure tactfully on individuals and companies who owe money.
  • You have strong customer service/stakeholders management experience.
  • You are highly organised.
  • You have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to reconcile accurately.
  • You are flexible to the requirements of the role and have an adaptable approach when required.
  • You have good computer skills - knowledge of Aderant systems would be desirable; competent in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word

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

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