Credit controller

06 June England - Greater London, City of London Perm

This role is to provide a comprehensive and commercially focused credit control service as well as to ensure effective matter management working practices are adopted. This role works closely with the Divisional Heads, Group Leaders, Finance Partners, Partners, Business Managers as well as all the Finance functions to manage debt profile.

Job Description

In this role your responsibilities will include:

* Provide support to Practice Groups by chasing debts for payment in accordance with payment terms.
* Be accountable for the management of debtor balances on matter files.
* Influence fee earners to achieve cash targets by conducting regular (minimum monthly) individual meetings to review debtor lists & cash pledge information.
* Monitor comments coming out of the Partner meetings and ensure they are recorded on the COLLECT system and agreed actions (e.g. a commitment to speak to a client on a debt by a fee earner by a certain date) are carried out and / or followed up in a timely fashion.
* Identify potential problem areas to Senior Credit Controller. Review electronic invoices (eBills) in broker systems, identify & escalate issues where required.
* Participate in meetings with internal and external clients to advise on debtor balances and provision of information.
* Manage expectations of cash inflow patterns by way of daily/ weekly update to Working Capital Manager.
* Conduct direct communication with Clients on debtor balances
* Financial Information
* Management of report requests from Practice Groups at periodic intervals or on an adhoc basis
* Managing deadlines for periodic reporting.
* Liaison with users to determine business need of information and format required.
* Meeting with clients in a Partner supporting role to interpret reports provided
* Advise Senior Credit Controller and Working Capital Control Manager on Bad Debt Provision exercise for Practice Groups within deadlines set by Group Revenue Control

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