An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Legal Credit Controller to join a leading London law practice. This role requires someone with a Credit Control background gained within a legal setting who is capable of hitting the ground running. This widely respected law firm are ideally looking for the successful candidate to start immediately however legal experience is essential for this role!
Legal Credit Controller
The successful Legal Credit Controller will be expected to undertake the following duties:
*Dealing with a large portfolio of prestigious clients and liaising with them on a daily basis regarding their debts, predominantly via telephone.
*Preparing monthly schedules providing a summary on all WIP and Debtors with a comment on the latest update/situation with those Clients/Matters under their responsibility.
*Arranging and managing monthly meetings with Fee Earners on their WIP and Debtors and making notes and suggestions as to the next steps for the Clients and Matters under their responsibility, as well as discussing caps on matters, fee alerts, expected WIP levels and other ad hoc queries to assist the billing process.
*Liaising with Partners and other fee earners to agree charge out rates and once agreed then working with the Centralised Billing Team on agreeing and applying these rates and any special billing instructions.
*Supporting a team of partners, taking responsibility for their billing and credit control requirements, and closely monitoring billing and cash collection budgets and targets.
*Distributing Partners' WIP reports as requested and dealing with or delegating queries.
*Dealing with monies held on client account and arranging for secretaries or Fee Earners to obtain approval to pay outstanding debts where possible. This will also involve working with the cashiers on maximising 'Client to Office' transfers in settlement of client debt.
*Being pro-active, determined and tenacious to ensure meetings with fee earners take place regularly at the required times. For some Fee Earners, persistence will be a necessity and the individual should demonstrate resilience in overcoming obstacles.
*Being prepared to contact clients if agreed with the fee earner, particularly around collecting debt.
*Overseeing the billing for a client, ensuring that bills are prepared and dispatched promptly and feeding back on progress.
*Dealing with all aspects of client queries regarding invoiced fees and any detailed information that may be required.
Legal Credit Controller
The successful Legal Credit Controller will be expected to complete a 35 hour working week of 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years experience in a Credit Control role gained within another recognised law practice.
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