An Internationally recognised law firm based in the City of London and committed to the continuous development of their employees. This firm is based in the City of London and has a friendly, busy accounts department. The roles they offer are challenging and varied and gives’ the new employee an opportunity to utilise and develop their existing skills while learning new ones.
Outline of role
The Credit Control Assistant will work within a team of three credit controllers who are responsible for the credit control function, advising fee earners on the progress in chasing outstanding debts and coordinating action to be taken to recover overdue debts.
The successful candidate will work closely the cashiering teams to ensure accurate allocations of receipts and prompt transfers of funds from client account and will report to the Financial Controller on the status of unpaid debts.
The role requires a methodical approach to ensure all relevant debts are chased and the successful candidate will also need to be confident and persuasive when communicating with clients and partners. An excellent telephone manner and letter writing skill are a prerequisite.
1-2 years’ finance experience with a keen interest in Credit Control.
Good telephone manner. 5 GCSE’s (A-C) including English Language and Mathematics.
Day to day duties
Maintain and reduce firm debtor levels (via telephone, e-mail and letter) within the designated departments, ensuring all debts are chased regularly and in-line with the Firm’s credit control policy
Organise and attend monthly meetings with allocated Partners and Fee Earners to discuss action to be taken for all unpaid invoices
Ensuring precise records are posted to the ARCS credit control system and that the diary system is fully utilised
Providing clients with copy invoices and any additional information required in order to secure payment
Working with the client and office cashiering teams for accurate allocation of payments including the processing of client to office account transfers authorised by Fee Earners
Judging and raising concerns and perceived risks, in scale and age, with the Financial Controller
Providing guidance for accounting provisions for specific debts as part of the year end process
Distribution of monthly client statements
Distribution of fortnightly debt and exposure reports to fee earners
Preparation of cash accounts for client matters as required
Taking of credit card payments from client over the phone and via the handheld terminal
Dealing with queries from internal and external clients
Filing and other ad-hoc duties.
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