Credit Controller

Bond Dickinson
United Kingdom
15 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
We're recruiting for Credit Controller to work in our large Newcastle office.

It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and our culture truly reflects that. At the heart of this is an outstanding client experience, something that Bond Dickinson prides itself on, and it's something that we've become so well known for. We believe it's what will support the growth of our business, allow us to do rewarding and profitable work and create a sustainable business for our people. Central to all of that are our very talented lawyers, but they couldn't achieve their results without the ongoing support from our Finance team who have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance. That strong financial performance is protected by our Credit Control team who control the credit offered to clients and managing any debt owed.

We now have an opportunity for a Credit Controller to join the Finance team. Reporting into our Credit Manager, this is a great opportunity for an experienced credit control professional to have a very genuine impact on the future success of our business. There's a lot to get your teeth into, and whilst this list is by no means exhaustive, we see the core role as:

Chasing outstanding debts on a daily basis by letter, telephone and email in accordance with set credit control/firm policy.

Recording chase history and agreed payment timescales and keeping all systems up to date.

Proactively resolving and monitoring any queries raised.

Regular liaison with partners and fee earners on all debts, including conducting face-to-face meetings and subsequently building strong relationships.

Analysing and monitoring all assigned debtors and actively working to reduce debtor days.

Collection forecasting where required.

Regular liaison with other Business Support Teams, most notably Finance, Business Assurance and Risk and Best Practice.

Generating and analysing debtor reports with a view to identifying problem areas and making recommendations for their resolution

Assisting with the credit review and/or credit risk processes where necessary

So what about you? Well, it stands to reason that you'll have solid credit control experience, ideally gained within the legal sector or similar professional services environment. You'll be encouraging clients to part with their hard earned cash, so negotiation and influencing skills are a must. You'll need to be highly organised and efficient, will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, will have a flexible and proactive approach and will be motivated to succeed.

Sound like a challenge you've been waiting for, we'd love to hear from you.