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Credit Controller, Southampton


Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Salary: Circa £23,000
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Daycare/Childcare vouchers
Location: Southampton
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Kita Watkins
Category: Accounts Jobs
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Credit Controller- Southampton

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Credit Controller to work in our newly refurbished Southampton office.

About the Finance team

Our Finance team have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance.  This strong financial performance is protected by our Credit Control team who control the credit offered to clients and managing any debt owed.

You'll work closely with the billing team reporting in to our Head of Credit Control, Mark. This is a great opportunity for an experienced credit control professional to have a very genuine impact on the future success of our business. 

The Role

There's a lot to get your teeth into and key to all of this is relationship building; both with internal and external clients.  We'll expect you to analyse and monitor your assigned ledger and actively work to reduce debtor days.  You'll be identifying problem areas and making recommendations for their resolution.  There'll be regular liaison with partners and fee earners on all debts and this will mean you conducting meetings, either face-to-face or using our state of the art video-conferencing or Skype for Business technology.

As you would anticipate, there will be a requirement to chase outstanding debts on a daily basis by letter, telephone and email in accordance with set credit control/firm policy.  You'll also be recording chase history and agreed payment timescales and keeping all systems up to date.  All the while proactively resolving and monitoring any queries raised.

At times you will be asked to provide collection forecasting and other necessary reports and statistics, as well as assisting with the credit review and/or credit risk processes where necessary.

Naturally you'll also be in regular contact with other Business Support Teams, most notably the wider Finance team, Business Assurance and Risk and Best Practice.

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. 

We're keen to promote an environment where we manage credit rather than chase debt, so are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have experience of working in a rounded credit role that encompasses more than purely chasing unpaid bills who are natural relationship builders.

You'll also need to be a 'people-person' and be effective at 'selling' your recommendations and suggestions to your internal clients.

In addition, you 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. 

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. 

Alongside a competitive salary you'll also receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

We invest a lot in our people - it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

What do you need to do next?

We'd love to hear from you if you think this is the next role for you.  You'll need to make an application via our website with your CV and include a covering letter.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Kita Watkins. 

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have  a Facebook page.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Credit Controller- Southampton

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Credit Controller to work in our newly refurbished Southampton office.

About the Finance team

Our Finance team have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance.  This strong financial performance is protected by our Credit Control team who control the credit offered to clients and managing any debt owed.

You'll work closely with the billing team reporting in to our Head of Credit Control, Mark. This is a great opportunity for an experienced credit control professional to have a very genuine impact on the future success of our business. 

The Role

There's a lot to get your teeth into and key to all of this is relationship building; both with internal and external clients.  We'll expect you to analyse and monitor your assigned ledger and actively work to reduce debtor days.  You'll be identifying problem areas and making recommendations for their resolution.  There'll be regular liaison with partners and fee earners on all debts and this will mean you conducting meetings, either face-to-face or using our state of the art video-conferencing or Skype for Business technology.

As you would anticipate, there will be a requirement to chase outstanding debts on a daily basis by letter, telephone and email in accordance with set credit control/firm policy.  You'll also be recording chase history and agreed payment timescales and keeping all systems up to date.  All the while proactively resolving and monitoring any queries raised.

At times you will be asked to provide collection forecasting and other necessary reports and statistics, as well as assisting with the credit review and/or credit risk processes where necessary.

Naturally you'll also be in regular contact with other Business Support Teams, most notably the wider Finance team, Business Assurance and Risk and Best Practice.

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. 

We're keen to promote an environment where we manage credit rather than chase debt, so are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have experience of working in a rounded credit role that encompasses more than purely chasing unpaid bills who are natural relationship builders.

You'll also need to be a 'people-person' and be effective at 'selling' your recommendations and suggestions to your internal clients.

In addition, you 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. 

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. 

Alongside a competitive salary you'll also receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

We invest a lot in our people - it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

What do you need to do next?

We'd love to hear from you if you think this is the next role for you.  You'll need to make an application via our website with your CV and include a covering letter.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Kita Watkins. 

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have  a Facebook page.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES


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