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Revenue Controller

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

Responsible for ensuring that the Firm’s inventory management in Singapore achieves standards that are equivalent to the best in the market and firm-wide expectations with regards to inventory lock-up periods, a smooth billing and collection pattern and ageing of inventory.

Our Functional Area

The Global Finance team is led by the Firm’s CFO, Steve Wrede, and is made up of approximately 280 team members around the world. Committed to our 2020 strategy for profitable growth, our core functions include billing and collecting Firm invoices, statutory accounting for the Firm and for individual offices, creating and distributing management reports, processing payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees and managing payroll for our people. Together, we work seamlessly across our network of offices and countries where we operate. Ours is a multicultural, diverse and supportive team, where everyone’s contribution is welcome and where we share a mutual ambition to achieve our goals and take the Firm from strength to strength.

Our team’s remit includes partner compensation and the maintenance of partner equity accounts; strategic procurement of vendor services; global tax strategies; inventory management, and finally analysis of the profitability of clients, matters and groups of timekeeper. We work with partners and with other business services groups to establish hourly billing rates as well as client-specific fee arrangements. Our Treasury team is responsible for global cash management, foreign currencies and hedging.

In consultation with Firm leaders, we set annual global revenue and expense budgets across Regional Sections and offices, including legal and business service departments. The team continuously reviews expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the Firm’s resources are being used efficiently.

Duties and Accountabilities1

• The Revenue Controller has full responsibility for the effectiveness of the Firm’s billing and collections of Singapore Office.

• Personally and in conjunction with Practice Assistants and Partners are responsible for achieving specific targets such as:
o Days to release for time entry
o Monthly billing/collections
o Ageing targets
o Lock-up period reduction goals

• To achieve this you will be responsible for:
o Managing all phases of the inventory cycle
o Overseeing WIP, AR and billing and communicating as necessary with the Finance Manager to ensure that balances are managed in accordance with matter arrangements and firm policy
o Target setting & billing/collection drive management
o Performing the credit control function
o Working closely with partners and local finance managers in the region to deliver results
o Monitoring inventory levels and related exposure on fixed/capped fee matters
o Monitoring exposures to clients and recommending appropriate actions

• Other duties are:
o Monthly bank reconciliation, postage charges posting and collating word processing entries
o Corporate admin credit cards clearing and reconciliation

Qualifications

• Tertiary qualification in Accounting/Commerce/Business (or similar)

Essential job requirements

• Relevant experience of having performed the credit control function before

• Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, including the ability to work with all levels within an organization

• Have the ability to inspire trust and confidence from internal and external clients, in particular Partners

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrate the ability to deal with difficult situations

• Must be self-motivated, highly organized, accurate, with an attention to detail and be able to work with minimal supervision

• Flexible and enthusiastic with the ability to manage own workload and priorities to meet deadlines

• IT Literate, especially in Excel (intermediate level)

• Law Firm experience will be an advantage

• Knowledge of 3E accounting system and various e-billing portal (i.e. CounselLink, Tymetrix and Collaborati) will be an advantage

• Knowledge of Singapore GST and Indonesia’s Tax Reclaim Form (Form - DGT 1) will be an advantage

Location & Reporting

*
This is a Revenue Controller role based in Singapore

* This role reports to Singapore Finance Manager

1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Primary Location
: Singapore-Singapore

Job
: Finance

Job Posting
: Dec 23, 2020, 3:44:16 PM
Revenue Controller

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

Responsible for ensuring that the Firm’s inventory management in Singapore achieves standards that are equivalent to the best in the market and firm-wide expectations with regards to inventory lock-up periods, a smooth billing and collection pattern and ageing of inventory.

Our Functional Area

The Global Finance team is led by the Firm’s CFO, Steve Wrede, and is made up of approximately 280 team members around the world. Committed to our 2020 strategy for profitable growth, our core functions include billing and collecting Firm invoices, statutory accounting for the Firm and for individual offices, creating and distributing management reports, processing payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees and managing payroll for our people. Together, we work seamlessly across our network of offices and countries where we operate. Ours is a multicultural, diverse and supportive team, where everyone’s contribution is welcome and where we share a mutual ambition to achieve our goals and take the Firm from strength to strength.

Our team’s remit includes partner compensation and the maintenance of partner equity accounts; strategic procurement of vendor services; global tax strategies; inventory management, and finally analysis of the profitability of clients, matters and groups of timekeeper. We work with partners and with other business services groups to establish hourly billing rates as well as client-specific fee arrangements. Our Treasury team is responsible for global cash management, foreign currencies and hedging.

In consultation with Firm leaders, we set annual global revenue and expense budgets across Regional Sections and offices, including legal and business service departments. The team continuously reviews expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the Firm’s resources are being used efficiently.

Duties and Accountabilities1

• The Revenue Controller has full responsibility for the effectiveness of the Firm’s billing and collections of Singapore Office.

• Personally and in conjunction with Practice Assistants and Partners are responsible for achieving specific targets such as:
o Days to release for time entry
o Monthly billing/collections
o Ageing targets
o Lock-up period reduction goals

• To achieve this you will be responsible for:
o Managing all phases of the inventory cycle
o Overseeing WIP, AR and billing and communicating as necessary with the Finance Manager to ensure that balances are managed in accordance with matter arrangements and firm policy
o Target setting & billing/collection drive management
o Performing the credit control function
o Working closely with partners and local finance managers in the region to deliver results
o Monitoring inventory levels and related exposure on fixed/capped fee matters
o Monitoring exposures to clients and recommending appropriate actions

• Other duties are:
o Monthly bank reconciliation, postage charges posting and collating word processing entries
o Corporate admin credit cards clearing and reconciliation

Qualifications

• Tertiary qualification in Accounting/Commerce/Business (or similar)

Essential job requirements

• Relevant experience of having performed the credit control function before

• Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, including the ability to work with all levels within an organization

• Have the ability to inspire trust and confidence from internal and external clients, in particular Partners

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrate the ability to deal with difficult situations

• Must be self-motivated, highly organized, accurate, with an attention to detail and be able to work with minimal supervision

• Flexible and enthusiastic with the ability to manage own workload and priorities to meet deadlines

• IT Literate, especially in Excel (intermediate level)

• Law Firm experience will be an advantage

• Knowledge of 3E accounting system and various e-billing portal (i.e. CounselLink, Tymetrix and Collaborati) will be an advantage

• Knowledge of Singapore GST and Indonesia’s Tax Reclaim Form (Form - DGT 1) will be an advantage

Location & Reporting

*
This is a Revenue Controller role based in Singapore

* This role reports to Singapore Finance Manager

1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Primary Location
: Singapore-Singapore

Job
: Finance

Job Posting
: Dec 23, 2020, 3:44:16 PM
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