Credit Controller

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is seeking a Credit Controller to join their successful team on maternity contract in Bristol


  • Using internal systems with regards to the collection of unpaid debts

  • Sending reminder letters to debtors, and following up with defaulters by way of telephone calls, and other written correspondence

  • Making recommendations to the Credit Manager about improvements to the systems and processes used

  • Regular reporting to the Credit Manager in respect of unpaid invoices

  • Meeting Partners and fee earners regularly to discuss overdue debts and problem accounts

  • Informing Partners and fee earners where they need to take action to bring about payment, and reminding them of outstanding actions

  • Supporting the Credit Manager in checking the credit status of new clients, and advising fee earners where a deposit on account of costs should be obtained

  • Monitoring new client activity, and advising Credit Manager and Partners where firm's exposure to clients exceeds recommended credit limits

  • Supporting Cashiers team during busy periods in setting up new clients on core systems

  • Recommending debt recovery action to Credit Manager, Partners and fee earners where standard collection procedures are unsuccessful

  • Obtaining authority for bad debt write offs, completing paperwork, and ensuring that the necessary VAT requirements are complied with

  • Assisting Credit Manager in monthly preparation of bad debt provision

Skills and experience required:

  • Preferably two years' credit control experience in a professional firm

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner, including excellent telephone skills and negotiation skills

  • Focused and motivated with the ability to use own initiative and to work as part of a team

  • IT skills including experience in using Microsoft software, with a good working knowledge of Excel

    For more information about this role, please get in touch with an updated copy of your CV.