IntermediatePermanentFull-timeFinanceNorthamptonA leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve "Gold Standard" Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.Our finance team are committed to providing an efficient and accurate service to our legal advisors and to other support functions. At the centre of this is ensuring that the client and office accounts are kept up to date and invoices are produced accurately and in a timely manner.We are looking for an experienced Credit Controller with over 5 years experience in a Credit Control environment. The role consists of taking responsibility for one or more ledgers and chasing up payment of all outstanding bills, with particular attention to outstanding debt that exceeds agreed payment terms.They will need to be confident in dealing with clients on the telephone and by e-mail, and able to demonstrate that they understand how to make such a call effective in obtaining prompt payment i.e. what questions to ask etc.They will also be required to liaise on a regular basis with legal advisers and partners where the client has queried the bill or requires further information before making payment.Dealing with general credit control enquiries such as copy invoices, statements, producing letters where appropriate, using Word based templates.Self-confident and able to use their initiative.A good working knowledge of Excel and basic reporting is required.Experience in using SAP in a Credit Control role is preferred.This is a full time role Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.30.Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.