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Revenue Controller

Legal Finance
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Salary Description:
£33, 000 to £40, 000
Career Legal
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Our client is a law firm with offices located in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. They are a large firm with approximately 40 employees in the Finance team.


They are seeking to recruit a Revenue Controller to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. This is a great opportunity to advance a career in legal finance.




Regular review of aged WIP and meeting with designated Partners to ensure this is effectively managed and department budgets are met


Keeping in regular contact with Partners and Fee earners to ensure that they are following up on the queries as required


Working with department heads to gather accurate monthly billing forecasts


Being first point of contact for one of the firm’s four business divisions


Producing reports and analysis of billable time as and when required to respond to requests from clients for additional information


Reviewing and updating WIP monthly


Assisting with the preparation of spreadsheets for the valuation of work in progress in accordance with FRS5


Ensuring that missing time sheets are promptly identified and chased


Ensuring that temporary time entries are promptly resolved and charged to the appropriate file


Ensuring edits and time transfers are properly authorised and accurately processed


Ensuring the accurate processing of all write offs of unbillable time and disbursements and that all such requests are properly authorised in accordance with the firm’s authorisation limits


Ensuring that all bills submitted for processing comply with all relevant VAT and Solicitor Account Rules


Ensuring that all bills are checked for numerical accuracy and internal consistency before they are processed then sent out after being processed


Preparing full and partial credit notes


Taking responsibility for all outstanding debts of assigned business division


Pro-actively chasing clients by telephone and other means of communication to ensure invoices are promptly settled


Identifying and escalating potential problem debts to the Head of Revenue and Credit Control


Producing statements and chaser letters


Reviewing and updating bad debt provision on a monthly basis


Candidate Profile


Strong communication skills with the ability to deal with Partners and Fee Earners at all levels


Knowledge of CMS or Elite would be an advantage, however training will be given


Conscientious and methodical with excellent attention to detail


Numerate, accurate and the ability to work autonomously


A flexible and hands on attitude


Pro-active and demonstrable experience of using initiative


Important Notice


It is Career Legal’s policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.


Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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