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Credit Controller

Credit Controller


Job Purpose

Work with the firm’s Finance Manager and Heads of Department to ensure efficiency in client billing and collection of payments and assist in the development of new procedures as required.

This role reports to the Head of Accounts this role will take responsibility for managing the firm’s credit control function and acting as first point of contact for all client queries over invoice disputes and queries.

This is a part time role working 2 days a week, with flexibility depending on workload.

Role Requirements - including skills, knowledge and experience.

Responsible for a range of varied duties in relation Commercial Litigation, and privately funded cases, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking responsibility for producing invoices for those departments and fee-earners producing private bills based on work in progress and disbursement reports, with fee-earner sign-off
  • Ensuring that these are sent out in line with the SRA guidance on timeframes;
  • Ensuring that client monies on account are transferred to the office account within 24 hours of the invoice being sent;
  • Ensuring that that where monies are not held on account that payment is received within the firm’s invoicing terms;
  • Liaising with clients and ensuring that late payments of invoices are kept to a minimum;
  • Where necessary liaising with the client over late payment and agreement when payment will be made, or agreeing a payment schedule with the client or their finance team;
  • Keeping and maintaining a debtors list and payment schedule;
  • Liaising with the Head of Accounts and the Firm’s COFA on issuing debt recovery proceeding;
  • Other finance-related duties, as required by the finance manager

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other duties as reasonably required.

Key Skills

To be successful you need to be an organised person who can work to strict deadlines. In addition, you must have attention to details and possess excellent communication skills.

The ideal candidate must have

  • an excellent telephone manner
  • previous experience of credit control in a professional services environment, preferable within a law firm
  • be able to demonstrate a commercially-minded attitude and
  • the ability to obtain/negotiate for prompt payment of invoices

It would be an advantage to have

  • A strong working knowledge of the SRA Account Rules
  • Book-keeping or accountancy qualification


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Call us on 020 7632 4300 or make an enquiry online.