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Credit Controller

Job Title: Credit Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Salary: 24000 - 28000 Per Annum
REF: ABJ/15332
Contact Name: Richard Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 7 years ago

Job Description

Our client is a global law firm with over 60 partners and 350 employees with offices in the heart of Cambridge, and is now looking for a Credit Controller to join their busy team. The expectations for the role are to maximise collections and minimise outstanding debtor balances and bad debt, thereby minimising the erosion of profits through overdue accounts. To carry out risk reviews, input to credit assessments and ensure appropriate credit status and risk levels.


  • Review and monitor monthly results via Days Sales Outstanding reports. Ensure collection targets are consistently maintained
  • Analyse accounts and prioritise for collection using Aged Debt Reports. Contact and persuade clients to pay their accounts within the specified time, without harming the relationship
  • Alert fee earners if there is a change in clients' status or deterioration in payment performance.
  • Agree escalation steps, credit restriction and report progress to fee earners
  • Deal with collection problems beyond routine stage - special letters, compromise settlements, legal action, submitting and monitoring claims in insolvency proceedings
  • Maintain and update client records on the firm's Accounting system (Dream) and the Document
  • Management System with details of collection activity, ensuring compliance with Data Protection requirements
  • Carry out regular risk reviews, assessments and routine housekeeping and produce a monthly 'Exception' report

You will have:

  • A minimum of 12 months' credit control experience within a professional services environment
  • Good level of IT skills - including Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Business degree or working towards ICM qualification (preferred)

What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary dependent on qualification and experience
  • 22 days annual holiday increasing to 25 days after 5 years' service, plus statutory holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Reimbursement of membership fees to professional bodies required for the role

Interested? Apply today or call Richard 01926 290 290 to discuss this opportunity further. You can also visit the Addington Ball website or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @AddingtonBall to see all our current vacancies, news and updates.

Addington Ball specialises in the positive recruitment of finance, accountancy and human resources professionals across the Midlands and Northern Home counties. We are a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Job ref ABJ/15332