Credit Controller - Leeds

Addleshaw Goddard
10 May 2019
31 May 2019
Contract type
Full time

Credit Controller

Location – Leeds
Level of role – AG level 1
Department – Finance
Reporting Line – Billing and Collections Manager


The Credit Control role is key in assisting the firm to deliver a professional collections process to our clients. The role is key to collecting cash and reducing debtor days in a business environment.

The following list of duties is not exhaustive but gives a flavour of the duties the credit controller will undertake:

  • Communicating with clients and third parties by letter and telephone to ensure prompt payment of bills, whilst always maintaining and strengthening existing relationships
  • Liaising with Partners/Associates regarding outstanding debt, providing assistance to them in order to resolve outstanding queries and in turn speed up the payment process
  • Being proactive to identify issues, suggest solutions and assist in implementing change
  • Working to monthly cash collection targets aimed at continually improving both the debtor day and 90 day debt profiles of the firm
  • Keeping accurate and up to date records of all debt chasing, using experience and judgement to ensure that items are followed up and escalated at the appropriate points in time
  • Keeping the team leader up to date with any potential issues with a client's ability to settle our bills
  • Liaise with Divisional Finance Managers regarding debts for their divisions
  • Responsibility for administering specifc client billing / collection processes
  • Keeping abreast of changing requirements in the credit profession/legislation

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required (Bespoke to the role)

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, and a customer service philosophy
  • The ability to work well in a team–based organisation
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Strong IT literacy
  • The ability to handle complex administrative arrangements connected with bill collection
  • Business focus

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