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Revenue Controller at top US Law Firm, to £45,000

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

  • Salary : Up to £45,000 plus benefits

Our ever-growing fantastic US law firm client is currently looking for a Revenue Controller to join their Finance team and support both the Restructuring and Banking teams as well as provide support to our Private Equity and Corporate/M&A teams. The role will also take responsibility for the overall billing cycle across multiple practice groups, dealing directly with Partners and Secretaries. In addition, there will be involvement in various special projects and assignments as part of the ongoing development of the finance function. Main duties will include arranging monthly meetings with partners to review progress on WIP and AR, to include ascertaining when matters are due to be billed, the type of billing to be completed and any issues regarding expected recoverability or cash collection, generating WIP and AR documents, maintaining adequate records of conversations with partners on WIP balances and accounts receivable, identifying actions arising from meetings and conversations; Cascade information in a timely and accurate manner, work to maximise cash collections and minimise irrecoverable WIP or debt balances, provide guidance and training to internally within team where appropriate, monitor accounts receivable and follow up in line with agreed procedures, including phone and/or email correspondence to remind lawyers and their assistants, through to follow up directly with clients when required, respond promptly and efficiently to the high volume of emails related to billing inquiries and requests for information, liaising with lawyers on all billing related issues, preparation and processing of invoices, in particular the more complex invoices, ensuring that all bills are checked for numerical accuracy and compliance with all relevant VAT, SAR and AML guidelines, preparation and processing of e-bills; ensuring matter templates are set up correctly, entering timekeeper rates and any other e-billing administration, respond to information requests including various audit requirements, processing write-offs of irrecoverable time and disbursements, maintaining billing templates and billing instructions, generate weekly time reports and distribute to Partners, review the Accounts receivables process to ensure debt collection information is passed on appropriately. Review client account balances to ensure where possible they are applied to settle bills, maintenance of special billing rates for clients and matters, including exception rates, keeping on top of changing billing requirements and special instructions from billing lawyers to make sure changes are implemented promptly and efficiently. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to deal with technical bills, experience with Elite 3e will be highly beneficial.