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Assistant Credit Controller - Fees & Billing

£23,000 to £30,000
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Job Title: Assistant Credit Controller Fees & Billing (Ref 1568) Reporting to: Credit Manager and Director of Clerking Job Summary To provide a professional, effective, and efficient billing and fee collection services to Chambers. To act at all times so as to ensure that Chambers remains compliant with the BSB Handbook. Day-to-day responsibilities The Assistant Credit Manager will work closely with the Credit Manager to ensure the timely billing and collection of outstanding fees on behalf of all members of chambers. Their responsibilities include, but not limited to: Following Chambers established fee collection protocols and processes all times. Routine checking and despatching of fee notes and letters to solicitor and other clients to ensure the efficient billing and recovery of outstanding fees. Providing weekly and/or monthly billing requests to clients when required. Billing fee notes using Client E-Billing or other systems as required. Regular monitoring and updating of missing time/fee entries on the MLC system, as well as unbilled items, via various MLC reports, and liaising with the clerks team to ensure barristers times are up to date prior to billing. Working with the Credit Manager in the delivery of outstanding debt targets set by Chambers. Discussing fee collection matters with clients as necessary, by telephone, email, and letter (as appropriate). Arranging and attending aged debt meetings with the clerks team when required and assisting the Credit Manager by preparing all reports in advance. Dealing with or referring to the appropriate person (Clerk or Director of Clerking) any fee disputes or problem issues as may arise from time to time, in particular those that may impact on client relationships. Discussing various forms of contractual terms with clerks team and ensuring that appropriate fee chasing cycles are followed. Assisting the Administration team with the allocation of payments on the MLC case management system and providing VAT receipts as an when required. Providing bank details and completing supplier forms for clients. Working with the Credit Manager to our improve current billing systems. Managing and maintaining Legal Aid and CFA payment recovery systems. Other/general responsibilities Chambers seeks to promote and market itself actively with clients and potential clients. These activities may take place outside of normal office hours. The post-holder may therefore be expected to provide support (e.g. greeting guests etc) on a small number of occasions during the year. Recognising that this is a small team the post holder may be asked to provide assistance in other areas of Chambers work as directed and agreed with the COO and Director of Clerking in the first instance and if not available, the Director of Operations to ensure the smooth running of Chambers. Ensure that you always provide and maintain a first class, courteous and professional service. Contribute to the creation of an open culture between staff members and members of Chambers, one in which individuals feel able to share ideas and express opinions. Work in a safe manner and identify any health and safety hazards and advise the Director of Operations in respect of the same. Ensure that conduct is not discriminatory and does not involve any harassment or victimisation. To undertake continued training as appropriate for your role. Duties are subject to change dependant on the requirements of Chambers business. All duties are both for chambers and their service company. Our client is fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services. The selection procedure is operated without discrimination, that is to say without regard to irrelevant considerations such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, or age. If you are disabled and require any adjustments at any stage, please inform us and we will try to accommodate your needs. All applications are to be directed to: ABC Chambers Solutions LLP - (phone number removed) The Cursitor Building 38 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1EN To apply for this role please e-mail one of the team for an application form, with a covering letter and CV or contact them directly for a confidential discussion
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  • Job Reference: 705452417-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: ABC Chambers Solutions
    ABC Chambers Solutions
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: bonus
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent