Credit Controller

Maples Group
Published
28 February 2024
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Description

The Maples Group is a standard bearer in financial and legal services, trusted by many of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, private equity firms and international corporations. Our distinction flows from our carefully curated team: 2,500 professionals characterised by tenacity, ethics and exacting excellence. We hire smart and sharpen smarter, arming talent with best-in-class resources and skills. Operating in key financial centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, our international presence offers a unique springboard for career development and cross-cultural immersion. Our side-by-side financial and legal services are similarly ripe for interdisciplinary learning and growth. The Maples Group looks to add a Leeds based Credit Controller to our team and invites eager and qualified candidates to apply. We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-classtalent. Who We Seek Our merit-based culture suits professionals in pursuit of boundless careers and lives. Beyond their acumen, team members are collaborative and conscientious, bringing a healthy sense of drive and purpose to each interaction and to all aspects of their work. About the Role The Credit Controller will be based in the firms Leeds office (in a Hybrid working capacity) and will focus on maximizing client turnover and minimizing bad debts whilst working as part of a team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in providing high level support to the Collections team whilst working within a fast paced environment. Primary responsibilities include: • Day to day management of the assigned ledger • Understanding how KPIs are set and how best to achieve them • Building relationships with partners and fee earners to ensure the collection policy is adhered to and escalate any problems clients, fee earners or debts to the management team • To be able to correctly identify clients that default on payment terms and to liaise with the lawyers/partners on the most appropriate course of action to take, taking into account the profile of the client • Maintaining detailed and accurate notes regarding debtors on the firms internal system and ensuring the team leader is equipped with the relevant data on the Credit Controllers assigned ledger • Have a good understanding of the client and the nature of their business • Holding regular meetings with Practice Group Heads and Partners EXPERIENCE In addition to indisputably high ethical standards and autonomy, the ideal candidate possesses the following: • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and produce quality work within tight deadlines • Strong communicator together with effective negotiation skills both with clients and the lawyers/partners • Able to interact positively at all levels within a law firm and be a team player • Confident using MS Office, including Work and Excel • Maintain a strong attention to detail and the ability to deal with confidential matter with discretion • Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to follow instructions • Deliver a can do and proactive approach at all times • Flexible and prepared to work additional hours at month, quarter and year ends to assist the Revenue team with month end processes BENEFITS & REWARDS The most enduring professional relationships are reciprocal relationships. The Maples Group prioritises employee health and wellbeing. Depending on your location, we offer a range of benefits, including: • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental and optical) • Competitive vacation packages • Educational assistance and professional development programmes • Savings or pension plan • Life insurance • Travel insurance • Global mental wellness programme • Sports clubs and social events

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