Credit Controller

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Reports to: Head of Department
Team: Finance
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.


The role

We are a Top 100 UK Law firm and are advertising for an experienced credit control manager to join our team.

Use of 3E would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will have between 2 and 5 years credit control experience and looking to further their career in the legal sector.

You will be working within a small team and be assigned your own departments to manage the aged debt as well as with dealing with the administration of collections.

Reporting to the Head of Finance.

Job Description

The main responsibilities of the Credit Controller will be:

  • Produce Client Statements
  • Send Reminder letters progressing to LBA
  • Issue Small Claims through Money Claim Online
  • Review and report on aged debtors
  • Regularly reviewing the process and procedures to reduce debtor days
  • Regularly meet and negotiate terms with third party debt collection agencies
  • Manage write-offs, bad debt provisions and setting up of payment plans
  • Telephone & Email clients
  • Negotiate Payment plans in conjunction with Partners
  • Dealing with internal and external queries
  • Allocate daily payments into Office account
  • Take Card payments online (Portal) and manually (PDQ)
  • Setting up monthly Partner meetings to discuss aged fees
  • Assisting the finance team with work including posting office receipts and month end billing process
  • Assist with the year end audits both SRA and LLP
  • Provide HOF with high level cashflow of the firm
  • Review and improve processes
  • Use 3E Collections workflow and Collections List to provide real time comments and action points to partners through the system


Candidate specification

 We would like you to have:

  • Previous experience of end-to-end credit control and accounts receivable processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills especially during difficult customer negotiations
  • The ability to build relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Use the 3E system to its full capability and engage with the workflows
  • Be able to follow instruction, work independently and proactively
  • Work accurately and efficiently
  • Have confidence in dealing with Partners, Fee Earners and External Clients
  • Be adaptive and responsive
  • Have knowledge of and adhere to Solicitor Accounts Rules
  • Uphold confidentiality and private matters
  • Good use of Excel