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Credit Controller, 12 month fixed term contract

Job in Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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0 to 1 years

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Kennedys is seeking a Credit Controller to join our Chelmsford office, on a 12 month fixed term contract. The successful Credit Controller will work competently within the Accounts Processing team, contributing to the effectiveness of the Finance department by providing a comprehensive and efficient service to internal and external clients in order that the business objectives of the firm and the department are achieved. 

Main Duties

To work as part of the Credit Control Team, alongside the Billing and Cashiering teams, to help provide a highly effective and efficient Credit Control to the Firm.

  • Providing a comprehensive Credit Control service, reviewing bill receipts and identifying and resolving discrepancies immediately
  • Review aged debt lists regularly to identify bills that can be chased and ensuring that the debtors are contacted
  • Chasing debtors frequently by telephone, email and letter
  • Initiating meetings with Partners and Lawyers, as required, to discuss aged debts and client account balances

Person Specification

  • Working knowledge of a Credit Control function and legal billing cycles
  • Knowledge of Solicitors Accounting Rules (desirable) and VAT gained through experience
  • Commitment to delivering a professional service to the highest standards with a strong focus on client service
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workloads
  • Proactive team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a confident telephone manner and strong writing skills
  • Good level of IT skills, including Word and Excel. Ideally a working knowledge of Elite 3E or similar financial systems


  • Flexible attitude towards working practices and ability to adapt style as required
  • Confident in their own abilities and in their approach
  • Team player
  • To be approachable and responsive to both colleagues and clients
  • To be accountable and straightforward
  • To be professional and courteous in all dealings
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,000 people worldwide across 37 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.

Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.

We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you’ll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

What do we have to offer?

We’re a fresh-thinking firm, and we’re not afraid to bring challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as delivering exceptional results, every time.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with a variety of training opportunities available.  This includes secondment opportunities to clients and our global offices.   We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning opportunities to help you develop your skills when you need to, wherever you are in the world.

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Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries.

2,000 employees