The purpose of the role is to support the business in managing the Firm’s overall debt position in line with the International Credit policy and proactively reduce aged debt, whilst continuing a positive relationship with our internal and external clients.
This role will also require you to work with stakeholders and assisting them with achieving personal and Firm Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI). You will also be required to provide accurate and timely reports highlighting key debt issues and driving queries to conclusion.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The UK Credit Control team has undergone a recent transition and period of growth demanded by an ever evolving International business.
The department has recently played a key role in implementing a new International Credit Policy over the last year which has resulted in the department being seen as a centre of excellence to which other international finance teams will model themselves on. With this there has also been an opportunity of expansion and progression within the team which now includes International Credit Control work for Ireland and the Middle East, managing the relationship and collections for some of the Firm’s international Key Clients and the introduction of a Project Team to work on several initiatives to improve service delivery.
With average monthly collections in excess of £40 million pounds the department supports the UK Partnership in achieving strong financial performance by meeting billing and collection KPI’s. The department also plays a part in maintaining strong client relationships by understanding the individual client billing and payment protocols, acting as a conduit between the Partnership and the Firm’s clients in the resolution of queries, providing guidance and support to Partners and working alongside other business service areas to enable them to deliver a high quality client service.
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.
We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.