Client Finance Administrator

New

Type: Permanent


Hours/Days: 4 or 5 days per week


Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum - pro rata if deduced hours


Location: Norwich



The Client


This client is an ambitious full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London, and the surrounding areas. With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we've built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions, and individuals in the UK and internationally. Throughout their history their ethos has remained simple: They provide clear legal advice and value and insight to their clients. They believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high-quality service they can develop long-lasting partnerships and become their clients' solicitor of choice.


The Department


They have one of the best regarded and largest dedicated property teams within any firm outside London, numbering over 100 specialists. It is involved with all aspects of the construction and property industry and our work ranges from handling specific property and related transactions to advising on the property issues that arise in commercial transactions.


The Job




  • Providing financial administrative support; ensuring compliance with legal, firm wide and practice group specific policies and procedures

  • Producing and processing invoices (including write offs and invoice narratives) and issuing to clients

  • Generating regular credit control reminder letters, emails, and statements to clients

  • Liaising with clients by email, letter, and telephone in a timely and professional manner regarding unpaid and outstanding debts

  • Arranging aged debt meetings providing proactive assistance to resolve issues and speed up the payment process

  • Keeping accurate and up to date records of all debt, ensuring that items are followed up and escalated to the central credit control officer at the appropriate point in time

  • Keeping the team leader up to date with any potential issues with a client's ability to settle bills or general dissatisfaction.

  • Resolving queries both internally and externally with regards recent and outstanding invoices



  • To immediately clarify instructions from fee earners should they be unclear or if deadlines are not made clear

  • To respond to internal and external telephone enquiries politely and professionally and take accurate telephone messages(name/number/company), passing them on to the relevant fee earners or relevant person

  • To carry out any other duties as reasonably requested.


What Will Make You a Success



  • To show a positive approach and interest in the work that your fee earners are undertaking

  • Show initiative when responding to queries and actively try to seek solutions to problems

  • To support your fee earners when clients are demanding the work product to be delivered

  • To support and build working relationships with your own fee earners as well as other members of the team and to actively work for the interests of the whole team

  • To support and build working relationships with your colleagues


Qualifications and Experience Needed



  • Proven experience of working as a Legal Secretary or in a credit control capacity

  • Secretarial qualification or educated to GCSE or O level standard


About You and Your Skills



  • Excellent spelling and punctuation

  • Excellent written and verbal communications and ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals

  • Excellent IT skills, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Positive and enthusiastic approach to teamwork

  • Good telephone manner

  • Adaptable and flexible

  • Self-motivated, ability to use initiative and provide pro-active support to fee-earners

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and check own work

  • Reliable and well organised

  • Ability to remain calm and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development



For more information please call Ann Watson 01223 365165 or email your CV to ann.watson@office-angels.com



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