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Billing and Credit Assistant

Accounts

Plymouth

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Due to continued growth and expansion we're looking for a Billing & Credit Assistant to join our Accounts team in Plymouth to ensure we continue to offer a first class service to both our internal and external clients. The role will ensure that communication with clients, our legal teams and accounts department is appropriate and effective to invoice clients promptly and to collect cash in line with the firm's payment terms. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly team in a dynamic business where the focus is on powering the ambition of not just our clients but also our employees.

What you'll do:

  • Assist the Credit Controllers in operating an efficient credit control reminder system which encourages cash collection for the firm.
  • Assist the Credit Manager with any billing tasks by adopting a right first time approach.
  • Communicate any complex billing arrangements with the relevant Credit Controller which will assist them with collection of the invoices raised.
  • Liaise with our clients by e-mail and telephone, dealing with any queries they may have regarding their account.
  • To maintain repayment plan reminders, debt recovery log and records to comply with solicitors accounts rules.

What we're looking for:

  • Someone with the ability to produce work which is both accurate and high quality.
  • Someone who is proactive, organised and able to prioritise.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to develop knowledge of the Solicitor Accounting Rules.
  • A team player willing to work in a flexible manner.

Why Foot Anstey?

Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Developers, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Private Equity, Private Wealth, Retail & Consumer. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.

Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment.   We are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies. Over 40% of our employees have a permanent flexible working pattern, which is something that we actively encourage.  Due to the pandemic, the majority of our employees are currently working on a flexible, remote basis.  We anticipate a gradual return to our offices over the upcoming months in line with Government guidance. 

 

The recruitment process

We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for a role. We will acknowledge your application immediately and we will respond within 7 days regardless of outcome.  We review applications on a rolling basis and will move to shortlist as soon as possible. Typically we undertake a two interview stage process. Throughout the process you will receive ample information about us and the role.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard in 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021.  That’s why this is right at the heart of our priorities.  This goes beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership.

‘Powering your ambition’ is the statement that summarises what we stand for as a firm. It means that we aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

If you have any questions about the role or your application, please contact Sophie Russell, Recruitment Administrator at [email protected]

And finally…

Good luck!

Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.

 

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