Description

The Collections Analyst will be responsible for collecting payments in accordance with agreed terms from clients in a cordial and courteous manner; work closely with Partners and staff in offices to ensure that collections activities are coordinated and escalated as necessary.   

 Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with In-Market Finance staff, partners, management and other staff as appropriate to ensure that all receivables are followed up in a timely manner in accordance with the Firm's standardized best practice, including discussing current and future issues that may delay or prevent payment of invoices 
  • Minimize risks surrounding long outstanding debts with the aim of avoiding write-downs, write-offs and bad debts 
  • Liaise with Client Support teams responsible for Global Key Client relationships and provide support for any collection matters
  • Carry out approved credit adjustments, write-downs and write-offs 
  • Liaise with the cash management team with regard to the allocation of cash against invoices and outstanding suspense receipts
  • Produce and publish all standard and ad-hoc collections reports, and ensure all interested parties are kept up to date with relevant and timely collections information
  • With limited supervision, work independently to complete assigned tasks and work responsibilities in order to meet agreed objectives
  • Consider the impact of recommendations when making decisions or resolving problems
     

Skills and Experience:
 
  • Some experience within a similar position 
  • Previous experience of working in a professional services environment 
  • General understanding of accounting or finance principles as well as the specific law firm or professional service accounting structure, environment and requirements
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Advanced technological proficiencies, inclusive of Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word 
  • Keen attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work environment and successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demands, including learning new skills when required
  • Ability to exchange ideas and information effectively in a concise and logical way, and be sensitive to audience diversity
  • Exercise required degree of tact and diplomacy when dealing with others and in handling sensitive issues
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Flexibility to work a reasonable shifting schedule is required