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20000369 Requisition #
Excellent opportunity for an ambitious and commercially astute Revenue Controller to join a future facing, international law firm and take their career to the next level.

About the role

The Revenue Controller will sit within our Working Capital Team, within the Finance and Accounting Department at CMS.  
The Revenue Controller will quickly build relationships with internal stakeholders to help drive performance and deliver results, whilst offering first class support to Partners.
This is a hands on role, covering an ever expanding range of responsibilities, including:
- attending monthly revenue meetings with Partners and Associates to cover all aspects of WIP, debt, disbursements, client monies, time management and billing
- providing Partners with client fee breakdowns, using ARCS 3 to accurately report matter progress
- handling and resolving billing queries to ensure matters are billed promptly
- assisting with Credit Control activities including follow ups with Partners on outstanding invoices, contacting clients, reviewing provisioned invoices, playing an active role in ensuring the team is hitting its cash target
- dealing with various AP related queries
- assisting the Team Leader with partner and client reports through the use of Elite/BI/Qlikview
- maintaining professional regulatory standards and knowledge, e.g. UK VAT requirements & Solicitors Accounts Rules
- assisting in the FRS5 process as required
- tracking volume discounts and rebates where necessary
- setting up and monitoring secondments and advising Partners of the process

About you

The way in which we do business is ever changing.  We are looking for individuals who are adaptable, proactive and able to quickly build professional relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
The right candidate will have:
- previous experience working in a law firm as a Revenue Controller (c.2-3 years)
- experience in the production of client and partner reporting
- a high standard of computer literacy (knowledge of Elite systems would be advantageous)
- excellent communication skills, professional integrity and personal resilience
- commercial acumen
The ideal candidate will be able to:
- influence and inspire others
- quickly assimilate a large amount of information in a short space of time
- work in a fast paced environment at a rapidly evolving organisation
- manage relationships with tact and diplomacy
- work effectively as part of a team

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

- 25 days annual leave

- Flexible working opportunities 

- Flexible holiday purchase

- Private Medical Health Insurance

- Pensions package

- Health & wellbeing incentives

- Cycle to work scheme 

- Individual office perks
Equal opportunities 
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect.  To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).  Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.
All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Esther Caines, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at Esther.Caines@cms-cmno.com.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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