Revenue Controller

London (Central), London (Greater)
01 Sep 2017
31 Oct 2017
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Purpose of role

Working within a team, this role provides support to specific departments in the control and management of Work In Progress (WIP), including regular communication with Partners and fee earners. Revenue Controllers also liaise closely with the billing team in Warsaw ensuring all invoices are raised as per Partner instructions in a timely manner.


Work In Progress (WIP) Control:

  • Conduct regular meetings with Partners to ascertain when transactions will complete, the levels of fees expected, and the anticipated bill date and client billing requirements - taking any action required to facilitate the billing process

  • Establish strong working relationships with partners, fee-earner and secretaries.

  • Monitor and reduce aged WIP, in line with the lock up day budget

  • Action requests from Partners for information - e.g. reporting on fee levels to specific clients over a period of time

  • Ensure all possible steps are taken to assist the Department in achieving their monthly and annual billing targets

  • Constant monitoring of WIP, billing and activity levels, to include arranging and attending meetings with the Departmental Managers/ Practice Managers to discuss

  • Manage funds going into and out of client account, and preparation of cash accounts


  • Liaise closely with the billing team in Warsaw ensuring that all details correspond with Partners' and client instructions

  • Liaise with Partners and the Revenue Control Supervisor/Revenue Manager with regard to special billing arrangements

  • Where required, prepare detailed schedules of hours recorded to submit with bills

  • Set up and monitor clients who require e-billing. Ensure correct procedures are followed so that invoices are accepted via e-billing


  • Chase Departmental missing time, and deal with time recording queries from fee earners and secretaries

  • Meet with the Revenue Manager to discuss the current position and anticipated progress within the relevant Department, as and when required

  • Liaise with the relevant Credit Controller for each Department

  • Provide general assistance to the Revenue Control Supervisor/Revenue Manager with ad hoc project work, as and when required

  • Comply with the firm's policies and any other legal obligations, and effectively manage risks to the firm where those risks relate to this role

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Work in Progress management, obtained through work experience in a similar environment.

  • Possesses the confidence to deal effectively with Partners, and to discuss their files

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Able to interact positively at all levels and a good team player

  • Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy

  • Hardworking and enthusiastic approach to work; professional in outlook, attitude and appearance

  • Confident using MS Office, including Word and Excel

  • Knowledge of the Elite accounts system, and of e-billing systems, would be an advantage

  • Basic knowledge of Solicitors' Accounts Rules, and VAT

  • Flexible and prepared to work additional hours at month, quarter and year ends Personal skills / attributes

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy. 

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.