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Working Capital Controller-Dubai

Employer
CMS
Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
18 May 2022

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Our Dubai office has an exciting new role for a Working Capital Controller to join our growing offices in the Middle East.


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


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. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role
Conduct monthly lock-up review meetings with Partners
 Liaise with the Partners / Fee Earners to explore billing opportunities, encouraging regular and timely billing
 Assisting with pre and post billing administration, encouraging, and monitoring swift despatch
 Daily debt reviews using ARCS calendar to chase outstanding debt, ensuring all information is fully recorded onto ARCS system, adhering to the best practice guidelines.
 Liaison with Partners and external clients to progress payment of invoices.
 Handling client queries, escalating to the Finance Team or Partner as required.
 Engage in discussions with Finance team on debtor issues.
 Maintaining up to date bad and doubtful debt provisions.
 Working with the UK based Debt Recovery Team in minimising overdue debt.
 Account reconciliations to ensure correct allocation of funds received.
 Production of manual statements.


About YouKey Skills
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels, confident, with professional telephone manner
 Analytical skills to resolve queries
 Shows flexibility in approach
 Is enthusiastic and keen to contribute
 Works to given timeframes and anticipates likely workflows
 Consistently produces accurate work

Experience required
 Minimum 4 years' relevant experience
 Knowledge of a legal billing system preferred
 Proficient in MS Excel and Word

Professional/Educational Qualification
 A graduate or equivalent with a strong academic record
 Excellent academic credentials
 Good command of English (spoken and written)


Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions.


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.

Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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