Legal Accounts Coordinator

20500.00 - 20500.00 GBP Annual + GBP20500/annum + Excellent Company Benefits
13 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of leading suppliers of energy within the UK, our client have become a household name, synonymous with innovation, quality and customer care. As part of their continued growth and expansion plan, our client are currently seeking a Legal Accounts Coordinator to join their Credit Control team on a full-time permanent basis.

The Role:

You will have the responsibility for collecting debt on delinquent accounts using County and High Count Procedures for all market sectors, ensuring that all pre-action protocol is adhered to and that court action is the most effective means of recovery. Part of your role will involve attending court on our client's behalf and administering insolvencies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities;

* To vet submissions for legal action to ensure that pre action protocol has been adhered to and that legal action is the most cost effective course of action
* Instruct solicitors or carry out companies own legal action depending on which is most appropriate
* Attend court hearings throughout the UK and to progress the prompt resolution of queries
* Decide on the most suitable method of enforcement, always keeping one eye on costs
* Control the release of orders to customers whom legal action has already started to maximise profitable sales
* Carry out the administration and communication relating to corporate and personal insolvencies, working to tight deadlines to maximise the chances of asset and dividend recovery
* Be able to work and co-operate as part of a team, assisting and supporting colleagues, TL's and other departments, when necessary
* To be able to train and mentor other members of staff and take responsibility for own self development

The Ideal Candidate Will Have/Be:

* Experience in credit control, legal processes and insolvency
* Excellent Keyboard/VDU and telephony skills
* 3 years' experience in a commercial environment within a large organisation
* Educated to GCSE 'A' level standard of education or equivalent and preferably a member of the Institute of Credit Management
* Driving License essential (as travel to court hearing around the UK is expected)
* Experience of telephone account collection with excellent interpersonal skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills including persuasiveness
* Able to use initiative, analyse problems and plan/organise own activities
* Excellent administration skills
* Good experience in sales ledger account reconciliation and experience with litigation

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