Revenue Controller - Worldwide

24 days ago


Full Time

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. As this position is dedicated to the UK market, the standard working hours are 9.30 to 17.45 and the UK calendar of bank holidays applies

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 facilitating the billing process.
  • Updating a central billing forecast that is reviewed by the FD and UK Revenue Manager.
  • 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.


  • Liaise closely with the billing team in Warsaw ensuring that all details correspond with Partners' and client instructions.
  • Assist the front office users with the billing workflow including training new users.
  • Liaise with Partners and the Revenue Control Manager with regard to special billing arrangements.
  • Where required, prepare detailed schedules of hours recorded or outside counsel, disbursements for reporting or to submit with bills.
  • Monitor clients who require e-billing. Ensure correct procedures are followed so that invoices are accepted via e-billing.


Technical Skills

  • 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
  • Advanced Level of English
Personal attributes
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Work in Progress management, obtained through work experience in a similar environment. Experience of working in a law firm (or similar) is not essential for this role
  • 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
  • Flexible and prepared to work additional hours at month, quarter and year ends


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.

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

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