The Credit Controller is responsible for chasing outstanding invoices to the company and plays a vital role within the finance department. This is a proactive role seeking to improve and maintain/achieve optimum debtor days, ensure efficiency and effectiveness of cash allocation and collection procedures.
Allocating payments in accordance with customer remittances and information supplied by Settlement Team across 5 company entities.
Chasing debt by telephone and email while building a strong business relationship with our customers.
Processing and generating reminder letters and monthly statements to strict deadlines.
Liaising with the sales and accounts receivable teams to resolve outstanding queries relating to non-payment of invoices.
Review aged receivables reports and provide bad debt provision monthly.
Produce and maintain weekly and monthly credit control reports.
Working with in-house Legal Department or Solicitors preparing accounts for legal action.
Ensuring adherence to the relevant Finance policies and procedures.
Assisting with the Sales Ledger Team providing absence and holiday cover as and when required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Educated to a minimum GCSE standard.
Experience of working within a credit control department.
Excellent numeracy skills.
Strong communication skills.
Good IT skills, including Excel and Word.
Ability to prioritise tasks and use their own initiative
A polite but tenacious telephone manner and good systems knowledge.
Excellent inter-personal skills
Work well within a team
Good problem solving skills
This position would suit an individual who is driven by results and is target driven.
Knowledge of Sage or another computerised accounting system.
General accounts processing knowledge would be advantageous.
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
A well organised individual with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
Analytical approach with an ability to recognise and investigate issues, and to implement changes.
Approachable with highly effective communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with both financial and non-financial employees.
Ability to work under pressure and to regular deadlines.
Strong attention to detail and the resilience necessary to flourish in a dynamic, constantly-evolving environment.