Credit Controller

29 Dec 2016
26 Jan 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A family owned regional foodservice distributor, with depots in the Midlands, Oxfordshire and the South West, requires an experienced, highly motivated and focused individual to work in their busy Credit Control Department located in Ilfracombe, reporting to the Credit Manager.

The Role

Responsibility for all aspects of credit control function on a daily basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Prompt daily cash allocation and reconciliation
- Punctual resolution of account queries and disputes consummate with high levels of after sales service.
- Placing customers on financial hold and liaising with sales teams and operations in the release of supplies
- Timely collection of customer payments to meet debtor days and cash collection targets and to minimize bad debts.
- Maintain customer record database.
- Administer all Accounts Receivable activities in compliance with company Credit Policy and in accordance with the agreed Terms and Conditions of Trading.
- Establish and maintain professional relationships at all levels with both internal and external customers.
- Monthly controls and reporting (overdue reports, including reconciliation of debtor's suspense account movements to debtor's ledger control account; active participation and input into calculation of bad debt provisions and cash collection targets).
- Customer/Depot visits (as required).

Required Skills:

- Credit Control experience required (experience within the Foodservice Distribution sector being a distinct advantage, although not essential).
- Numerate and a good understanding of accounting.
- Excellent organizational skills with drive and commitment to achieve results and in compliance with strict deadlines.
- Proficiency in MS Office (email, excel and word) and in the use of financial computer applications.
- Flexible and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and the timely delivery of output.
- Proven team player with strong communication and negotiation skills.
- Knowledge of credit insurance (an advantage).

A permanent position, although an evolving role in tune with the individual's background and experience and in response to the changing and growing demands of the business.

Working hours/Salary: Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week, with overtime working as and when required.
Salary will be commensurate with background and experience of the successful candidate.


- Entitlement to join company pension scheme upon successful completion of probationary period.
- Discounted staff sales.

Training and development:

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a six month probationary period, during which time they will be be assessed on their performance, training and development needs. Support will also be provided to pursue qualifications relevant to the role on a reducing balance loan over 2 years.

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