Credit Control Executive

Sewell Wallis Ltd
£20000 - £23000/annum
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently working with a large engineering business based in North Sheffield with their appointment of two Credit Control Executives to join their team. These two positions will form the start of a new credit control department which is likely to grow in the future.

Their offices are based within easy commuting distance of Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham and Wakefield.

Reporting to the Credit Manager, your duties will include but not be limited to;

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers in order to facilitate efficient collections of cash to meet targets.
Develop close working relationships with commercial, technical and finance personnel, banking and credit management teams to promote co-operation and resolution of issues and improve the efficiency of the cash collection.
Responsible for the accurate and timely allocation of customer payments to the account, investigating and resolving any unallocated payments or disputed items in order to efficiently manage the sales ledger.
Identify cash flow risk situations using persistence and probing approach to resolve or escalate to the Credit Manager where necessary.
Attend meetings with commercial account teams to discuss and explain current performance, resolve disputed items and seek improvements.
Produce written commentaries and analysis of customer payment information for regular reports on collections metrics, including those for external parties
Monitor and discuss overdue debts with commercial and credit management, providing input for the recommendations to suspend orders/deliveries.
Inform Treasury team of expected and actual cash receipts for cash planning and forecasting purposes.
Identify and escalate potential systems and process improvements to the Section Leader in order to promote continuous improvement and increased efficiency.
Evaluate and initiate recovery proceedings for significantly overdue payments, and comply with requirements of credit insurers to monitor these aged debts.

Suitable applicants will:

Have experience working in a similar complex credit control role.
Have experience dealing with key accounts.
Be a tenacious, target driven credit controller.
Be a team player and used to working in a high pressure environment.
Will be prepared to travel in the short term for training purposes.

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