Credit Controller

Recruiter
Purple HR Limited
Location
London
Salary
£24000 - £29000/annum
Posted
11 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Berkmann Wine Cellars is a family owned wine business that has been successfully trading since 1964 and we have a vacancy for a finance assistant at our offices in London, N7.

JOB FUNCTION
You must be a self-starting, proactive and hands-on operator that thrives in a fast paced environment. Strong organisational skills; a keen eye for detail; time management and process driven skills are a must.
You will be an important member within the finance team, working to assist in the smooth organised processing of the purchase ledger. You will ensure that all purchase invoices are captured and are 100% accurate at all times.

You will need to deal with issues as they occur and will be comfortable developing relationships with our internal and external customers, warehouse teams, and all other relevant departments across Berkmann Wine Cellars, to ensure we are all delivering “exceptional service” at all times.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• You must have a minimum of 2 years previous experience of working in a Sales Ledger role.
• You must have excellent keyboard skills and not be afraid to learn new computer processes.
• We require excellent oral, written communication and organisational skills.
• You must have the ability to work closely with your team members to meet daily deadlines.
• You need to have problem solving skills with the ability to work proactively with other departments.
• You must have an excellent knowledge of customer requirements and expectations.
• Must be computer literate, using Microsoft word and excel.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Chasing debt by telephone, email and letter.
• Monitoring and managing debtor days.
• Allocating payments in accordance with customer remittances.
• Processing and generating appropriate letters and monthly statements.
• Liaising with the sales / invoicing teams to resolve outstanding queries.
• Ensuring that all major accounts operate within agreed payment terms.
• Daily and month end reporting.
• Account reconciliations when necessary.
• Working to strict weekly and monthly collection targets.
• Instigating and managing payment plans.
• Opening and credit checking new accounts in accordance with company policy.
• Managing ‘on-stop’ accounts with appropriate communications to sales personnel.
• Minimising company credit exposure and risk.
• Liaising with management before proceeding to legal action.
• Experience of dealing with solicitors and the legal process would be an advantage

THE OFFER
23 paid holidays a year, plus bank holidays, company pension scheme, 10 minutes from Caledonian Road underground station.

Please forward your up to date CV with a short covering email to say why you would like to be part of our team.

Please note that we cannot consider your application if you do not satisfy the knowledge and experience requirements detailed above.
Equal consideration will be given to all candidates, irrespective of their gender, race, disability, marital status, religion, age or sexuality