Credit Controller

Cavendish House Recruitment LLP
Bristol (City Centre)
£15,000-£23,000 depending on experience
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Credit Controller

Location: Central Bristol

Salary: £15,000-£23,000 depending on experience (37 hour week)

Ref: VLL/19592

Purpose of the role:

The Credit Controller provides an important role supporting the Senior Credit Controller in maintaining the recoverability of debtors within the Group, principally, the trade debtors. The role also encompasses the raising and monitoring of all company fees in accordance with product terms and conditions and fee structures.

The role holder will assist in maintaining the Group?s individual debtor ledgers by assessing, reconciling and categorising existing debts on a frequent basis, and taking action over debtors that have aged to ensure collection. Under the guidance of the Senior Credit Controller, the role holder will help improve and develop existing and future credit control procedures and strategy to enable better management and efficient collection of debt.

The role holder will liaise with other departments and staff members as required to ensure fees are raised and debtors are recovered, reporting frequently on income and debtors positions and passing any contentious issues or decisions required to the Senior Credit Controller.

Specific duties to include:

  • Dealing with general day to day administration of debtor collection and company fee raising.
  • Maintaining and reconciling fee account cashbooks in order to agree receipts into bank back to fees received per the Group?s pension scheme administration software.
  • Work under the supervision of the Senior Credit Controller, but capable of carrying out work independently and overseeing others engaged in supporting tasks.
  • Assistance in preparation of management information and reporting requirements.
  • Reconcile and report on debtors on a frequent basis identifying any debts that have aged.
  • Ad-hoc support and analysis for the Group Financial Controller and finance team.
  • Constantly challenge existing practices and processes and suggest improvements.
  • Achieve and actively maintain your skills and knowledge by carrying out continual professional development (CPD).
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy of bookkeeping through Sage.
  • Responsible and accountable for own personal development i.e. prepare and actively operate personal training/development plans.
  • Assist in statutory accounts preparation and dealing with external audit queries where relevant.
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate discretion at all times when dealing with sensitive information.

The role holder will also assist the Group Financial Controller and the overall finance team in other finance related tasks that are suitably appropriate as and when required, particularly around reporting and MI requirements.

Skills and experience required:

  • A good level of written and spoken English, grammar and numeracy, together with the ability to develop all skills in the future.
  • Ability in and confidence with maths accompanied by good IT skills, particularly in the use of spreadsheets.
  • Be working towards, or have already obtained, a qualification relevant to the field of accountancy (e.g. AAT, ACCA, CIMA etc).
  • Desirable but not required - Ability to utilise Sage accounting software or experience with other similar software in order to maintain accounting records appropriately.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and to tight deadlines where required.

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