Credit Controller

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity for a full time Credit Controller has arisen within our local Client based just on the outskirts of Gloucester City Centre (easily accessible by public transport)

The role will be responsible for the timely collection of outstanding debts, the administration and housekeeping of the sales ledgers, prompt and efficient query resolution and assisting with other accounts requirements as and when they should arise.

The role will report into the Financial Controller, working within a small team of 4 others within the Accounts Team. A very busy company who have a real local presence, they have expanded over the years and now have over 100 staff employed. With a turnover in excess of £20 million they run a very busy accounts operation and thus need a dedicated and committed Credit Controller

Main Duties

·Timely collection of outstanding debts

·Chasing overdue debts by telephone, email and letter within agreed timescales

·Maintain accurate records ensuring detailed notes are inputted onto the accounts systems

·Accountable and take ownership of queries and ensuring the timely resolution of such queries, replying promptly to both internal and external customer enquiries

·Recommendation of customer credit limits, with provision of supporting documentation to the Financial Controller

·Authorisation of daily held orders in accordance with guidelines and policy

·Monitoring specific accounts to ensure that customer requirements for invoicing are met

·Sales ledger housekeeping

·Provision of weekly summary spreadsheets to key accounts and liaison with those accounts in a tactful and timely manner

·Co-ordinating weekly debt reviews

·Making recommendations of actions to Financial Controller on an ongoing basis

·Assisting with the production of daily/weekly tracker reports for payroll

·Providing ad hoc reporting as and when requested

·Undertake account reconciliations/analysis as required

·Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met

·Provide cover/assistance for other accounting functions as requested

·Other duties as delegated from time to time by the Financial Controller or any other person designated in their absence

Essential Skills

·Able to demonstrate experience of working in a busy accounts department

·A minimum of three years proven credit control experience

·Possess a good understanding of Excel, Word, Outlook and Finance Systems

·Experience of dealing with customers at all different levels

·Uses initiation to achieve results while promoting customer goodwill

·Ability to manage and prioritise workload

Person Specification

·Excellent communication skills at all levels

·Good keyboard skills and competence of Word, Outlook and Excel are required

·High standard of numeracy, accuracy with attention to detail

·A team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to learn

·Outgoing and confident personality who is able to operate at all levels

·A self starter who is proactive and can set and achieve goals

·Good standard of education

·Strong organisational and time management skills

·Ability to recognise potential risks to the Company that should be escalated

·Ability to work with a minimum of supervision

KPI's that are measured are:

Debtor Days

Cash Collected

Calls Made

Queries Resolved

Lovely role where you really feel part of the team and business, we are looking for someone who wants to take ownership of this role and who really takes pride in their role and the important part it plays within the business - a love of credit control is an absolute must!

Full time role working Monday to Friday 08.30am to 17.30pm with one hour for lunch.

If this role is of interest to you and you are available immediately please call the office ASAP on 01242 701 123 or alternatively please send an up to date, Word Document copy of your CV to Felicity at Truly Tailored Recruitment.

To ensure that your application receives the fullest possible attention, it is essential that you consider carefully the role that you are applying for, and then ensure that your CV contains all relevant information about yourself in relation to that role. This is important because, in the present economic climate, we receive a great many applications and are unable to respond to them all. Hence, if you do not hear from us within one week, we regret you must conclude on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

As a local Recruitment Agency you will be required to attend a meeting with ourselves at our offices in Cheltenham prior to your details being passed onto our clients.
Candidates need only apply if you are within an hour of a Gloucestershire postcode or already have plans of relocation to the Gloucestershire area in place.
Truly Tailored Recruitment Services are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all areas of society.

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