Credit Controller (5 Month Fixed Term)

Recruiter
Sheffield Accountancy
Location
Sheffield
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Reed Accountancy are working with a leading distributor of business supplies within the UK, who are looking to add a Credit Controller to join their team.

This role is offered on a Fixed Term Contract of 5 Months with a Salary of £18,000 pro rata.

Role Specification

As a Credit Controller, you will be responsible for the maintenance of an aged debt ledger to ensure that ageing is kept to a minimum and payments are made to terms by customers, therefore maximising company cash flow.

You will be able to engage on a daily basis with customers, and required to be persistent, assertive but not aggressive to ensure payments are made to terms as well as working pro-actively and on own initiative prioritising cash collection activities for greatest effect and clearly demonstrating an understanding of your ledger at a customer level.

This role requires you to be comfortable with high volume work, with strong relationship building skills and proven organisational and prioritisation capabilities.

Summary of Role Responsibilities:

• Maintain a clean ledger, minimise overdue debt; and maximise cash receipts
• Regularly reconcile trading accounts to ensure that cash collection activity can be completed in a straight forward, time efficient and effective manner
• Ensure payments are allocated to customers account to avoid unnecessary ageing
• Prioritise collection activity on the ledger for greatest effect with a particularly focus on those invoices that are most aged
• Pro-actively manage customer, and colleague, relationships to achieve the best results possible
• Collect interim payments and withhold goods in order to limit unauthorised credit exposure and maximise cash flow
• Customer visits as required and with the support of management
• Any other duties as and when required by management.


QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

Essential
• Be an experienced Microsoft Excel user, ideally to Intermediate level, confident manipulating and presenting data and using basic functions, calculations and conditioning rules as necessary
• Be an experienced user of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook able to evidence the capability to appropriately use both applications for all typical day to day activities

Desirable
• Ideally an experienced cash collector, with specific experience of trade credit

SKILLS/ ABILITIES

Essential
• A good judgment
• A capability to communicate clearly and concisely
• Strong negotiation skills
• Meet cash targets set by line manager
• Be able to manage high workload, setting own and meeting agreed objectives
• An ability to take care over detail and be thorough in the completion of tasks
• Be reliable and responsible towards colleagues, other stakeholders and task
• The ability to remain composed in challenging circumstances and to act objectively
• Have a persistence to achieve, assertive but not aggressive

Desirable

• A capability to solve problems
• A capability to be decisive

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