Credit Controller

G2V Recruitment Group
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Credit Controller will be responsible for chasing outstanding invoices, ensuring the accuracy of invoices, client records & performing reconciliations. Where required the credit controller will also be asked to post & allocate cash. Experience of carrying out credit checks, to assess the financial strength of a company is also desirable. A history of building strong client relationships, whilst maximising cash flow is essential.

Primary Duties

  • ensure effective collection of company debt
  • works with a minimum of direction on collections for an important ledger, and key accounts
  • anticipates developments, and identifies accounts that will require special attention
  • handles disputed accounts and negotiates to bring payment into line with terms
  • undertakes complex reconciliations, and compiles documentation for legal action where necessary
  • maintains accurate individual measurement and performance statistics
  • obtains sufficient information to assess the creditworthiness of new and existing customers
  • works within guidelines and reports to the Credit Control Manager
  • maintains clear and concise records of customer communications
  • interacts well with customers and departmental colleagues, e.g. sales
  • managing relationships with the clients in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt.
  • showing a genuine desire to hit targets
  • always being conscious of ways to improve own and team performance, and make suggestions to the Credit Control Manager

Person Specification

  • Proven success in a credit control role
  • Team player and a pro-active participant in the finance team
  • Strong yet Personable character/style.
  • Ability to work independently, proactive and self motivated.
  • Experience with dealing with UK and international clients, both SME & corporate
  • Excellent communication skills, telephone manner and technique and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • An understanding of credit control practices and collection processes including the legal collections processes and their constraints


Essential :

  • Comfortable in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Good negotiation skills with the ability to assess issues and be assertive with debtors
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of processed information

Desirable :

  • AAT, or equivalent
  • ICM Qualified