Credit Control and Accounts Payable Assistant

Alexander Lloyd
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A commercial and expanding company based in Leatherhead are currently seeking a dedicated and experience Credit Control and Accounts Payable Assistant to join their stable team of 13 on a permanent basis.

This is a permanent opportunity seeking someone who has rounded accounts experience with a "roll up your sleeves" and "muck in attitude" looking to progress with a career in Credit Control and accounts. The purpose of the Credit Control Department is to manage the Company's financial relationship with all customers by minimising the cost of overdue payments and bad debts wherever possible.

Some of your responsibilities will include:
* Allocate daily cash ensure all contra items are allocated and customer accounts are kept as clean as possible.
* Liaising closely with external sales representatives and product managers to ensure the effective management of their accounts.
* Maintain the Customer Master File and open new accounts and obtain Dun and Bradstreet/ Experian reports as required.
* Customer credit limit and payment terms reviews, information needs to be complied and analyses in preparation for review with the credit manager or Finance director.
* Run invoices daily and check prior to posting, produce daily reports showing orders unable to be invoiced and distribute to the relevant people for resolution.
* Held order reports to be reviewed and, business line managers advised on action needed if orders cannot be released.
* Provide effective management of queries relating to the operation of their trading account.
* Raise pro-forma invoices for pre-payment accounts as required.
* Whilst maintaining good customer relations to retain business, collect trade debt within the agreed credit limit and clear any excess balance with immediate effect.
* Ensure continuity of customer support, act as cover for Credit Controllers in the financial management of their customers.
* Identify all due for payment accounts through the use of SAP system and reports.
* Meet collection targets agreed, by pro-active Credit Control through telephone and other appropriate media
* To assist when required in the purchase ledger department.

The suitable candidate will:
* Demonstrate rounded accounts experience with a heavy focus on Credit Control.
* Be looking to pursue a career in credit control.
* Have experience in working with a Blue Chip Ledger.
* Come from a large/corporate company background.
* Be educated to GCSE or O'Levels standard.
* Previous exposure to SAP system would be beneficial.
* Experience in dealing with multi-currency transactions
* Experience in working with European VAT

The company are offering a very competitive benefits package for the successful candidate which includes:
* Free parking near by available and on public transport route.
* Sociable working hours of 9am - 5pm and 1 hour for lunch.
* 25 days holiday per year.
* Statutory sick pay.
* Cash back scheme for healthcare.
* Christmas and summer work events.
* Modern and open plan working environment.
* A supportive team and manager.
* Salary of £21,000 to £25,000 (depending on experience)

Please quote 40430 when calling Alexander Lloyd on and ask for our Accountancy and Finance division. This is only one of many vacancies we are handling. Alexander Lloyd Finance and Accountancy is the leading recruiter of part-qualified Accountants, Financial and Management Accountants, Financial Controllers, and Finance Directors across Surrey, Sussex, London and Kent.

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