German Speaking Credit Controller

Reed Accountancy
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you fluent in speaking German?  Are you looking to develop a career within Finance within one of the fastest growing businesses in the South West? Do you have excellent communication skills, both by phone and email? Do you have excellent organisational skills? Are you a team player?  Are you able to work in Yeovil?

Salary and Benefits:

£18,000 - £20,000 per annum
Working hours 8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday)
Holidays: 20 days, increasing by one day for every complete year of service on the anniversary of starting to a maximum of 25 days after 5 years
Benefit: Life cover of 2 x annual salary
You will be working within the credit control department and the duties will entail minimising bad debt risks and maximise daily collections of accounts receivable.

The ideal candidate will have proven office based experience, the ability to speak fluently in German, self-motivated, trustworthy and willing to be trained in credit control processes.

Duties will include:

- Take responsibility for a proportion of the current sales ledger
- To ensure that accounts are settled promptly whilst maintaining a positive relationship with account holders, who are retailers not the general public
- To establish initial contact by telephone through to final seven day action letter
- To achieve daily cash received and outbound call targets
- To minimise bad debt risk whilst maintaining good customer relations
- To work to strict deadlines, either independently or as part of the team
- To effectively communicate problems encountered to the Credit Control Team Leader
- Monitor 'held orders' and liaise with customers as required
- To ensure all relevant paperwork is kept up to date
- Processing customer payments including cheques and credit card payments

In order to be successful you will need to be:

- Fluent in German with good communication skills, both by phone and email
- Ability to work on numerous tasks at any one time
- Excellent organisational skills
- Ability to work on own initiative

If you feel that this role could be of any interest to you then please do either apply online or email me on

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