French Credit Control Team Leader

V7 Recruitment
Oldham, UK
31 Jul 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client who are an international distributor of security products are currently going through an office relocation and they are looking for an experienced French Credit Controller to head up their southern Europe team.
Successful candidates will be responsible for the management of numerous portfolios within the Accounts Receivable function. This position will report to the EMEA Credit Leader and support the business operations organisation to drive cash performance.

  • -Implement strategies and deploy resources to meet collection targets and objectives.
  • -Drive collections process improvement through the organisation to achieve timely cash collection of overdue debt.
  • -Manage the collection of Past Due debts in a cost-effective manner using legal remedies appropriate to the situation. Ensure team and individual goals on Past Due improvement are set and achieved.
  • -Ensure budget and monthly Cash Collection goals are integrated and agreed upon within the business, and targets flow to individual collectors.
  • -Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships; including Operations, Finance and Customer Relationships to maximise financial effectiveness.
  • -Act as Escalation Leader for financial and customer issues.
  • -Monitor & escalate defined uncollectible accounts: implement effective dispute management process.
  • -Lead & support business AR specific policies and processes in line with the SEA (schedule of executive authority)
  • -Support and provide monthly local KPI's to EMEA Credit Leader
  • -Set credit limits and Payment Terms for Customers conducted on an individual risk assessment basis.
  • -Intercompany debtors: drive improvement and timely payments of outstanding invoices.
  • -Ensure collection processes are documented and followed in compliance with SOX requirements.
  • -Support internal and external audits as required.
  • -Ongoing Past due review with C2C team

What we are looking for:

-Experience and knowledge of SAP, Excel, and / or Navision

-3 years' experience in Credit management, 5 years' experience in finance or accounting functions.

-Conflict management skills

-Fluency in English and French

-Excellent oral and written communications skills

-Attention to detail

-Ability to deal tactfully, professionally and ethically with both internal & external customers

-Process orientated with excellent problem-solving skills

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