Credit Controller

Sutton Green, UK
20 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
You would rather pick up the phone and have a conversation than sit behind an email. . . .

Although we have 2,800 employees globally, you would be joining our small (but mighty) finance team, working closely with our 2 long standing Credit Controllers within the UK part of the business which is made up of 150 staff and has a turnover of £210million.

You probably aren't afraid to pick up the phone and have a conversation with someone when it comes to chasing payment, your experience tells you credit control is as much about building relationships and getting to know your businesses as it is about reducing your ledger!

Having already worked within an accounts receivable/credit control focused position you will be familiar with the day to day duties of contacting customers daily, recording all contact, dealing with queries from clients and internal stakeholders, producing statements when needed and liaising with various other internal teams information gathering.

You would be joining 2 experienced Credit Controllers who currently look after around 2,500 clients between them, the client group will likely be split alphabetically and you will be given a fair amount of autonomy when it comes to negotiating credit limits, carrying out credit checks, setting up direct debit instructions and up payment plans if needed.

The job role reports into our FC, Nick. He loves technology, processes and people who use their initiative! If you can see a better way of doing something be sure to bring it up. Perhaps you can see a way to tweak a report or how the system is being used. . . you get our drift.

You would be joining a value driven environment which puts an emphasis on freedom, accountability and using common sense.

As with any job we feel there are some key skills that will enable you to hit the ground running, these include: -
  • Strong cash collection experience - we aren't talking about collecting small numbers, some can be in the millions and different currencies so this is going to need experience, as well as attitude and IT skills
  • Experience in a 100% credit control/accounts receivable role - due to the number of clients you would be looking after and the scope of the role
  • Being a team player - understanding that your actions at this point in the process can have an affect on client relationships and keeping relevant internal stakeholders and team members up to date on what is happening and next steps
  • Communication skills - bit obvious this one. But, you will need to be able to communicate with internal staff, customers and suppliers in a professional manner, whilst building up rapport. You aren't the sort of person to hide behind an email
  • IT skills and a love of tech in general - we use JD Edwards in the finance team, if you haven't worked with this its not a problem we are happy to train you, but you will be confident working with Excel and MS office in general
  • A can-do attitude- our values are PASSIONATE. COLOURFUL. AMBITIOUS. You will go a long way if you use your initiative and common sense, and are happy to roll your sleeves up and support the wider team

Employer checklist, what you need to know about us

2,800 staff globally, 160 in the UK

UK office based in Sutton (near the station)

Monday to Friday 37.5 hour week

25 days holiday + great benefits

Listed business (Euronext)

Everyone who applies will receive a response within 7-10 working days. If we think your CV is a good match you will receive a call from our Recruitment Partner and if that goes well the process would be a face to face first interview (with a numeracy quiz) and a final face to face interview.

For attention of agencies. Whilst we see the value of using agencies from time to time, we are currently recruiting directly using an in-house recruitment partner and do not welcome speculative applications.

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