Accounts Assistant - Credit Controller - 4478

Aberdeen, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Sparrows Group is a specialist lifting and mechanical handling contractor that delivers equipment, technology and integrated engineering services to the global energy industry. Our solutions support our clients to optimise their efficiency by ensuring the performance, reliability and safety of critical equipment and people.

With our headquarters in Aberdeen, we employ over 1,600 people across numerous operational locations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

We are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant-Credit Controller to join our team at Sparrows in Aberdeen.

The main purpose of the role is to provide Credit Control support to the Business.

Main responsibilities

·Ensuring that debt is chased in a proactive & timely manner

·Ensuring that cash is posted & allocated from the bank receipts with relevant invoices, including posting of withholding tax, training levy, exchange rates, etc.

·Performing credit reference checks on customers and setting up master data for those approved. Maintaining good internal / external relationships with operational staff and billing personnel to effectively communicate, manage and resolve any payment issues arising

·Attend regular Debt meetings with Local Business units & Conference calls for overseas locations

·Provide detailed Cash forecasting information weekly for input into the Group Consolidated Cash flow (explaining movements from previous forecast as required)

·Other ad-hoc duties as required
HSEQ responsibilities
·It is mandatory that the incumbent is familiar with the Company's HSEQ Policy and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Sparrows Integrated Management System. The incumbent must report any incidents, near misses, actual or potential problems with products, services or systems to their Line Manager.

·The incumbent also has legal responsibilities under country-specific health and safety legislation to follow all Company processes and procedures and familiarise themselves with the emergency response arrangements applicable to them. The incumbent is also responsible for the health and safety arrangements of subordinates (if any) and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises

Qualifications and experience

·Good communication skills

·Strong commercial awareness

·Strong IT skills

·Strong organisation skills

·Finance/Accounting experience

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