Reed Accountancy in Oxford are excited to be once again partnering with a growing Central Oxfordshire based client to help source a Credit Controller to join their accounts function. The role offers a salary of up to £26,000 per annum (based on experience) and is looking to run for up to 6 months.
the duties of the role include, but are not limited to:
Chasing debts by phone/email, speaking on behalf of the company requiring good communication/diplomacy/tact/negotiation skills. In a manner which creates the optimum cash inflow while at the same time ensuring continuity of business.
Cash allocation: ensuring the cash is allocated daily and accurately to maintain up to date ledgers, requiring attention to detail for multiple currencies
Order release: ensuring conditions are met to confirm the release diligently requiring good judgement, following order release process flow.
Query management: to be addressed with customer service/sales and solved promptly to keep customer's satisfaction and identify any root causes preventing reoccurrences
Month End Aged Debt reporting, including monthly review calls liaising with Finance Directors, Sales/Business Managers
Build strong relationships with customers and understands customers approval and payment practices.
Monitoring and control of debt/Aged debt overview: ensuring agreed terms are adhered to by customers.
Chasing of claims/disputes/credit notes to keep customers' goodwill in paying promptly
Maintenance of the Sales ledger/Treasury/GL leader to ensure customer master file is up-to-date and accurate with adjustments (discount/bank charges/commissions/refunds/bad debt write offs) and payments/credit + debit notes requiring accounting skills (including rebates)
Establishment of credit terms and limits/Account Review/Customer Master Setups for new customers or increased business on existing accounts considering the risk involved and liaising closely with sales with for export credit knowledge of export documentation and other payment methods
Assessment of credit risk/Credit Risk Review: trying to find ways of accepting and controlling all business, including high risk opportunities. This involves the use of Credit Check Reports via a Credit Check Agency, the basic understanding of financial statements (Balance sheet, P&L) within approval limits requiring good numeracy skills
The ideal candidate must have had experience in Credit Control/Sales Ledger or Accounts, or strong customer service/relations experience would also be considered if you are studying towards an accounting qualification. You will be able to work as part of a fast paced, busy team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Finally, you will be computer literate and ideally have used accounts packages.
if you think this sounds like the ideal role for you, please do not hesitate to apply now!