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Credit Controller

Employer
Pertemps Northampton
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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he role of the Credit Controller is to deliver world-class performance through accurate record keeping and regular reporting of defined fiscal disciplines. Taking a proactive approach to internal and external relationship building the Credit Controller ensures timely payment of outstanding debt and accurate reporting. The success of this role will be further reliant on excellent communication skills and planning, an analytical mind and exceptional attention to detail.

How you'll do it

* Reporting: To ensure accurate monitoring of personal and departmental business performance through production of weekly/monthly AR reports and preparation of reviews of accounts under your control.

* Communication: To maximise corporate business performance by building and maintaining effective inter-departmental relationships, communicating recurring items and providing the highest standards in all customer interactions (internal and external).

* Personal Performance: To ensure highest level performance by meeting and/or exceeding defined KPIs regarding debtor days and debt overdue and displaying a detailed working knowledge of all processes that impact AR.

* Administration and Finance: To ensure that all accounts under your control are operating at the highest level by authorisation of credit limits, carrying out limit reviews and all related activities.

What you'll need

* Degree or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

* Working knowledge of ORACLE, MS Office inc. Word, Excel, email, fluency in English - verbal and written, additional language not required but advantageous

* Proven persuasion and negotiation skills and ability to provide sound business reasons for controversial decisions

* Results orientated and ability to deal with tight deadlines

* Customer service and conflict management skills (internal and external)

* A sound understanding of the business impact of on time or delayed invoice payment and the importance of accuracy of reported information.

Experience should include:

* 5+ years in credit control environment

* Specifically, exposure to retail and distribution companies with significant volume

Essential competencies

Deciding and initiating action

* Makes prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks

* Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people

* Takes initiative, acts with confidence and works under own direction

* Initiates and generates activity

* Works productively in a high-pressure environment
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