Senior Credit Controller

Cambridge, UK
£19,600 - £24,500 (pro rata)
26 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Senior Credit Controller

Contract: Part-time, 12 month fixed term contract

Salary: £19,600 - £24,500 (pro rata)

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Credit Controller to join our team who provide effective credit control across 150 countries on a Part-Time basis (Job Share: work pattern of 14 hours / Thurs - Friday) on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Working as a Credit Controller within our established and friendly team you will take shared ownership for a ledger of international educational establishments and will be targeted based on maximising cash flow, minimising bad debt and providing high levels of customer service. You will be primarily responsible for chasing payments, engaging in a wide range of enquiries and recording all actions to ensure continuity with your job share colleague.

This is a really interesting role within the education sector where you will be able to build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients from around the world while dealing with a wide range of issues. We value and encourage collaboration, responsibility, innovation and continuous improvement helping to support your own personal development and that of the department.

What you'll be doing
  • Shared ownership of an international ledger and be targeted for maximising cash flow, minimising bad debts and providing high levels of customer service
  • Responding to and/or escalating all enquiries arising from the billing output and account based queries
  • Ensuring high risk customers are identified to effectively mitigate the company exposure to the risk of bad debts.
  • To ensure prime functions are carried out to agreed levels: producing statements, dunning letters, monthly reporting.
  • Supporting credit checking and monitoring activities

What we're looking for

  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Preferred CICM qualified (Level 2, 3 or 5) or equivalent Credit Control experience

  • Understanding of Accounts Receivable function & integrated Finance System
  • Experience of SAP an advantage - ability to quickly understand & learn new systems / processes.
  • Good team player
  • Be target orientated & highly customer focused.
  • Excellent communication both oral and written.
  • Using effective negotiation, listening skills and empathy while addressing customer collections and debt management.
  • Good organisational skills with strong ability to prioritise and deal with high volumes
  • Able to balance diverse workload and prioritise tasks

  • Previous experience in working in a Credit Control environment
  • Previous experience within an overseas credit control environment dealing with a range of accounts, different currencies and high volumes of correspondence an advantage.
  • Knowledge of credit checking & credit risk assessment and monitoring an advantage
  • Knowledge of SAP is desirable but not essential

  • Good team player with a calm demeanour
  • Able to work on own initiative, identify improvements and maintain optimum workflows
  • Working collaboratively
  • Showing responsibility and accountability

Who we are

Cambridge Assessmentis Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18/08/2019 and interviews will be held on 27/08/2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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