Credit Controller

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Bristol
Salary
20000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual + GBP20000 - GBP24000/annum
Posted
03 Feb 2017
Closes
17 Feb 2017
Function
HR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Credit Controller will be responsible for chasing outstanding invoices, ensuring the accuracy of invoices, client records & performing reconciliations. Where required the credit controller will also be asked to post & allocate cash. Experience of carrying out credit checks, to assess the financial strength of a company is also desirable. A history of building strong client relationships, whilst maximising cash flow is essential.

Primary Duties

ensure effective collection of company debt
works with a minimum of direction on collections for an important ledger, and key accounts
anticipates developments, and identifies accounts that will require special attention
handles disputed accounts and negotiates to bring payment into line with terms
undertakes complex reconciliations, and compiles documentation for legal action where necessary
maintains accurate individual measurement and performance statistics
obtains sufficient information to assess the creditworthiness of new and existing customers
works within guidelines and reports to the Credit Control Manager
maintains clear and concise records of customer communications
interacts well with customers and departmental colleagues, e.g. sales
managing relationships with the clients in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt.
showing a genuine desire to hit targets
always being conscious of ways to improve own and team performance, and make suggestions to the Credit Control Manager
Person Specification

Proven success in a credit control role
Team player and a pro-active participant in the finance team
Strong yet Personable character/style.
Ability to work independently, proactive and self motivated.
Experience with dealing with UK and international clients, both SME & corporate
Excellent communication skills, telephone manner and technique and interpersonal skills
Ability to work autonomously
An understanding of credit control practices and collection processes including the legal collections processes and their constraints
Education

Essential :

Comfortable in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
Good negotiation skills with the ability to assess issues and be assertive with debtors
Ability to maintain confidentiality of processed information
Desirable :

AAT, or equivalent
ICM Qualified