Senior Credit Controller

25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + GBP25000 - GBP30000/annum
07 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Multi-National Global Logistics Provider offering import and export logistics solutions via air, sea and road is recruiting for a Senior Credit Controller to be based within the company's finance department in Chelmsford, Essex.

The Senior Credit Controller will report to the Financial Controller and will work closely with the rest of the Finance team as well as the Global Management team.

Main Purpose of the Role;
The Senior Credit Controller will provide vital support to the Global Accounts team working in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. The position will require liaising with customers and external company offices.

Duties & Responsibilities;
• Supervise a team of credit controllers and develop team members to enable operational objectives to be met;
• Produce weekly and monthly reports of aged debt with particular attention to DV debt;
• Set weekly meetings with the Credit Control team and Financial Controller to ensure the team remain focused and results driven;
• Take ownership of monitoring all debt including debt maintained by non-credit control employees;
• Manage the bad debt provision cycle, understand when a debt is unrecoverable, when to propose a write-off and when to make provisions;
• Produce business unit heads & trade director debtor reports, deal with queries, liaise with operations to achieve resolutions to outstanding issues;
• Liaise with a number of key agents, negotiating payment timelines, agreeing contras;
• Regularly report on overall Group Company debt;
• Ensure the top 25 debtors across the 5 companies are monitored;
• Ensure that on hold accounts, prevention and credit exceed procedures are adhered to;
• Take responsibility for Unallocated cash reports;
• Resolve day to day credit control issues and problem accounts in a timely and efficient manner, understanding how and when to escalate these;
• Monitor and manage the credit control inbox;
• Deal with multi-currency accounts, run separate reports and forecast incoming currency cash receipts;
• Maintain awareness of all cash inflow levels (GBP, EUR, USD);
• Keep up to date with ledger issues;
• Credit check new customers, set limits and terms with approval;
• Take charge of legal procedures, send out legal letters in a consistent manner throughout the team;
• Manage the 'In-Administration' process including the preparation of lien letters;
• Regularly review and propose customer trading trends and put together proposals for increasing credit limits and terms;
• Liaise with bought ledger with regards to contras;
• Provide anticipated receipts analysis to assist in cash flow planning; and
• Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.

Skills & Experience Required;
Proven credit control experience
Supervisory experience
Experience handling multi-currency (GBP, USD, EUR)

On Offer;
An opportunity to join a global organisation
Competitive salary: up to GBP30K

Please contact Craig at Willis Global for full details