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Credit Control

Location: WOKING, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 30,000.00-32,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: X3-269087

My client is a well known International Company based in Woking. They are ideally looking for an immediately available Credit Controller to join the team. 

Job Description of Credit Controller
Main duties include:

  • Close liaison between customers and the logistic/marketing/sales department so that credit issues are resolved smoothly.
  • Checking customer's credit situation and decide whether or not to offer the credit
  • Setting up the terms and conditions of the receivable and payable balances
  • Dealing with internal queries about payments, ensuring customers pay on time and negotiating re-payment plans
  • Assist in the setting up of the credit control system, customer master data update, insurance credit update and contracts filed/archive
  • Ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner so as to meet cash & debtor day targets
  • Chase overdue invoices by telephone, email & letter within agreed timescales
  • Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity
  • Regularly making contact with customers to ensure all relevant debts are managed as necessary
  • Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtedness
  • Ensure that all transactions are compliant with Company's policies
  • Handle disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms
  • Respond promptly and completely to both customers and internal enquiries
  • Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested by management
  • Undertake account/GLs reconciliations as required
  • Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required
  • Send out monthly customer statements/letters as may be agreed from time to time
  • Other duties as delegated from time to time by the Finance Manager or any other person designated in their absence
  • If any customers stop paying or pay late then it's your responsibility to work with Logistic to stop delivery, start legal action to collect the money owed (if necessary) and in the case of bankruptcy you'll have to report to your higher management about the strategies to make sure you can recover what you can.
  • You are expected to regularly review the company's debt recovery procedures.


Required Skills & Abilities

  • You'll need to be firm and organised to work in credit control. Other skills that will help you in the job include:
  • Good team management skills
  • The ability to work in a team and individually
  • Sound decision-making
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good business judgement
  • A good head for numbers
  • Sound Computer Skills using a computer
  • Hands-on experience in accounting software such as SAP is an advantage


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