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Credit Controller

Location: URMSTON, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 20,000.00-26,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-262884

 New Role - German Speaking Credit Controller - Greater Manchester - Up to 26K

You must be fluent in both written and spoken German.

My client - a large clothes retailer are looking for a German speaking Credit Controller. The successful candidate will provide and effective and accurate credit control function for the department with a focus on the German and Spanish market, acting as an interface between the company and the customer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, growing company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage outstanding sales balances by leveraging internal and external relationships to ensure timely payments and, if necessary, negotiating re-payment plans
  • Authorise orders as appropriate negotiating/suspending credit facilities to facilitate order release as necessary
  • Reconcile customer accounts ensuring payments are accurately allocated to the appropriate account and invoices
  • Review new customer application forms rating them for credit worthiness and establish credit limit and terms
  • Set credit limits in line with customers’ turnover and forward orders; review credit limits within the guidelines of our credit reference agencies and credit insurer
  • Follow collection procedures for overdue accounts, focused on the use of telephone collection techniques through to debt collection/legal action
  • Achieve agreed monthly cash in target and reconciliation of daily cash

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience of credit control
  • Ability to prioritise & used to managing own ledger
  • Have disciplined approach to collection with ability to organise your own day
  • Used to making a high volume of calls and coping with busy periods of trade
  • Focus on dispute management and a “first right time approach”
  • Good negotiator
  • Numerate

Technical knowledge

  • ICM student or member preferred
  • German language skills essential
  • Spanish language skills desirable but not essential
  • Excel experience essential, with advanced knowledge and reporting capability preferable
  • Numerate with the ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex accounts and financial reports.

In addition to a competitive salary, this role comes with an extensive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • An extra 1 day annual leave for every 3 years service up to a total of 27 days
  • A discretionary profit share bonus scheme
  • Fantastic staff discounts
  • Discounts at a variety of retailers and leisure attractions
  • A company pension after 1 years service in May.
  • A friendly and approachable company culture built on teamwork and respect.
  • You can take a day paid to go and volunteer for a good cause.
  • 3 hours off for your birthday!
  • Great bus links and soon to be a new Tram link.
  • On top of these great benefits we have a fitness studio, subsidised canteen & Starbucks on site, free organised company walks.

If you are interested in this role please send me an up to date copy of your CV.


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