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Credit Controller - Excellent company

Location: WEST KENSINGTON, LONDON Salary: 24000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3059372
My client an international Education Consultancy are recruiting an Accounts Receivable/International Credit Controller to join their team. Reporting to our International Credit Manager you will be a key member of our finance team with responsibility for auctioning and administering accurate collection processes. You will ensure that outstanding debtor balances are chased on time, payments are posted and accounts are reconciled.

This is a 12 month FTC starting in August 2017.

You’ll be joining a team of 10 credit controllers working in stunning offices in West London.  The offices have break-out areas, kitchens, showers and on onsite bar. You’ll have international, multilingual colleagues with more than 30 languages amongst them. You will receive an initial induction in the first week and training on the business. This will be followed by on-the-job training and coaching supported by your credit control supervisors and finance operations team. Career progression opportunities include possible moves to other finance departments such as accounts and group finance.

Preparing monthly collections processes within prescribed guidelines. Collection of outstanding balances by email, fax and telephone (chasing outstanding debt makes up 50% of this role)
Issuing copy invoices when required by email, post or fax
Liaising with relevant country sales advisors/ managers and customer service personnel at schools to effect collection of monies outstanding as required
Processing payments from agents/students and allocating/ reconciling accounts accordingly
Processing credit card payments
Processing multi-currency payments and transactions
Processing refunds and commission payments to students/agents
Investigating and clearing of old outstanding balances
Liaising with internal and external parties to resolve queries as necessary
Preparing payment plans for agents where applicable
Fostering and maintaining good business relationships with agents and all stakeholders
Identifying and recommending process improvements related to own work
Raising manual debits/credits to reflect accounting movement on the ledger
Ad-hoc tasks as requested by the manager

Significant experience working in a pure credit control role and in a fast-paced, high volume, transaction orientated environment
Significant experience working under pressure meeting strict deadlines
Experience using multiple systems simultaneously
Excellent keyboard skills and knowledge of accounting systems
Good knowledge of and experience of working with accounting principles
Intermediate Excel knowledge (V Lookups, pivot tables, formatting of data…)
Team player with flexibility to work additional hours to complete the task if required, or help out other team members
Ability to use initiative and take ownership of ledger
Strong client focus and good communication skills (verbal and written)

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