Credit Controller

Credit Controller

My client a Global Leading Media business in West London is looking for a Credit Control / Billing Analyst to join their head office team.

Reporting to the Credit Manager, the Credit Control / Billing Analyst will be responsible for:

* Ownership of account procedures, ability to manage & prioritise customer ledger and office accounts
* Send out monthly client statements/reminder letters as agreed.
* Assist in developing the credit management capability within the organisation.
* Analyse credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending credit.
* Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity.
* Prepare reports that include the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending credit.
* Evaluate customer records and recommend payment plans based on earnings, savings data, payment history and purchasing activity.
* Ensuring customer ledger details are always up-to-date (general housekeeping – full reconciliation)
* Post payments to accounts and allocate as required.
* Undertake account reconciliations as required.
* Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required.
* Experience of dealing with clients at all levels, including high net worth individuals.
* Propose write – off of irrecoverable debt/bad debt provisions.
* Assist in the setting up of the credit control system.
* Help to meet cash and debtor day targets set by the organisation – monthly / yearly.
* Help to chase overdue invoices by telephone, email and letter within agreed timescales keeping company credit exposures within set risk bearing limits.
* Make recommendations about procedural / policy changes.
* Ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner and flag to manager if accounts are out of greed payment terms.
* Regular meetings with account managers to ensure all relevant debts are managed as necessary.
* Raising customer invoices (approx. 500 accounts).
* Handle disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms.
* Respond promptly and completely to both client and internal enquiries.
* Provide accurate advice on billing queries.
* Generate financial ratios, using computer programs, to evaluate customer’s financial status.
* Update client agreements in SAP.
* Raising Credit Notes and Journals.

The successful candidate will:

* Have a 2/3 years of international credit control experience
* Be degree qualified
* Have the desire to complete an Accounting qualification
* Have the desire to develop and grow within a fast paced working environment

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