Credit Controller

Posted 21 September 2023
Salary £30000 - £35000 per annum & Great Hybrid Working
LocationRichmond upon Thames
Job type Contract
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameJoanna Engel

Job description

Our Client seeks an experienced Credit Controller to join their team on a 12-month fixed term contract, maternity cover. This role offers great hybrid working benefits with only 2-4 days a month in the office. The Credit Controller would be responsible for managing the ledgers for UK and Ireland. This is a varied role, to include managing the debts of debtors, ensuring timely payments are made, processing incoming funds, reconciling invoices, resolving account queries, and managing debt recovery.

Duties of the Credit Controller include:

  • Credit Control for approx. 400+ accounts

  • Monthly dispatch of customer statements.

  • Close liaison with customers and responding to queries.

  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and Account Managers to ensure the smooth running of accounts.

  • Ensuring customers pay on time and charging them monthly Interest if required.

  • Issuing letters of intent and starting legal proceedings if clients do not pay their debts on time.

  • Regular Debt Reporting to Sector Heads, Account Directors, and Key Account Managers. (inc Power BI)

  • Prompt and accurate processing of incoming and outgoing funds for all bank accounts to the ledgers (creditor, debtor & general), including intercompany.

  • Daily Cashflow forecasting and cash management.

  • Maintaining Cash in Transit Daily.

  • Evaluate new credit requests, including checking credit ratings, deciding whether to allow credit to a debtor and advising on credit limits.

  • Preparation of Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.

  • Preparation of month end Accruals (Bad Debt, Client Discount, Credit Card Expenses & Reclassification of Debtors in Credit).

  • Aged Debt and Client Payment Terms analysis.

  • Monthly Preparation and Attendance to Net Working Capital call with Group.

  • Proven credit control and sales ledger experience and experience of dealing with complex accounts.

Requirements for the Credit Controller include:

  • Experience in using banking software to download statements and prepare payment transactions for approval, Barclays favourable.

  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of Accounting and Sales Ledger Systems, SAP or equivalent.

  • Excellent IT and MS Office skills, Word, Outlook. Particularly proficient in Excel to an intermediate/advanced level.

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong Communication skills