Credit Controller - Pontefract Area

  • Location

    Pontefract, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £20000 - £24000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Credit Controller to join an established and well respected organisation based on the outskirts of Pontefract. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a UK leading and growing business and is a newly created role that has emerged out of impressive growth and development.

The successful candidate will join a team of 10 in credit control and will look after their own portfolio of clients. Excellent communication skills are key to this role as the main focus will be constantly building/improving relationships with clients. You will report directly into the Credit Manager and will gain full access to a training and development programme.

This is a great time to join a long standing, friendly finance team within a business that really do like to develop and progress their employees. You will gain exposure to a start to finish credit control role from chasing payments right through to the allocation of cash and assisting with the legal process where necessary.

The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the credit control process, this includes:-

-Chasing outstanding monies both over the telephone and via email
-Looking after own ledger of around 600 live accounts with a combined monthly debt value of around £2 million
-Building up strong relationships with new and existing clients both over the telephone and through attending client meetings
-Discussing and setting up payment plans with customers
-Dealing with complex customer queries and processing debit notes to ensure prompt payment
-Accurately allocating payments onto the customers sales ledger
-Setting up new accounts/checking credit records/maintaining clients records
-Preparing invoices and credit notes as required and actively looking to reduce 90 day debt
-Following the company's cash collection policies and procedures and looking at implementing new processes where necessary
-Collating and reviewing information in relation to the ledger and reporting any issues and working with the Credit Manager
-Reviewing client debt reports and identifying problematic accounts
-Maintaining regular contact with customers to ensure payment terms are kept to a minimum.
-Working towards targets and KPI's.
Other ad-hoc tasks as required including invoice coding and running system reports.

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have previous experience of working within a Credit Control team and will have experience of the start to finish credit control process
-Be able to work under pressure and will be comfortable in a fast paced, target orientated, call orientated credit control environment
-Have excellent communication and customer service skills
-Be self motivated, organised and have a positive determined approach to collecting outstanding monies
-Have strong Excel skills and will be confident with reporting processes
-Be able to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.

In return you will:-

-Receive a competitive salary and benefits package
-Gain access to free parking and a subsidised canteen
-Have the opportunity to gain a monthly bonus of up to £500 per month
-Be able to study towards the MCICM qualification and will get study support
-Join a well recognised business and will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a large finance function

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough.

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