Credit Manager - Manchester

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Sewell Wallis are delighted to be working exclusively with a leading, international service based business within the Manchester area in their search for an enthusiastic and driven Credit Manager. This is a pivotal role within the business that has been newly created after continued business growth and acquisition.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven Credit Manager/ Sales Ledger Manager to join a well-respected and established business that are a strong market leader in their field. You will be supported by an extremely personable and knowledgeable Head of Finance and will be given all the training and development you require in order to fulfil the needs of the role.

This role will support a team of 20, across both the credit and sales ledger/cash allocation functions and will be primarily focused around maximising debtor performance whilst minimising bad debt losses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to not only manage the team but will also be able to get involved in key finance projects and will be part of developing the team over the long term. The candidate are easily accessible, have free onsite parking and a subsidised canteen.

To be successful you will have a real passion for credit control and will have previous experience of the full credit control process and will have a proactive and analytical approach and will be able to develop trusted working relationships with key stakeholders.

The main duties of the role will involve:-

*Managing and mentoring an established yet ever changing team across both the credit and sales ledger functions
*Leading and supporting the team in terms of driving debt collection and reducing levels of aged and overdue debt
*Implementing key performance indicators and targets for the team and ensuring they are met and supporting the team if they are struggling to achieve them and monitoring progress
*Managing the credit note process and ensuring all credits are authorised and that all monies are allocating on the in-house software system
*Being the main point of contact for escalated queries and making key decisions in terms of credit limits and credit checks
*Managing the debt recovery process and assisting with the legal process when needed
*Looking at ways that the team can be improved and perhaps restructured to improve efficiency and benefit the business in terms of profitability
*Developing and implementing new process, particularly surrounding cash collection
*Working closely with the Head of Finance on project work and liaising with key stakeholders both internally and externally
*Building up and maintaining strong customer and supplier relationships
*Managing month end processes and associated group reporting

The ideal candidate will:-

*Have previous experience of managing a credit and/or sales ledger team and will have a strong understanding of credit processes and debt collection techniques
*Will be comfortable and will enjoy working in a fast paced, ever changing business and will be able to work towards multiple targets and deadlines
*Will have excellent team management skills and will have the ability to develop and motivate staff
*Be able to liaise with and explain financial information to both finance and non-finance people
*Will be proactive and will be able to implement and drive forward change in terms of existing policies and procedures

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.