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Entry Level Credit Controller - Leeds City Centre

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    Accountancy & Finance

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    £17000 - £215000 per annum

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    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough

A large, well established service based business located within the Leeds city centre area are looking to appoint an Entry Level Credit Controller on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role due to an internal promotion and will report directly into the Credit Manager.

This role will support the wider finance team but will primarily focus upon the credit control/sales ledger side. The successful candidate will be responsible for the full sales ledger process from creating clients on the system through to chasing outstanding money over the phone when required. The role will also support longer term wise on purchase ledger side and will give the opportunity to get involved within other areas of finance.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with limited accountancy and finance experience to secure a role where there is real opportunity to develop and progress over time. Candidates with a strong, stable administrative background will also be considered alongside candidates with sales ledger and credit control experience. The role will suit someone who is able to work towards targets and deadlines and will be happy working autonomously. Full training and support will be provided.

The main duties of the role will include:-

-Chasing outstanding monies over the telephone and via email as and when required.
-Looking after a high volume, complex ledger.
-Dealing with complex, escalated queries and resolving them in a professional, prompt manner.
-Raising payments.
-Raising high volumes of sales invoices per week.
-Allocating cash to the sales ledger.
-Dealing with a high volume of complex customer queries.
-Raising credit notes.
-Performing bank reconciliations.
-Processing direct debits mandates.
-Carrying out credit checking and supporting the credit control function as and when required.
-Monitoring all sales orders.
-Chasing overdue accounts.
-Issuing monthly statements.
-Maintaining the petty cash.
-Supporting the finance team in other areas as and when required

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have some basic accountancy experience or will have worked within an office environment before or will have a sales ledger/credit control background.
-Be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and enjoy working towards deadlines.
-Have excellent organisational and communication skills.
-Want to start a career in accountancy or finance and will be happy to learn and develop new skills or be happy to continue within a sales ledger/credit control role.

In return you will:-

-Receive the rare opportunity to join a company that will invest in you and train you in a new industry if you don't have any experience.
-Gain access to a great benefits package which includes a subsidised canteen, travel and leisure discounts and 23 days holiday.
- Free onsite parking.
- Access to onsite gym.
- Free fruit and team incentives

For more information please contact Gemma Watmough

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.