Junior Credit Controller - Leeds City Centre

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £17000 - £20000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Are you looking to join a well-established business based in Leeds City Centre?
Are you looking to start/develop your career in finance?
Are you looking for an exciting role with real progression opportunities?

If so, this could be the ideal role for you!

We are currently working with an established service based business located within Leeds city centre area who are looking for an Entry Level Credit Controller on a permanent basis. This is an exciting newly created role due to an internal promotion and will report directly into the Finance 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 the purchase ledger side and will give the opportunity to progress into other areas of finance.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has limited existing experience within credit control/sales ledger or someone with strong administration experience who is looking to start a career in finance. This company offer full training and support and offer real progression opportunities.

The main duties of the role will include:-
*Taking a proactive role in managing and collecting outstanding debt from a high volume of customers.
*Ensuring that all cash allocations are processed accurately and in a timely manner ensuring unallocated cash is kept to a minimum.
*Banking customer cheques.
*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.
*Monitoring the credit limit and payment patterns of existing customers.
*Month end bank receipts posting and reconciliation.
*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.
*Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (including basic formatting skills, Vlookups and pivot tables).
*Want to start a career in accountancy or finance and will be eager to learn and develop new skills or be happy to continue within a sales ledger/credit control role.
*Be able to work towards targets and deadlines.
*Be able to work independently or as part of a team.

In return you will:-
*Receive the unique 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.
*Work in the heart of Leeds in a modern and trendy office space.
*Free onsite parking.
*Access to onsite gym.
*Free lunch on a Friday.
*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 www.sewellwallis.co.uk