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Legal Credit Controller

  • Location

    Stretford

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £22000 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Gibson

  • Contact email:

    rebecca.gibson@sewellwallis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BG/2924_1653555842

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-25

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for a Legal Credit Controller to join a well established, growing business based in the Stretford area of Manchester. This is an excellent time to join a large, well respected, thriving business that aims to promote from within where possible.

You will join a friendly, long standing team that reward and recognise their team members. Along with a competitive salary and the opportunity to develop and progress you will have access to free parking and excellent benefits including hybrid working.

The role will involve a lot of client interaction and will require someone who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is able to speak to clients at all levels. The successful candidate will need to have excellent attention to detail and be able to recognise potential risks that should be escalated.

The role will mainly focus on ensuring timely and efficient collection of cash from customers in line with our agreed terms. As part of the finance team, the post holder will be responsible for dispute resolution, risk assessment as well as providing key support in both the pre-legal and post-legal collection functions.

The main duties of the role will be -
-Chasing overdue queries internally to resolution.
-Providing continuous support to external Solicitors to ensure collections are maximised, accounts are escalated, and queries resolved in a timely manner.
-Proactively working with Sales ahead of legal action to secure a positive payment outcome.
-Reviewing and recommending litigation action where necessary.
-Negotiating payment and query resolutions directly with customers.
-Working with the Finance & Sales teams to escalate issues when payments have not been made.
-Reviewing Bad Debt write-off requests in line with company authorisation guidelines.
-Providing detailed explanations and planned resolutions for all past due receivables.
-Performing contract termination, suspension, and reactivation reviews.
-Other ad-hoc tasks as required including invoice coding and running system reports.

The ideal candidate will -
-Have previous credit control experience in a high-volume work area.
-Have a good track record in successful cash collection.
-Have excellent communication skills especially when handling difficult queries.
-Have good accuracy and attention to detail when record keeping.
-Have strong IT skills with good knowledge and skills on Excel and Word.

For more information please contact Becky Gibson

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.