Credit Controller

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Salary : GBP23000 - GBP27000
Location : Cambridge
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Order Number : 470120
Line of Business : Accounting and Finance

Description :

The Permanent Division of Robert Half are currently working with a Science based charity in Cambridge who are looking for a Credit Controller to join the team.

Responsibilities:

  •  To lead all credit control activity, chasing overdue debts by appropriate methods and within agreed timescales.
  •  Ensure effective communication with RSC departments and the RSC Legal Team including maintaining a close liaison with the sales department, so that credit issues are resolved smoothly.
  •  Develop, implement and maintain clear debt recovery procedures, ensuring that debt chasing activity is tailored to each category of customer.
  •  Develop, implement and provide clear management information for review by the RSC Finance Director and Leadership Team, including aged debt information, key risks and trends. Provide ad-hoc reporting as and when requested by management.
  •  Identify opportunities for more efficient income collection methods, including greater use of electronic payments and online forms.
  •  Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity, ensuring effective audit trails for internal management review and external audit as required.
  •  Handle disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms.
  •  Propose write off of irrecoverable debt if agreed procedures have been exhausted and a debt is no longer economical to pursue.
  • Undertake account reconciliations as required.
  • Such other duties as from time to time may be required.
  •  To lead all credit control activity, chasing overdue debts by appropriate methods and within agreed timescales.
  •  Ensure effective communication with RSC departments and the RSC Legal Team including maintaining a close liaison with the sales department, so that credit issues are resolved smoothly.
  •  Develop, implement and maintain clear debt recovery procedures, ensuring that debt chasing activity is tailored to each category of customer.
  •  Develop, implement and provide clear management information for review by the RSC Finance Director and Leadership Team, including aged debt information, key risks and trends. Provide ad-hoc reporting as and when requested by management.
  •  Identify opportunities for more efficient income collection methods, including greater use of electronic payments and online forms.
  •  Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity, ensuring effective audit trails for internal management review and external audit as required.
  •  Handle disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms.
  •  Propose write off of irrecoverable debt if agreed procedures have been exhausted and a debt is no longer economical to pursue.
  •  Undertake account reconciliations as required.
  •  Such other duties as from time to time may be required.

The ideal candidate profile will be:

  •  Previous experience in a Credit Controller role is essential.
  •  Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels.
  •  Good ability using Microsoft Office including Excel to pivot table level.
  •  Sound decision-making.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Keen attention to detail.
  •  The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  •  In addition, the applicant should be confident using computerised accounting systems including ideally; Sun Accounts.

Salary & Benefits:

The company are willing to give a salary for the Credit Controller based in Cambridge between £23,000 and £27,000 per annum plus benefits.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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