Senior Credit Controller

Full Time
Guildford,
£35k

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Description

My client is a multi-national fin tech company based near Guildford and are looking for a credit controller on a temporary to permanent basis.

The successful candidate, reporting to the Global Head of Accounts Receivable, will be responsible for client account invoice collection across various countries therefore this role would suit those with international Credit Control experience. With the ongoing challenges of accurately managing client account income, the ability to analyse financial systems and understand historical data relating to payment allocation is a particularly important requirement for the role. Previous exposure to SAP is not essential but candidates with this experience are desirable.

Duties

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improving cash flow, reducing exposure of loss by maintaining timely payment inflow and achievement of collection targets
  • Establishing relationships with customers for daily interaction and follow up regarding outstanding balances and notifying account managers of problem customers
  • Daily update of collection record in SAP / Excel to include records of calls, letters, e-mails, notes, promised payments, issues and any other relevant correspondence
  • Work with internal account managers, billing and sales to facilitate the resolution of customer disputes
  • Provide analysis and suggestions on handling aged balances; whether they should be escalated to upper management, reserved for, written off, sent to collections etc
  • Cash receipt posting process, ensuring payments are correctly applied to customer accounts
  • Maintenance of client accounts ensuring unapplied receipts are investigated and resolved to a minimum
  • Monthly forecasting of anticipated cash income to assist in group cashflow expectations
  • Collection of certificates from customers for short payments for overseas withholding tax
  • Preparation of monthly accounts receivable commentary to be included in the monthly financial book which should be a summary of the status of problem areas

Key Requirements:

  • Credit Control / Collections experience with preferable exposure to global & multi-currency markets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Ability to analyse and understand financial systems with SAP experience a distinct advantage
  • Proficiency in Excel