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Credit Controller and Sales Ledger

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£21,000 to £24,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
22 Sep 2021
Reporting into the Finance Manager, this is a varied role that requires a working knowledge of both Sales Ledger and Credit Control Procedures. You will be responsible for the maintenance of the sales ledger from the initial invoicing to the collection of the debt. Working within a small team you will also be expected to carry out tasks relating to other functions within the department so, as to ensure continuity of service.

Responsibilities...

-To raise invoices in an accurate & timely manner
-Allocating bank transactions to Customer & Vendor ledger
-Maintain Sales ledger
-Monitoring debtor balances to ensure a reduction in Aged Debtor balances
-Progress the collection of debt in accordance with set processes & SLA's
-Ensuring credit & collection policies & procedures are followed to ensure timely payments whilst maintaining a high level of Customer retention
-Checking customer's credit ratings with CreditSafe
-Ensuring customer payments are received within agreed credit terms
-Contact clients for payment using the most effective and efficient methods
-Identify payment obstacles promptly & notify relevant internal stakeholders, in line with the set processes
-Take ownership of queries raised & manage resolution
-Reconciling Key Accounts to resolve any queries, some complex
-Negotiating repayment plans
-Weekly account reconciliations to minimise unallocated cash
-Accurately record every action taken on each Account on Sage
-Monthly reviewing of Customers
-Complete all necessary risk & compliance training & ensure strict adherence to the firm's risk & quality standards with knowledge of GDPR & Anti Money Laundering regulations
-Achieving direct debit, cash collection targets & KPI's on a monthly basis in line with Cashflow forecast
-Preparation of weekly reports to Finance Manager
-Working collaboratively across Receivables to maximise efficiency & develop preventative strategies to help remove payment obstacles
-Flagging Accounts that need to go on 'ON STOP'
-Identifying where Accounts need to move into Debt Recovery
-Preparing accounts for Legal Action
-Undertaking any other duties which may be requested by the Finance Manager, for which training and/or an explanation has been provided & understood.

About you...

Previous Credit Control experience of at least 2 years is essential. You will have experience of working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and be comfortable working on your own initiative to ensure tasks are completed correctly and on time.

-Minimum 2 years of experiences in Sales Ledger, Credit Control, &/or Debt Recovery
-Ability to multi-task & work to deadlines
-Strong analytical skills
-Good business acumen for problem solving
-Excellent communication skills - both written & verbal
-Confidence to deal with a range of stakeholders
-Excellent IT skills including Excel / Microsoft Office
-Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central would be advantageous
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Details

  • Job Reference: 379178641-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Recruitment Genius
    Recruitment Genius
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £21,000 to £24,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent