Credit Controller – Lincoln – £25k-£30k. As Credit Controller, provide a comprehensive and commercially focussed Credit Control service for the UK offices and some overseas business to business collections. Working with suppliers and internal contacts throughout the organisation to help the collection of outstanding debt, providing various supportive information requested by the business and clients. This is a proactive role seeking to improve and maintain/achieve optimum debtor days, ensure efficiency and effectiveness of collection procedures.
Building effective relationships and networks inside and outside of the firm to reduce debtor days
Establishing strong working relationships with internal and external contacts through regular review meetings to ensure that focus is maintained on timely debt collection in order to meet agreed targets and timetables.
Ensuring that debt collection notes are accurate and kept up to date, ensuring that all follow-up items are actioned in a timely manner.
Reporting to the Financial Controller on progress against target on a regular basis.
Accepting responsibility and taking ownership of operational issues, finding practical solutions, and escalating problems where appropriate.
Applying commercial logic in order to advise the business on best practice in order to obtain the maximum financial benefit for the firm.
Obtaining relevant feedback in order to advise on improvements to the processes of the team and actively promoting the finance function.
Providing a quality service and ensuring that the team processes and objectives align with business needs.
Consistently sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues.
Ensuring that all processes are carried out accurately and in a timely manner, in line with agreed service levels.
Adhering to agreed best practices, policies, and processes whilst adapting to local requirements as necessary.
Provide feedback on any potential Bad Debt and Doubtful Debt on a periodic basis to Financial Controller.
In line with the firm’s policies and procedures, co-ordinate write-offs that need to be actioned
Ideal Candidate for the role of Credit Controller
An experienced Credit Controller or Credit Control Supervisor who is available at short notice.
Able to demonstrate the application of best practice together with a commercial approach with regard to credit control and billing.
Able to demonstrate experience of building successful relationships and influencing.
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