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Job Description

Credit controller

6 month contract


Are you a proactive problem-solver with a knack for fostering strong relationships? Our client, a leading food service wholesaler is looking for a Credit Controller on a 6 month basis to cover maternity with potential to extend to 8 months. You’ll play a pivotal role in managing a rolling ledger of £2 million and ensuring timely debt collection from a diverse customer base of approximately 300 clients.

Why Work with Us?
Our Client is looking for a credit controller to integrate into a culture defined by their core values:

Commercial: You understand the operational realities and financial imperatives of our customers, suppliers, and employees. You aim to deliver on time, every time, and at the right price.

Friendly: You’re part of an open and inclusive community, fostering a workplace where collaboration and support thrive. You’re welcoming, supportive, personable, and, above all, refreshingly friendly.

Nurturing: You provide an environment that encourages both commercial and personal growth, built around shared objectives, hopes, and dreams.

Proud: You wear your history, knowledge, and experience proudly. Together, you’ve built this business and continually strive to set new benchmarks for excellence in customer service.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Pursue debtors promptly to ensure the timely collection of overdue payments and efficient debt management.
  • Monitor payment trends to minimize risks and take proactive measures to address potential issues.
  • Oversee the complete debt collection process for your ledger, handling documentation, resolving queries, and issuing dunning letters.
  • Perform thorough on-boarding checks for new customers, including assessments through credit reference agencies.
  • Present strategies to reduce debt and negotiate payment arrangements when necessary.
  • Regularly assess and recommend unrecoverable balances for potential write-off.
  • Fulfill additional responsibilities as needed to support various business functions

Desired Candidate Qualifications and Skills:

  • Effective collaboration and communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to build relationships, coupled with interpersonal skills and adept stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, precision, and organizational abilities.
  • Proactive work ethic, complemented by analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Proficiency in IT systems and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities, adhere to deadlines, and effectively manage expectations.
  • Positive, courteous, and professional telephone etiquette.
  • Familiarity with pre-action protocols for debt claims, facilitating the initiation of court proceedings.
  • Previous experience in accounts receivable is advantageous.

If you’re ready to join a dynamic team as a credit controller, committed to excellence and customer satisfaction, apply now by sending your CV!

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