Credit Manager

Credit Manager

Role: Credit Manager

Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Chesterfield

Our client are award winning experts in their field.

The role:

As Credit Manager you will manage the debts of the business and deliver an accurate credit control service, overseeing all monies owed by current debtors and managing requests for new debt. In addition, you will have responsibility for managing the preparation of all telephone bills through the billing system, for issuing all sales invoices across the business and forecasting cashflow.

Primary Objectives will include:

  • Reduce the aged debtors ledger to below 30 days
  • Maximise the number of accounts on direct debit
  • Ensure direct debits are collect on or before calendar day ten every month.
  • Ensure that invoice queries are resolved in a timely manner
  • Institute legal action where required
  • Monthly control of the Eclipse telephone billing system
  • Ensure bank balance is within set requirements

The key duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Managing and ensuring the accuracy of the sales ledger
  • Primary contact for internal and external enquiries
  • Evaluating new credit requests and reviewing customers’ credit rating on Experian
  • Setting up terms and conditions of credit and maintaining information on SAGE
  • Processing weekly/monthly invoices working to tight deadlines
  • Preparation and circulation of monthly statements to customers
  • Obtain and process direct debit instructions, ensuring the timely payment of debts
  • Reconcile bank accounts and post of receipts on to SAGE
  • Raise tickets for invoice queries with the Account Managers and manage the resolution thereof through the tickets
  • Posting sale receipts in cashbook.
  • Reconciling cashbook
  • Preparing monthly reports relating to potential doubtful debts
  • Issuing 7 Day letters as and when required and following up with legal action/suspension of services if required.
  • Resolve billing issues with other departments, where information is incomplete or incorrect
  • Represent Finance in meetings
  • Provide timely and relevant information to other departments.
  • Influence other departments to appreciate the effects of incorrect billing and over generous payment terms.
  • Discuss and agree payment plans with the Finance Controller where considered appropriate
  • Prepare the monthly Eclipse invoices
  • Process all sales invoices

The successful candidate:

  • Ideally, 3+ years experience in credit control, or as a Credit Manager
  • Experience of reducing aged debt
  • Dealing with legal claims
  • SAGE  Accounts package
  • Autotask or similar IT Management software
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Strong communication skills/written & verbal.
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate record of works.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently alone or as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Strong communication skills/written & verbal.
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate record of works.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently alone or as part of a team.

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