Sales Ledger / Credit Control Assistant (19921)

Fitch Ratings
London, England, United Kingdom
31 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
Contract type
Full time

Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today's global markets.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning and BMI Research, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is majority-owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, complying with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which operating, and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.

The Finance Department in London is a team of around 60 members in an open plan environment with responsibility for all financial and accounting requirements of the Fitch Group's UK and, going forward, certain European subsidiaries. In addition, it has responsibility for oversight and consolidation of Fitch's other entities in EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Fitch is seeking a Sales Ledger Assistant to join the Sales Ledger team which consists of 14 staff, including this position. This is a busy department and it is important that the candidate can work well in a team environment. The person will be responsible for the c ollection of outstanding debt for Fitch Learning invoicing, including resolving client queries relating to their invoices or accounts. Duties will also include some billing of invoices.

This positon is a key role in the Credit Control Department. The role involves billing and chasing global clients for payment of their invoices, for courses provided by Fitch Learning. This is a multi-million pound ledger with a high volume of invoicing from different areas of the Business, this will include Key Accounts. The right candidate will hit the ground running, will be keen to take on a challenge and will have a clear and confident telephone manner, with both the Business and our clients. The candidate should have good Accounts Receivable experience with confidence to perform account reconciliations and assist with monthly reporting where needed. The role requires a methodical individual with an eye for detail.

  • Chasing of outstanding invoices: this will include corporate delegate and public course chasing. Clients will be contacted by phone and by email.
  • Detailed collection notes on the status of each invoice and overall account will be made.
  • Liaising with the other members of the Credit Control team and the Business to ensure client queries are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Creation of invoices and credit notes.
  • Attend regular meetings with the rest of the team to keep their manager informed of any collection issues that arise.
  • Account reconciliations.
  • Cash application.
  • Some monthly reporting.
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as requested.
Essential experience/qualities: Good Excel skills and aptitude with other software packages Good level of general education. (Minimum C GSCE grades in Maths and English) Previous experience with the SAP accounting package an advantage Previous experience within an Accounts Receivable Department is essential.
Essential behavioural attributes:

Flexible approach to tasks is essential

Must be able to work as part of a team and independentl y

Ability to juggle a number of different tasks and priorities

Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Good organisational and communication skills

REPORTING TO: Collections Accountant

HOURS: 9.00-5.30. (flexibility required)

LOCATION: 30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf. E14 5GN


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