Sales Ledger Clerk / Credit Controller

Recruiter
Wixroyd International LTD
Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
£21,000 per annum
Posted
24 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Ref
1099516400
Job Specification: Sales Ledger Clerk / Credit Controller

We are looking to recruit a confident and motivated person to join our finance team as Sales Ledger Clerk / Credit Controller.

Wixroyd?is one of the UK’s biggest online engineering component suppliers to the engineering industry and mechanical engineers. We have gained a reputation for high quality, innovative products, with year-on-year sales growth.?

Business growth has necessitated a re-location to a bigger, purpose-built warehouse in Chichester and this move offers an exciting opportunity for new staff members to work in a?fast paced?and dynamic work environment, where an employee’s hard work and commitment to the business are?recognised.?

Overall Job Purpose:

The Credit Controller reports to the company Financial Manager and liaises closely to deliver an accurate and efficient credit control service. This role requires building and maintaining strong relationships with customers to ensure the smooth running of accounts.

The day-to-day duties of the Credit Controller are varied and include managing the debts of creditors, ensuring timely customer payments are received and act where any late/delinquent payments, processing incoming funds, reconciling invoices, raising credit notes, resolving account queries and managing debt recovery (Pre court / court summons).

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Taking a proactive role in managing and collecting debts of company debtors
  • Maintaining customer records
  • Evaluating new credit requests and reviewing customers’ credit rankings (First Report)
  • Setting up of terms and conditions of credit
  • Ensuring timely payment of debts
  • Identifying and notify customers who are slow / delinquent on payments. Negotiating repayment plans based on customer financial situation and level of debt.
  • Following up payments as needed
  • Responding to relevant customer enquiries
  • Processing and reconciliation of invoices and credit notes
  • Taking customer credit card payments over the phone
  • Checking and posting of receipts (cheques/BACS/credit card) to accounting system Opera
  • Tracking of incoming payments and maintain contact with customer if they miss due invoices
  • Preparation of statements, client status reports and all relevant information as required
  • Managing and reporting on the Sales Ledger
  • Reconciliation of customer accounts
  • Managing proforma order and invoices
  • Providing administrative support to the internal team

Key Skills & Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Professional, confident and diplomatic when liaising with customer queries, identifying customer signals (verbal/non-verbal) which might likely indicate possible delinquent payments, with the confidence to address and successfully resolve these issues to ensure prompt payment of outstanding debts.
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Solid team working skills; ability to maintain strong relationships with external customers and internal colleagues
  • Hard-working, self-disciplined and efficient
  • Flexible and proactive nature
  • Excellent computer skills; high competence in Excel essential
  • Knowledge of accountancy software packages (knowledge of Pegasus Opera an advantage)
  • Demonstrable experience of bookkeeping
  • Accurate, efficient and organised with the ability to prioritise tasks as needed
  • Ability to reconcile complex accounts
  • 3+ years experience in a similar role
  • Entry level relevant accountancy qualification, or studying toward relevant accountancy qualification
  • Excellent maths skills
  • Attention to detail

Salary, Working Hours and Holiday
  • £21,000 - £23,000 (depending on level of experience)?
  • Monday - Friday 8.am - 4.30pm / 9.30am - 6pm
  • 3 months probation period.
  • 20 working days paid holiday (plus Bank Holidays).

Start Date:

1st May 2019

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to Rebecca Bond.

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