Accounts Assistant/Credit Controller

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    5 months ago
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An excellent opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join an established business based in Leighton Buzzard.

Purpose of the Role:

This role is to look after the credit control function, provide other administrative support to the Finance Manager and cover various other tasks within the Finance department.

This is a permanent position and would suit someone who is proactive, confident and has very good Excel skills.

Duties include:

– Maintain debtors of approx. 300 live accounts
– Providing monthly statements, DD notice and copy invoices to customers via post and email
– Ensuring customers pay on time – email reminders and telephone when necessary
– Credit insurance administration
– Credit Limit administration, including forecasting
– Aged debt and Credit Limit reporting, and include reporting to Parent company in Germany
– To perform credit checks for existing and new customers
– Review and release orders over credit limit, in accordance with company policy
– Process new account applications
– Attend credit circle meetings, and produce summary report of discussions at the meeting
– Resolve customers queries and reconcile accounts
– Liaise with other members of the accounts department to ensure the Direct Debit payments are processed correctly
– Maintain customer master file
– Other ad hoc accounts and admin duties as required

Other Duties:

Any other accounting duties as required, including cover for the Accounts Assistant and Accounts Administrator.

Required Experience and Skills
– Previous experience as a Credit Controller / Administrator in a business to business sales environment
– Excellent communicator at all levels
– Strong organisational skills
– Sage and Microsoft office, especially very good Excel skills
– Customer focused and a team player
– Accuracy and an eye for detail
– Experience of Journal posting and month end procedures would be an advantage