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Senior Credit Controller Vacancy

Credit Controller - Construction & Building Trade - NW10

Willesden Junction . Ref: SCR 287

We have an excellent opportunity for a commercially minded credit controller to join a market leading provider of services, training and consultancy to a range of customers in industry, local government, and the general building trade. The credit controller will join an accounts department of 6 people, including one other credit control colleague, and have a responsible, varied and wide ranging role encompassing all aspects of credit control and accounts receivable administration.

This is a successful and fast growing medium sized company with current sales turnover of £25 million, projected to grow to £45 million within 2 years. 5 new sales executives have just joined the company.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Report to Finance Director.- Manage a share of 300 live accounts, and growing. Most on 30 day credit terms
  • Take ownership of customer accounts sales ledger
  • Work in partnership with customers – a relationship building credit control approach with customers
  • Customers include:• major construction businesses • housing associations • road builders • UK industry and commerce manufacturers
  • Daily: review and report on bacs payments received. Enter details into system
  • Do own posting and allocation of cash
  • Daily: Setting up new accounts. Credit score and set credit limits for new account applications. Approve or deny new accounts
  • Liaise with sales executives to negotiate and agree acceptable mode of payment and credit terms for new accounts. Determine whether the customer should be on 30 days credit, cheque on delivery, direct debit or credit card payment
  • Manage relationship with internal sales executes, sales ledger ( billing) colleagues, and operational foreman ( for the resolution of customer invoice queries)
  • Involvement in month-end process - bank reconciliations and customer account reconciliations
  • Reporting: Aged debt reporting. Top 10 customer reports. Work in Progress reporting.- Monitor invoice production (are sales invoices going out quickly enough?)

    Some metrics, and challenges in the role:

  • Sales Turnover £25 million projected to grow to £45 million in 2 years
  • Lots of aged debt on ledger to tackle ( DSO currently 60 days)
  • Plenty of unresolved queries to manage
  • Mixed invoice values – from £100 to £1/2 million
  • Approx 800 sales invoices are raised per month on sales ledger.
  • Objective: -keep accounts running at 30 days credit - Manage Cashflow though a period of rapid growth

Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Ideal Person: A confident, pro-active credit controller with all round credit control and accounts receivable skills.
  • Commercially minded, who likes to make presence felt, inside and outside the business.
  • Not shy about visiting colleagues and customers face to face if required.
  • Someone who is hands-on, practical, flexible and helpful.
  • At least 3 years experience in a challenging, wide ranging credit control role.


This is a successful, fast growing business, proven to be recession proof. Role could grow into a team leader role as the credit control team continues to grow, in line with the projected sales increase. The business competes in an expanding market sector.

Salary and Package:

  • £25k to £27k depending on experience + 10% performance bonus
  • 21 days holiday (rising by 1 day per year), pension plan, free lunch provided.
  • Free Parking
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm / a 35 hour week

    Apply now quoting Credit Controller SCR 287

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