JOB ID: JB-74

Credit Controller (Temporary)

Southampton - Temporary

£27,000 Per Year

12/11/2023

Job Title: Credit Controller

  • Location: Southampton (Flexible and Hybrid Working Options Available)
  • Contract: Temporary (2-3months)
  • Full-time 37hrs (Part time considered above 25 hours)
  • Pay Rate: £14.00 (£27,000 FTE)

Overview 

August Clarke has a fantastic temporary opportunity on behalf of our client, a charitable organisations in Southampton. As a Credit Controller you will play a pivotal role in reducing their aged debtors.  This position, based in Southampton offers hybrid working arrangements, catering to modern professionals seeking a balanced work-life setup. This role is expected to be a two- three month temporary assignment and is available for an immediate start.

The Role

As a vital member of the finance team, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of reducing the charity’s debtor list. Your daily responsibilities will include overseeing credit control in alignment with company policies, facilitating dispute resolutions, and spearheading initiatives to enhance cash collection efficiency.

They have an aged debt of circa 1 million with and are looking to hire a proactive Credit Controller to work alongside their Service Managers and Accounts Receivable to identify any invoice errors and devise a strategy to reduce debt. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out audit into the aged debtors to ensure that invoiced were correctly raised by referring back to contract obligations.
  • Identify any invoices that require amending and highlighting any errors.
  • Initiating contact with customers for the settlement of overdue invoices
  • Produce timely age debt reports and review progress against set targets.
  • Supplying copy invoices and account statements, along with documenting customer disputes
  • Working with the Finance Manager and strategize on late payments, outlining clear action plans and timelines for resolution
  • Escalating concerns regarding late payments to the Finance Manager and the broader team as necessary
  • Managing customer account statuses, including initiating stops and reinstatements
  • Assisting in process improvement alongside Accounts Receivable

Skills And Experience

  • Proven experience in credit control or collections
  • Excellent customer service capabilities
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Autonomous work ethic, able to initiate and manage projects proactively
  • Confidence in one’s abilities and expertise in accounting and credit control